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Shovel HD

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The first native Digg client for iPad!


This version of Shovel for iPad is a very early release. Like all other new iPad applications, we haven't had access to actual iPads to test on yet, nor have we been able to implement 100% of the features we'd like to see in the future. Please read below for a list of features that are on the immediate horizon, and we greatly appreciate your patience with our app.

Future Features --

Social Media Integration including Instapaper, Read It Now and Facebook publishing.

Full access to searching stories.
Direct access to user data, including submitted stories, comments, and dugg stories.

And much much more!

If you have any suggestions, please let us know in the comments!

With that said... Give it a whirl! Congratulations on the new iPad!


Shovel for iPad is the premier Digg client application for the iPad!

Through Shovel you gain access to the world of socially aggregated online news. While the site specializes in Tech news, there are more specialized categories where you can find news of interest to car enthusiasts, outdoorsmen, and more than anyone's fair share of funny videos.

All of the stories and submissions are voted on by the community and the best rise to the top!

So when you load up Shovel you are treated to a listing of the top rates, most up to date news, in topics that you're interested in.

Building on the successes of Shovel for iPhone, we recreated our API interface, taking advantage of the new features available to developers through Digg's API.


Shovel for iPad makes use of the DiggTM API.

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Customer Reviews


Wow, I was a bit nervous buying the app with so few reviews but very worth the few bucks. Much better for me than the recent iPhone digg-made app which was driving me crazy.

Very snappy view of comments and articles and I like the way comment threads are displayed. I checked out the reviews on the iPhone app before I bought the iPad version, agree that the green icon is way cool and you should keep it.

Only suggestion I have would be to allow more stories to load in the window on the left. I seem to always be hitting the more button. Seems silly not to just load all or many more of them. Also it would be great if we could customize our story list, combine politics tech and entertainment for example.

Great job

Don't waste your money

I've had this app for over a year now. In the beginning it was decent. Now I can't get it to work anymore. Yes I've uninstalled, yes I've reinstalled, yes I've rebooted, etc etc. It will load new stories but it seems after you read one story (visiting their site) the app then won't load new stories. I've given up - I expected an update only to be let down.

The dev has had more than enough time to test their app - there's no reason a $3 app, that's been around for so long, should be this buggy.

I am normally not critical of apps as I work in the IT and Programming field and understand time constraints and priorities, however, you've had plenty of time to fix this app. If you've given up on developing for it, remove the app and quit wasting people's time and money. Simply the truth.


This was one of the first apps I purchased, and unfortunately, it does much less than using a browser. There are many interface problems. You cannot read full articles from app, even if choosing the "visit site". Also, this app came out with the iPad launch, but has a large note at the top of the description stating its the first version and that we should consider before rating, as they had no access to the iPad ahead of time. However, it is still on version 1.0 and there is nothing but a large Ad type of description that is the same on the developer site or the site. That's links to anything, no way to ask for help, nothing. Where is the support? Unacceptable.

Shovel HD
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  • $2.99
  • Category: News
  • Released: Apr 01, 2010
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 0.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Loowa LLC
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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