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Yahoo Aviate gains new powers with ‘Smart Stream’

Yahoo’s Aviate home screen launcher gets even smarter this week with the introduction of a new Smart Stream feature. Not unlike what Google Now does for users, Smart Stream adjusts itself throughout the day to deliver timely and relevant information to the user. What’s more, it can also offer up details and tidbits based on location.

Aviate is designed to replace the stock app launcher for your Android phone. Owned by Yahoo, it’s a different approach to the stuff you might find preloaded on your handset. Aviate is a free download and works with devices running 4.1 Jelly Bean or higher.

Imagine you’re walking downtown in San Francisco on a Saturday around noon. We’ll surface nearby restaurants so that you can find a yummy place to eat. When the Giants game starts at 1pm, we’ll bring you live sports scores. If you plug in your headphones, we’ll pull your music apps up to the top of your Smart Stream. If there’s ever a specific card you’re looking for, you can always access it with the Focus menu, located in the search bar on your homescreen.

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If you are looking for a different approach to launching apps and games, Aviate should be high on your list. It gets smarter with each update and the configuration options are quite user-friendly. We’re fond of this one and think you’d enjoy it.

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Yahoo acquires Aviate, promises to fold into Android experience

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In another move to bring Yahoo back to its prime, today Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer took to the stage at CES 2014 to announce its newest acquisition that aligns perfectly with its “team and vision” — Aviate.

Aviate is an Android app that has been in beta for the last few months and automatically organizes your homescreen based on the time of day or location. It places icons, information and shortcuts in smart locations and changes throughout your day.

Yahoo said that they acquired Aviate since it shares their vision for simple and intelligent mobile experiences, and the company hopes to make it a central part of Android-based experiences this year and beyond. Yahoo believes that through Aviate, homescreens will become smarter, more personalized and aware of your context.

Over on its site, Aviate said that they met with Yahoo and it was obvious how aligned their visions are, with Yahoo all about “simplifying and streamlining users’ daily habits through intelligent and beautiful products.” Aviate sees endless opportunities for growth with the Internet giant. It also thanked its users for their ”support, excitement and faith.”

Although Aviate is still in private beta, Yahoo had one more announcement that it is giving out 25,000 invites to people who use code “YAHOO.” It’s first come, first serve, so if you want one, you better hurry!

via Yahoo, Aviate, Keynote video

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