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Scoop

Posted August 27, 2008 6:08pm

APPOLICIOUS ADVISOR RATING:

3 of 5 bars
  • PRICE: $0.99
  • EASE OF USE: 4
  • INTERFACE: 4
  • FREQUENCY OF USE: 4
  • FEATURES: 3
  • USEFULNESS: 3
SUMMARY: An easy to use Digg browser for the iPhone and iPod Touch

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Scoop is a paid app that brings Digg to the iPhone. It's not an app made by Digg, so that may discourage some of you from actually purchasing it. It does provide access to Digg in a neat and stylized package, but the question still remains as to whether or not it's worth it to purchase. If you're an avid Digg user, you've probably already experienced how the Digg web app works.

This works very similarly to the web app, but it does improve a few features that the web app fell short on. Plus, the graphic interface is a lot cleaner and doesn't have to rely on the limitations it faced in Safari. When you select a category, you'll actually be able to scroll through multiple pages for just that category. This is something the web app struggled with for quite a while. You can pull up each of the individual stories as you like and either read through their top comments, go directly to the article, or e-mail it to whoever you like.

The options do offer some interesting choices. Namely, you can receive a breif summary of the story before you even load it up. You can also set how many stories you want to see on each page. The more you set with the larger of a summary, the longer you'll sit there for it to load. The best part about the app is it's ability to show you the upcoming stories as well. This is something that many people over look, but then how else could you get a story on to the front page of Digg?

While the app does have it's benefits, it has some flaws. You can't log in to your dig account to Digg other articles. Nor can you Digg or poss a comment. That leaves you with not much more functionality then you've already got with the web app. So with all of that being said, it's confusing why a third party would create the app and charge for it when Digg can simply come through with a much better app themselves?

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