As you might already know, Google Reader is set to shutdown on July 1st. There’s been a scramble by companies to setup a similar RSS reading app since Google announced its plans. Digg has been one of those companies that plans to be a major contender, and now, they’re set to launch version 1 of their Digg Reader app on June 26th.
The Digg Reader will be a freemium app, meaning the base product will be free, but there will be add-ons that you can pay for later. Everything launching on the 26th will be free. It sounds like there will be an iOS mobile app available as well, with an Android apps in the works within 60 days of launch.
Digg has said the following are the core elements of their app:
•Easy migration and onboarding from Google Reader.
•A clean reading experience that gets out of the way and puts the focus squarely on the articles, posts, images, and videos themselves.
•Useful mobile apps that sync with the web experience.
•Support for key actions like subscribing, sharing, saving and organizing.
Digg has said their focus within 60 days of the initial launch will include:
•Integration with additional third party services (like Buffer, Evernote, and IFTTT).
•Better tools to sort, filter and rank your reading lists and feeds, based on your networks, interests, likes, and so on.
•Collecting and responding to user feedback.