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Digg Reader Now Available on Android

digg_reader_logo[1]Digg has long been teasing its users with the promise of an Android app and that app is finally here. There’s a new post on their blog announcing that the new app is available in Google Play.

It’s called Digg (obviously), and it offers the same functionality as the Digg iPad app (and the website). You can use it both to follow your favorite news feeds as well as a social reader. Like the web version of Digg, the Android app includes up-to-the-minute stories from the Digg homepage as well as Digg Reader.

Digg launched their Google Reader replacement in late June, and has since updated it several times. It’s also available on iPad, iPhone, and as a mobile site. And today it is available as an Android app.

The app looks like it might have an interesting set of features. I find the social reading aspects rather interesting (even though I’m not a social reader):

  • Quickly swipe back and forth through Digg’s Top Stories, as well as through any feed or folder in Digg Reader. Choose from either the web view or the parsed text view.
  • Digg or save any story;  send it to Instapaper, Pocket or Readability (automatically upon save, if you choose);  and share to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumblr, WordPress, Buffer, Dropbox, Google Drive, email, text or any other sharable app on your device.
  • Search Digg Top Stories.
  • Sort your Digg Reader items by popularity to quickly see which of your items are the most talked-about on the social web.
  • If you so choose, post your diggs automatically to your Facebook timeline.

I closed my account on Digg some time back, so I can’t try the app. But I do know that the app isn’t quite finished:

This is our first Android release, and we’ll be updating and improving it steadily over the next few months. There are a few missing features we’re still testing such as a “Show Only Unread Items” view, text size and display mode options, and background updating. You’ll see those added shortly, along with other new and bewitching features.

Here’s what it looks like:

Google Play

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