Under the leadership of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo seems to be going gangbusters lately with regular initiatives, roll-outs, and new features. The latest feature to be introduced is the Yahoo News Digest app, which has now followed in iOS’s footsteps by jumping onto the Android platform, as well as going international.
Twice a day (8.00am and 6.00pm), in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, Yahoo News Digest delivers a summarized version of the top news in those countries. Using a combination of algorithms and human editors, each story is a collection of “atoms”, comprising of things such as articles, maps, Wikipedia entries, videos, and photos.
If you would prefer to burst the bubble and read the news beyond your country’s borders, then you can choose the International edition. For everyone not in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada, you have only the International edition to read (at least for the moment anyway).
What makes the Android version stand out from the iOS version is that the Android version has a homescreen widget, which is helpful for showing the most up-to-date news. Plus the widget keeps track of which digests you have already read.
Yahoo News has always been an excellent source of news, and bringing it to the mobile platforms in the form of an app is a stroke of genius. The app looks well designed and well made, and the digest of news is perfect for anyone too busy to keep up with the news any other way. This is definitely one to download.
Source: Search Engine Land