Yahoo News Digest App Finally Makes It to Android
The Android version premiered on Google Play Thursday. It is one of 16 Yahoo apps available on the app platform from Yahoo, not counting Tumblr products. (Yahoo offers 15 apps in Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store.) It came out several months after the initial release of the app for the iPhone in January. It was initially unveiled at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, featuring versions for the iPhone and iPod Touch devices.
The app is currently one of the top news apps in Apple’s App Store. That version was exclusive to users based in either the United States or the United Kingdom. This most recent release also includes a Canadian version of the app on both platforms. Users outside these countries can download the international version. All versions of this app are only available in English.
Yahoo’s News Digest app is one of many products that are a part of Yahoo’s new mobile first strategy to help the technology firm gain new audiences and increase profits. The app delivers news to readers twice a day, at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. local time for the user. Like other Yahoo products, the iOS version came out first. Yahoo’s post about the new Android version details features it built into the app, including keeping track of what news the user has already read.