Digg iPhone App Coming Soon, Says Kevin Rose
Over on Norweigen web site sofaprat.no, interviewers Arnt Eriksen and Thomas Moen got Digg founder Kevin Rose to confirm that his company is developing an application for the iPhone.
When Eriksen referred to having seen a sneak preview of the application, Rose was visibly surprised. “I cannot show that off yet. You’re not even supposed to know about that… Nobody knows about that.”
Eriksen mentioned seeing an unknown application on Rose’s iPhone and asking about it. “We were sitting next to each other, and he had his iPhone in hand. I was turning to him to ask him a question when I saw him playing around with the app.”
It goes without saying that a Digg application would take a lot of pain out of social bookmarking for a large number of smartphone users. Currently, startups such as Smub have offered work-arounds for simpler saving and sharing of links on mobile devices.
The Digg iPhone app represents the company’s first major mobile offering since a revamping of the Digg mobile site in July 2008. We can reasonably assume that Digg apps for other types of mobile devices will be released in the months to come, as well.