Digg: Help Us Build A Google Reader Replacement

News aggregator website Digg is working on an RSS reader to fill the imminent void left by Google Reader — and it wants your help to build it, even of you have no developer experience.

The clock is truly ticking for Google Reader users, with the search giant determined to scrap the service in exactly two months (July 1). If you still haven't switched to an alternate RSS reader, Digg has just announced it will have one ready in the latter half of the year.

Digg plans to identify and rebuild the best of Google Reader’s features (including its API) and then integrate it with networks and communities such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit and Hacker News. The company is currently looking for suggestions, testers and developers to lend a hand during the building process:

Like many of you, we were dismayed to learn that Google will be shutting down its much-loved, if under-appreciated, Google Reader on July 1st. In order to pull this off in such a small window, we’re going to need your help. We need your input on what you want to see in a reader. What problems should it solve for you? What’s useful? What isn’t? What do you wish it could do that it can’t today?

You can pay a visit to Digg's new reader page to register your interest. In the meantime, here are some other Google Reader alternatives that are well worth checking out.

Further reading: Five Best Google Reader Replacements | How To Export Your Google Reader Account | Need A Google Reader Replacement? Quite RSS Could Be For You


    Sounds like an interesting idea. Personally I've started using Feedly, and it's come a long way in the last few weeks.

      Me too. Just started using feedly and it's great. No need for digg to create one!

        I'm using currently http://eldonreader.com which is awesome (feedly is pretty cool as well :) )

        Last edited 02/05/13 9:03 pm

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