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. (more…)
In need of one more app to stream all of your favorite content with? Well, Yahoo just released the Yahoo Screen app for Android, which has been available on iOS devices since last September. It may be just a tad late, but from the quality of content we are seeing (for free, mind you), it seems worth it. (more…)
Looks like Marissa Mayer’s startup shopping spree hasn’t ended yet. The Yahoo CEO announced today at the company’s CES press conference that it has acquired Aviate, the contextually-aware launcher replacement for Android devices. (more…)
To celebrate the 16th birthday of Yahoo Mail, Yahoo is releasing new apps on Android, iOS, and desktop throughout the day. The new apps introduce user interface tweaks that utilize conversation views, similar to what you have probably been experiencing in Gmail for years. Conversations, as you know, group your ongoing mail chats so that you can see entire conversations in a single view. But that’s not all. (more…)
Yahoo Weather received an update this morning that turns the Android app into one of the more beautiful weather apps we have seen to date. The complete UI makeover pulls in location-based photos from Flickr, uses minimal text and images to present temperatures and forecasts, and even comes close to following most of Android’s new design guidelines (side navigation menu). You can still add multiple locations, with each pulling in a big, beautiful photo to represent it. Plus, you’ll see 10-day forecasts, chances of precipitation, wind and pressure, moon phases, UV patterns, sunrise and sunset, and more. Oh, there is a new lock screen widget as well, that maximizes as you swipe it down.
The app remains free. Bravo, Yahoo. (more…)
On top of all the other exciting news from Yahoo! today, the company just launched an update to their official Flickr Android app through Google Play, bringing a very polished look with it. The app’s UI is centered solely on photos and Yahoo doesn’t seem scared to recommend some great photographers that you should start following. Within seconds I was greeted by gorgeous landscapes and classy nudes. Thanks, Yahoo! (more…)
This morning, a new beefed up version of the Yahoo! application hit Google Play. Inside, Yahoo! looks to be focusing their time on bringing more news to your device, as there is now an “endless visual stream of stories,” along with the ability to personalize your stream with topics you want to follow. To top it off, there is an enhanced web search that features images as well as videos when you make an inquiry from inside the app. (more…)
The official Yahoo Mail app received a makeover and a new name today. Now known as “Y Mail,” the app itself follows a new motto of “Fast. Easy. Anywhere.” They made the interface super simple, but also incredibly fast, so that you can access everything in your account at all times and accomplish tasks more quickly. They also made it a similar experience across multiple platforms by releasing a new web client and updating their iOS, Windows Phone, and Android apps.
As you can see in the new Android version, they took a number of ideas from the Android design guidelines. It’s close to being Holo theme, plus we have a slideout panel from the left side to quickly get you into folders or categories. The app also has a pull-to-refresh and a quick-to-access action bar at the bottom. It looks great, especially for those that still use Yahoo Mail.
Via: YMail Blog