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News Aggregation App Yahoo News Digest Launches for Android

Ever feel overwhelmed by the day’s endless flood of news? A number of services attempt to rank and aggregate the news by importance, but Yahoo thinks it can do them one better. Yahoo News Digest, previously exclusive to iOS, is launching today on Google Play for Android devices.

The app separates news by four locales: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, or International. It has a built-in article browser, but is really designed to operate unobtrusively in the background. Every morning at 8 a.m. and evening at 6 p.m., it’ll deliver a summary of the top news, replete with “atoms” – related articles, maps, Wikipedia entries, etc. – that are intended to help you digest the news. 


Perhaps the biggest differentiator between Yahoo News Digest and similar apps is its user interface, which is clean, functional, and a pleasure to navigate. It isn’t Holo, but spiffy animation, parallax scrolling, and Gaussian blur are used to great effect. Performance is good, too, and the app even comes with a homescreen widget that keeps track of the stories you’ve read. Neat!

Yahoo News Digest is available for download from the Google Play Store starting today.

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Via: Yahoo
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  • Steveo

    No one has noticed or mentioned the little color-dot game at the top of the Settings menu? It’s like a pattern/memory game…click it to start a game!

  • Kevin

    IOS 7 UI > Holo. Amirite Kyle?

  • j

    Yahoo should stick to fantasy football..

  • Brian Frost

    I like it a lot. The new Yahoo is going in the right direction.

  • drrrrrrrooooooooiiiiiiiiiiid

    Yahoo has made really nice apps recently. At least their weather, sports, and fantasy sports apps are ones that I use frequently and I’ll check this one out too.

  • hfoster52

    Yahoo was there before google but google innovated past them. Solution hire someone from google and try to become them.

  • Bigwavedave25

    Yahoo. whoopady-do

  • LSH99

    Boy, I hope this works as well as their email app…
    I’ll try it in six months if it’s still around.

    • moelsen8

      i’m not sure how the whole syncing thing got past their email team. i always delete mail from my phone, and then i have to do it again if i ever login online. it is pretty sh*tty.

  • Jeff718

    Not compatible with my N5? Oh… probably because LCD density.

  • Rechie

    Uhmm… Yahoo!

  • Shawn John

    The one thing I like about Yahoo News is that it’s Sports sector seems to be the feeder for the rest of the news outlets, often breaking new Sports stories before the rest of the interwebs.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio