Digg officially launched its iPhone app Thursday — quite successfully, as Mashable reports that it has already soared to No. 1 in the App Store’s News category — and creator TapTapTap is marking the occasion with a contest in which it will give away 14 Digg iPads customized by Colorware.
Digg said its iPhone app allows users to Digg and bury stories and comments directly via their iPhones, adding that an Android version will follow soon.
Digg’s Chris Howard posted on the Digg Blog:
We are very excited to announce the launch of Digg’s official app for the iPhone. This free app was designed to create a seamless browsing experience between Digg and the most popular content on the Web, as chosen by the Digg community. We wanted to make it easy to discover interesting content on your phone and to easily jump into the conversations around that content. You can browse lists of recent content, search for the topics you care about, and save stories to check out later. Best of all, you can join in on the curation by Digging and burying stories and comments right from your phone!
This video (below) gives a detailed rundown of all the great features we’ve packed into the app.
The app was created by the talented team over at TapTapTap and showcases a lot of the great things that can be built off the Digg API, including writable endpoints that let developers create fully-featured applications.