Visualize Digg data in treemaps : 2 (now with pretty power)

I have finally finished my Digg Treemap application. The application is called DiggGraphr (couldnt call it DiggMapper since everyone expected a yahoo map to come up at some time). Anyway here it is in all its glory.
The application was developed in Flex since I am porting my treemap classes to Flex right now. However the core logic is still the same as my earlier As3 implementation.
You can right click to choose which page you want to go to (Digg or source). You can also click on the channels button to choose a particular channel you want to read. Drag the slider around to change the number of stories you want to see in the containers.

This application will die soon since today Digg clamped its api behind a application id and I dont have one yet. But before it dies, do Digg it if you like it.

Link: DiggGraphr

Author: Arpit Mathur

Arpit Mathur is a Principal Engineer at Comcast Labs where he is currently working on a variety of topics including Machine Learning, Affective Computing, and Blockchain applications. Arpit has also worked extensively on Android and iOS applications, Virtual Reality apps as well as with web technologies like JavaScript, HTML and Ruby on Rails. He also spent a couple of years in the User Experience team as a Creative Technologist.

12 thoughts on “Visualize Digg data in treemaps : 2 (now with pretty power)”

  1. Very cool … I’ve found treemaps to be a very powerful visualization tool. This is reminiscent of Marcos Weskamp’s Newsmap, but for Digg.


  2. Really cool! I notice that the main containers (the chanels) are partitioned as areas of an equal size. Have you tried to size them as a proportion to the number of diggs, like the stories? -sorry for my poor english-


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