Digg as been around for a few years now and is probably one of the coolest social sharing site. But over the last couple of years with the popularity of Facebook and Twitter growing immensely, Digg had to take the sideline. To be honest it has been quite bad for Digg, after previously been in talks with Google over a possible $200 million acquisition, the site only managed to sell for $500,000.
But not to worry guys, the good folks over Betaworks the company that acquired Digg promised to turn Digg back into a startup, Low budget, small team, fast cycles.
On July 20, we announced that we were turning Digg back into a startup and rebuilding it from scratch in six weeks. After an intense month and a half, we managed to get the new Digg up and running on a fresh code base and infrastructure. We now have a solid foundation on which to build, and we expect to build fast. Yesterday, we previewed the new Digg applications for web, iPhone, and mobile web and today we’re happy to share Digg v1.
The results are the fresh and redesigned Digg.com, which looks great. The home page allows you to get a quick view of the news going on in the world. But what is a beautiful website if it didn’t have an iPhone app to match. The new version of Digg is available in the App Store and like the site the app is one to please. The app allows you to smoothly scroll through the news, tap to read them in a simple readable format. You can even add stories to your reading list and easily share them via Facebook and Twitter.
The app and the website have gotten off to a great start and we do hope the new owners can get Digg back to where it was. So far so good and you will want the Digg app on your, so grab it from the AppStore, for free