Digg (finally) launching its iPhone app

Matt Bowman · March 23, 2010 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/e90

It's been a long time coming, but the functionality looks pretty comprehensive.

Digg is finally coming to the iPhone, and if the screen shots Mashable got their hands on late Tuesday are accurate, the app will be robust.

Digg founder Kevin Rose first hinted that an app was in the works last year when he was caught playing with an early version last October before an interview with podcasters Arnt Eriksen and Thomas Moen during the FOWA Conference in London. The pair put Rose on the spot during the interview and asked if an app was being developed. Rose admitted they had an early version, and he seemed none too worried about letting the cat out of the bag.

We’ve reached out to Digg for comment and will update the post if we hear back. In the meantime, here’s what you can expect feature-wise, based on the screenshots.

- browsing by topic, filterable by most diggs, most recent and upcoming
- search bar, with results filterable by best match, most recent, and number of diggs
- comments on an item, with tabs to toggle between top comments, all comments and related stories.
- Full-screen view of pictures
- Of course, the ability to digg and bury, as well as comment and send to a friend


See more screenshots.

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Digg is a user driven social content website. Everything on Digg is user-submitted. After you submit content, other people read your submission and “Digg” what they like best. If your story receives enough Diggs, it’s promoted to the front page for other visitors to see.

Digg has been a force ever since. Acquisition offers have been made, Rose was on the cover of BusinessWeek and according to Alexa, Digg is in the top 100 most trafficked sites on the internet. The success hasn’t come without its share of problems though. The site has had to face services aimed at gaming the way stories hit the front page, as well as a user revolt. Digg has however been able to get over these hurdles as it continues to be one of the social news leaders.

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