Update: Digg announced several changes to the recently released iPhone app today. These include:
- Closing the app on a Digg story page doesn’t result in a crash when reopening the app
- A range of stability improvements allows the app to be used for longer periods without crashing
- We’ve added an "open in Safari" option for viewing websites from the story pages
- The app opens on the last page viewed when it was last closed
Original Article: Digg has launched its long awaited iPhone app, which was created by TapTapTap.
"This free app was designed to create a seamless browsing experience between Digg and the most popular content on the web, as chosen by the Digg community," says Digg’s Chris Howard. "We wanted to make it easy to discover interesting content on your phone and to easily jump into the conversations around that content. You can browse lists of recent content, search for the topics you care about, and save stories to check out later. Best of all, you can join in on the curation by Digging and burying stories and comments right from your phone!"
TapTapTap is even going so far as to hold a contest in which it is giving away fourteen Digg-branded iPad devices. They will be giving away one each day for two weeks. More details on that here.
The company says it will have an Android App available at some point. So far, no word on a timeframe for that or other mobile apps, but we’ll keep you posted if we learn more. The company will release updates for the iPhone app as it receives feedback.