After being bought by Betaworks for half a million dollars, it appears like Digg wants to restore it’s long lost glory. Yesterday Digg launched a new design for it’s site that is both simple and better than the previous one. Along with this new design for it’s website, Digg also launched an update for it’s official app in the App Store to make it look more like Digg v1 (site’s new design). The new Digg app just like the website displays the most interesting stories from around the web. Users can read a story, give a thumbs up, bookmark it for later reading, and share it on Facebook, Twitter, and email.
The reading page resembles to that of iBooks app, allowing users to enjoy their favorite Digg stories in a minimalistic and easy to read environment. The reading page displays the title and image along with the article’s text in a large font. Users can either read the article in Digg’s app or jump to the original site’s page by tapping ‘view on site’ button located at the bottom of the page.
The app also features a Facebook app like side panel that can be accessed by sliding finger on screen. This side panel enables users to easily jump to top stories, upcoming stories, and their Reading List. The new Digg app also has support for reading services like Instapaper and Pocket, that means you can save articles to these services and read whenever you like.
Digg 3.0 brings a nice improvement from previous version of the app, but requires more polishing. We hope to see it with more features along with native support for iPad in upcoming updates.
Digg is available in the App Store for free.