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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.


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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Read the news with style with Yahoo News Digest [App of the Day]


The App of the Day today goes to Yahoo News Digest, the new app from Yahoo designed to give you some of the world’s most important news in the morning and in the evening. While this may seem like any other news app out there, Yahoo has shown with this app that they can create a unique news reading experience with cool animations that’ll make you keep going back to it.

On average, the app will give you 8-12 stories in the morning and evening, all from different categories. It will also notify you when the stories are ready to read – a feature many news readers don’t have.

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Each article also contains multiple sources for you to read from other writers to get a broader view of the issue and multiple viewpoints. The app tallies how many of the articles you have read, and once you have read all of them, a fun little animation will bring you to a fun fact about one of the articles and a link that lets you read more news for today. Seriously, I love the animations in this app.

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If you haven’t already, check Yahoo’s new app out in the Play Store.

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Yahoo News Digest comes to Android with Canadian and International editions


Yahoo has launched its Yahoo News Digest app for Android users, alongside the release of two new editions of the app for Canadian and International users. These two editions join the existing US and UK versions of the app, which are also available on iOS. Across all editions, the app offers summarized news stories in a digest form so users can quickly stay on top of the day’s top stories.

The app updates with new stories at 8AM and 6PM local time, and includes stories chosen by both human news curators and machine algorithms. The result is a list of articles, maps, Wikipedia entires, videos and photos that present the day’s top stories with visual accompaniments.

The Android version of Yahoo News Digest supports a homescreen widget that displays the most recent unread digest for easy viewing. The widget offers a countdown until the next digest is ready, which syncs in real time to the app’s countdown to stay up-to-date.

In the United States and United Kingdom, users can access their local news stories, as well as access the International edition of the app for a look at global news. In Canada, users can view content that’s locally relevant to them, as well as the International content. For the rest of the world, the International edition offers world news content in English.

Yahoo received an ‘overwhelming response’ after the app’s initial launch on iOS in January, with 40 percent of users coming back to the app on a daily basis.

Yahoo News Digest is available to download for free on iOS and Google Play. Check back soon to follow the app on AppData, our tracking platform for mobile and social apps and developers.

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Yahoo will not be updating Flickr for Windows Phone

Published by at 10:05 UTC, February 10th 2014

While Yahoo has been spending more time focusing on mobile, it looks like Windows Phone will not be part of that equation. Speaking to Alex Wilhelm (TechCrunch), a Yahoo Spokesperson said that “…we are focusing our mobile development efforts on iPhone and Android apps. …we can confirm that we currently have no plans to update our Flickr Windows Phone app.”

To be honest this isn’t much of a surprise. While Flickr was one of the first apps to be released for Windows Phone 7 it never picked up any updates once the Lumia 800 handed the ecosystem a relatively decent camera. There’s never been an update for Windows Phone 8 either, and with the increased camera technology this is a bit of a disappointment.

Yes the Windows Phone share is not as high as Android or iPhone, but it still is relatively open to have a solution to sharing high quality images from the handset with a community. Flickr is aiming to be that on other platforms, and Windows Phone could have been an easy win.

I suspect internal politics are more at play here than any other reason, but it means the third-party Flickr clients (such as Indulged and 2Flicka) have an empty field to play with.

Indulged (l) and 2Flicka (r) are both alternative clients for Flickr on WP.

Source / Credit: Alex Wilhelm (TechCrunch)

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Yahoo acquires Aviate, promises to fold into Android experience


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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