Digg Reader still on track for launch in the next couple of months

Digg Reader still on track for launch in the next couple of months

Digg team has posted a new blog post updating on the developments of their RSS Reader app.

The company announced that they are going to code a Google Reader replacement and launch it before it shuts down in July this year.

Digg said that they have received a lot of feedback for this under development product. The four focus areas based on user feedback are:

Keep it simple, stupid*
Make it fast (like, really fast)
Synchronize across devices
Make it easy to import from existing Google Reader accounts

The company added:

Google did a lot of things right with its Reader, but based on what we’re hearing from users, there is room for meaningful improvement. We want to build a product that’s clean and flexible, that bends easily and intuitively to the needs of different users. We want to experiment with and add value to the sources of information that are increasingly important, but difficult to surface and organize in most reader applications — like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Reddit, LinkedIn, or Hacker News. We likely won’t get everything we want into v1, but we believe it’s worth exploring.

They are now looking for more feedback and also developers who might be interested in contributing to the project part time. Read the blog post here.

I personally hope that they use the recently announced Google+ Sign-in.

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