by Alex Diaz, VP Mobile and Emerging Products
Today we’re excited to introduce an updated Yahoo Finance app for iPhone and iPad - an entirely redesigned experience to help you follow the stocks and companies you care about most. Yahoo Finance delivers personalized news, real-time data and insights wherever you are, whenever you need it.
At the center of the Yahoo Finance app are the companies and stocks you care about - whether it’s breaking news and information, beautiful interactive charts or real time price changes you can easily follow any company to get personalized information and make sure you keep up to date on changes.
The Yahoo Finance app for iPhone and iPad was reimagined to deliver a beautiful personalized experience with a
stream of top news and data based on your favorite stocks and interests. We’ve added Push Notifications to keep you in the know as important stories break — so you can make quick and informed decisions on the stocks and companies you follow.
Yahoo Finance includes completely redesigned interactive stock charts to track historical changes, and easily compare performance to identify trends.
It’s now easier than ever to visualize company and market data by swiping, pinching and panning across the chart. You can also compare any stock, market or index to see related price changes.
We’re really excited about the new Yahoo Finance app and hope that you are too. The app is available in the US and you can download it free on the App Store.
by Fernando Delgado, Senior Director of Product Management, Mobile and Emerging Products
The Yahoo app is one of our daily experiences — we present news that’s personalized just for you. Today, we’ve added new features along with animated cinemagraphs that make Yahoo for iPhone and iPod touch an even better experience for discovering and reading content whether in the moment or saving for later. And it’s designed for iOS 7.
For those of you in the U.S., we’re introducing the ability to save your favorite content for later. With “My Saves” you can simply tap a button and come back later. If you’re on the go, there’s no better way to make sure all your important news, information or entertainment are waiting for you when you have the time.
We’ve also added breaking news, to make sure we alert you immediately. You can follow the story as it develops from our breaking news blog as information updates in real-time from Yahoo editors.
At Yahoo, we realize that it’s not just the quality of the content that keeps you coming back, it’s the experience. That’s why we’ve made changes to almost every view of the app to make it cleaner, faster and more engaging.
You can switch categories quicker than ever, and you’ll notice that the stream has been given a cleaner look to make it more readable. When you tap an article, you’ll see that we try to include a beautiful, relevant photo with each story. Some of them even have cinemagraphs - very subtly animated photos that bring the story to life.
In the coming days, features like “My Saves” will make their way to the desktop, so you’ll be able to flag any content that you find on Yahoo for later reading. That means that if you save something while you’re on your computer, you can read it on your phone later.
We hope you enjoy the new Yahoo experience, it gets smarter every time you use it.
By Juliana Santarelli, Senior Product Manager, Mobile & Emerging Products
We are pleased to announce a new mobile web experience that is rolling out today globally across many Yahoo! properties including Mail, Finance, Homepage, Search, Messenger, News and more.
We’re focused on building products for where our users are, and that includes mobile apps of course, but it also means providing an awesome mobile web experience, regardless of the device you use. Today many of our global users are accessing their web experiences on feature phones.
We wanted to be sure all our users get the best possible experience. So today, you’ll find a refreshed, modernized mobile web experience that’s more consistent with our mobile apps regardless of the level of device you’re using, from smartphones to the most basic feature phone. Our focus is to ensure our sites maximize the available space on your phone’s screen, improve page performance and are available to our users regardless of what device you’re using.
By Hari Vasudev VP & Head, Yahoo! India R&D and Anil Patel, Head, Developer Outreach and Community, Yahoo! Developer Network
Our Hack events in India have been pretty successful, to say the least. In a short span of 5 years, we have gotten overwhelming response from the developer community in India —so much so that this year we have expanded the event to cities beyond India’s Silicon Valley, Bangalore.
The 6th Yahoo! Hack—and 21st worldwide—was held recently in Hyderabad, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Over 1,000 developers from 20 states in India registered for the event and 250 hackers were accepted after taking a short coding challenge.
Hackers teamed up to turn their ideas into a working prototype in just 24 hours. It gave developers a chance to work together, using popular technologies and tools from the Open Web, including Yahoo! APIs, to develop something cool that could potentially solve a real-world problem.
The theme for the Hyderabad Yahoo! Hack was around Mobile and Personalization. There was tremendous energy gathered at the event—and not just because of the 350 cans of Red Bull and over 1,500 cups of hot beverages that flowed.
Let’s salute all the participants and hail the winners:
The Grand Prize was bagged by a mobile app, PlanMan!, targeted at a small group or company, lets one do workflow management through SMS and missed calls (Indians are quite fond of giving missed calls as a cost-effective way of communicating.)
Most Creative Hack was given to an Android app, Bachao! (which means Help! in Hindi). It uses the phone’s accelerometer to track the user’s location in the event of a car accident and sends an emergency alert.
Best Technical Hack was given to Train Tracker. It uses the reservation number of train travelers to alert them about their ongoing journey about things like the next stop, weather, time to destination and more.
Best Potential Product went to iCity, which is an iOS app that gives visitors to a city basic information.
Hackers Choice award, chosen, of course, by fellow hackers at the event, went to AI Finance, which uses artificial intelligence to forecast the value of upcoming stocks.
Hacks off to all of them!
By Mike Kerns, Vice President, Product
The first thing that I do every morning and the last thing that I do every night is check the news. I’m not alone, as millions of you turn to Yahoo! News throughout the day to get your fix.
Today, Yahoo! News is unveiling a more personal, intuitive and modern design, and it may look familiar - this new design is one step towards creating a more consistent feel across Yahoo!.
The first thing that you’ll notice about the new Yahoo! News is that it was designed around your interests and preferences. We made the news stream customizable so you can tell us what content you’d like to see more of. Yahoo! News will get smarter over time - the more you use it when signed in with your Yahoo! ID, the more it learns about your preferences, creating a personal news hub just for you. And the new News is super fast, articles now load faster than before.
The new Yahoo! News is more intuitive, too. We’re placing the news front and center in the content stream, and made it easier to navigate news categories — such as Politics, Tech, Science — as well as find original and partner content, like ABC News.
You’ll also notice an improved design when you visit Yahoo! News on your iOS devices, and soon on your Android devices. We wanted to be sure you’re getting not only a familiar experience but the best experience whether you’re sitting at your desk or on-the-go.
Over the next couple of days, our U.S. users will begin to experience the redesigned Yahoo! News. Enjoy, and stay tuned for more from Yahoo!.