As expected today Digg reader has started rolling out its new RSS application to beta users in preparation of the closure of Google’s Reader service, which will close its doors on July 1st, 2013.
The new Digg Reader application has been hastily created to provide an alternative service to Google Reader users who will be looking to change to a new provider on July 1st.
Digg is not the only provider currently developing replacement Google Reader applications and goes up against alternative services provided by the likes of Feedly and others. Digg explains:
“Just moments ago we sent out the first batch of invites to the survey participants who powered our development process. Over the next few hours, we’ll open Digg Reader to the rest of the users who have signed up for early access. Our goal is to make sure the experience remains speedy and stable.
If you want to jump into the queue, you can sign up here: digg.com/reader. As we scale up over the next day or so, we’ll be adding users in increasingly larger batches.
This beta version is aimed first and foremost at Google Reader users looking for a new home in advance of its imminent shutdown. Once you connect your Google Account, you’ll find all of your feeds and folders set up and ready to go. And even if you’re not a Google Reader refugee, come on in! You can build up your list of sources by browsing recommended publishers or searching for feeds via the “Add” button.”
The new Digg Reader application will be launching both as a web based application as well as an iOS app for both Apple’s iPhone and iPad range of devices. For more information on the new Reader jumped over to the official website to register your willingness to participate in the new beta development stage.
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