The new mobile interface, which you can test out by pointing your smartphone or tablet browser to digg.com/reader, reportedly captures the look and feel of the iPhone app, only without the app. I've tried it for a few minutes, and from what I can tell it is as fast as the regular Digg Reader.
Digg was careful to remind us that it’s still a beta product, and that it won’t work perfectly on some devices. Here's what it looks like:
And in other news Digg has also pushed out an update for their iPhone app. This update includes a bunch of features that I would think were desperately needed, including:
- We’ve added the “Popular” section to Digg Reader, enabling you to sort any of your feeds in order of their popularity across the social web.
- You can now choose to see only unread items in any Digg Reader feed. All feeds have a simple pull-down menu where you can toggle between All and Unread-only views.
- You can also turn on a new setting to show only folders and feeds with unread items.
- You can now delete feeds and folders directly in the app.
- We’ve improved scrolling performance, and added support for Readability.
I hadn't tried the Digg app, but some of the features mentioned above are pass/fail for me. I would have considered the app to be unusable without them.
And in other news, Digg is also right about ready to release the long promised Android app:
You may be asking yourself, “Where’s my freaking Android app?” The answer is: On my Nexus 4, right now. We’re doing final QA on our Android beta. Coming your way very, very soon.