April 22, 2013
Yahoo’s official app for iOS has received a noteworthy update. Version 3.0 includes Summly integration for the first time. The original Summly app was created by then 15-year-old Nick D’Alosio in 2011. It presented the news in less than 400 words. In March, Summly was purchased by Yahoo for a reported $30 million. After the announcement, Summly was pulled from the App Store. The updated Yahoo app uses Summly’s natural-language algorithms and machine to deliver news stories in a user’s feed. It also offers stories based on a user’s interests. Full Yahoo 3.0 app features include:
The free iPhone app is available in the App Store.
- Personalized stories based on your interests
- Beautiful article pages
- Endless visual stream of stories
- Summaries by Yahoo!
- Ability to select topics you want more stories about
- Revamped Web search experience