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.