BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Internet giant Yahoo! has gone through a mobile makeover and is finally offering consumers new apps, modern design, and a glimpse into the future that CEO Stephanie Meyer wants to head.
Late last week, the internet giant launched two new apps.
The first is a stand-alone weather app that uses location-specific images to show you what weather conditions look like around the world at any given time. The new app uses Yahoo! owned photo site Flickr to show photos of the city you're looking at.
The second is a new e-mail app for your tablet which stands out from other e-mail sites with a special full-screen function for reading mail. It allows you to flip through your inbox as if you're reading a book, complete with page turn animations.
And just yesterday, Yahoo! launched its new flagship app, which now utilizes the designs of Summly, the app created by 17-year-old Nick D'Aloisio, which sold to Yahoo! for $30 million.
The new flagship app takes visual news to the next level by treating users to headlines and summaries laid over a blown-up thumbnail background. It also allows you to specify your section and topic preferences to make your new experience more personalized.
All of the new services from Yahoo! are just a glimpse into what they foresee in the future: full participation in mobile technology.
All of the new Yahoo! apps are available in both the Apple Store and Android Marketplace for free.