Yahoo has just updated its main news and lifestyle app for iOS with notable enhancements that make content the focus of attention.
In June last year, Yahoo for iOS was updated to version 5.0 with universal support for iPad and the addition of digital magazines, which are media-enhanced publications that combine original articles from Yahoo and posts licensed from other sites.
Now, Yahoo for iOS has been updated to version 6.0 with with a new look on iPhone that not only adds vim and vigor to the app, but also makes content from Yahoo’s 10 digital magazines interactive.
Know those swipeable comparison images and polls often embedded on sites like BuzzFeed? Well, the Yahoo app now has them too for each magazine category, enabling you to do the following and more:
- Vote “who wore it best” on Yahoo Style, then find out what Editor-in-Chief Joe Zee thinks about the most glamorous red carpet looks.
- Swipe to see Johnny Depp’s character transformations on Yahoo Movies, then read reviews and analysis curated by Executive Editor Josh Wolk.
- See “before and after” shots of the “Cake of the Day” recipe on Yahoo Food, with the trendiest food crazes curated by Editor-in-Chief Kerry Diamond.
The latest update to the app also adds content from Yahoo Weather and Yahoo News Digest to the All Stories and News sections, thereby letting you be quickly in the know of the latest information about weather conditions and hot topics.
The app’s latest update works in making it more interactive, interesting, and engaging so that users won’t have to seek alternative apps such as Flipboard, Facebook’s Paper, and Google News and Weather.
The app was previously updated last month with local news, support for article comments, and a new side-swipe navigation structure.
Earlier this month, Yahoo updated Yahoo Mail for iOS with package notifications and additional personalization options, and Tumblr for iOS with 1Password integration, new notification types, and other improvements.
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