DiggGraphr Lives Again

A while back I had released DiggGraphr, an application that used Digg’s api’s to render the stories on a TreeMap. Then I got caught up with the Adobe AIR mania and the next few versions of DiggGraphr were targeted to AIR rather than the web app. I have to admit that was a bad idea, since the AIR version brought no new functionality to the application that couldn’t have been done on the web. Ah well, it still got me some attention from Techcrunch and I also won a copy of Adobe Creative Suite in a contest that only accepted AIR apps.

In the meanwhile, the web app died online. I think some API changed just slightly, but that wasn’t really surprising. All code left to itself tends to deteriorate as anyone trying to compile code a few months old will tell you. However a few people have asked me about it and I figured I take a few mins and fix the app. Also reduced the crazy red borders that were definitely distracting.

So check out the web app here. If you havent Dugg it yet, do show some Digg love đŸ˜‰ (the Digg button is right there).
I have no plans to release an AIR version of DiggGraphr, unless someone asks me to.

Let me know what you think.

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.

One thought on “DiggGraphr Lives Again”

  1. I must say I really like that application. Some added functionality you could bring with AIR is being able to store your favourite stories perhaps. Anyways, nice work.


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