Posted by Andrew Stevens on April 19th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Yahoo! Mail is now available in the App Store and offers easy access to your inbox. You’ll be able to quickly scan messages with continuous scroll, swipe left to delete, multi-select messages to organize and attach photos or take new ones while composing a message.
• Quickly scan messages in your inbox with continuous scroll
• Auto complete email addresses as you type
• Simply swipe left on any message to delete, flag, move, mark as read and more
• Preview photos right at the top of a message
• Search through all messages across all folders
“Electric City” is a new animated web miniseries from movie star Tom Hanks and Yahoo! Screen. In addition to the cartoon collaboration, the project seeks to expand into other digital media like comics and, of course, video games. Jump Games is bringing “Electric City” to iOS devices with their new role-playing game Electric City The Revolt.
“Electric City” is named after and set in a post-apocalyptic future society where all of the world’s power and information is controlled by a group called Wire Central. As Frank Deetleman, players will join the rebellion and fight for freedom by exploring the city’s various precincts, completing missions, and solving puzzles all while avoiding the AMPs or Allied Municipal Patrol. Players can also compete in various mini-games and compare scores with friends.
The game and its characters will also tie in with the main, 90-minute episodic series currently airing here on Yahoo! Screen. Electric City The Revolt is available now for $0.99 on the App Store.
Yahoo! might have lost its position as the most commonly used search engine, but it’s bounced back in order to dominate the App Store, or at least that’s the hope.
One such new app from the company is that of Yahoo! TimeTraveler. The app makes exploring 29 major cities much easier by creating simple to follow trip plans for each of them, all based according to how long the user has got and where they want to start and end the tour.
The cities catered for range from 19 major US cities including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans and Dallas, as well as European destinations like Paris, Rome, London and Barcelona. Dubai and Christchurch are also catered for.
The app should keep most travellers happy and offers the potential for up to 10 hours of touring. An integrated map with routes and directions makes it easy to use, and it’s possible to generate multiple different plans for a city.
If you’re travelling this Summer, give it a shot. Yahoo! TimeTraveler is out now and it’s free.
Livestand, from Yahoo! is yet another former internet giant’s attempt to create a presence on iOS by creatin a personalized news and entertainment magazine.
Like most apps of this sort, they offer curated internet content to build a magazine that updates live to keep readers informed on topics of interest.
The app feature video and photo galleries, along with headlines, stock information and entertainment, horoscopes and general interest stories.
In its customized “Personal Mix,” users can pick topics and sites of interest and create their own live news experience. The app can be further customized by adding location and preferred stocks in the “Favorite Things” section of the control menu.
Social network integration includes Twitter and Facebook and the option to have multiple users and multiple magazines is great.
The GUI is clean and intuitive, and the content is easy to read, even if the sane background for each article gets a bit repetitive. That said, it creates a unified cohesive look that competitors have failed to capture.
But, the app lacks some features like a like or dislike option to further personalize content, and the current content providers are very limited. Also, the app seems to work only in landscape mode. But, if the library expands, Livestand has potential.
If there is one thing that the rapid expansion of social networking has left in disarray, it has to be instant messaging services. Using myself as a horrible example of this phenomenon, I have accounts through MSN, AIM, Yahoo, Facebook, Google Talk, and even Skype. To make matters even more confusing, I have have some instances of several different sign-on names per service, as I attempt to segregate work and personal contacts. Simply put, managing my social life has become nothing short of a nightmare.
Now try to wrap your brain around trying to operate a different application for each service that holds your digital identity. Needless to say, something has to give. That is why the new iPad release of IMO Instant Messenger was just what the doctor ordered. Offering the ability to unite all of your messaging accounts and their management under a single application, suddenly makes keeping your life straight a bit more feasible. Take at look at some of the awesome features that they are bragging about:
Use of existing IM account logins, so no need to create a new account
Your IM accounts can be Linked so you can login to all accounts at once
Searchable chat history: search your past conversations on both our website and the app
Flag your buddies as favorites so you can easily find them at the top of your buddy list
Push notifications sent for 72 hours after you close the app
Buddy icons that can optionally be displayed on the buddy list
Links sent by your buddies open in our app instead of Safari
The option to save passwords for quick sign-in without linking accounts
Just to prove that they are not just tooting their own horns, the team over at IMO.im has whipped up a trailer to help fill you in on using the application effectively. Check it out below:
So they have manage to finally create the app that can help keep my life straight, while not breaking the bank in the process. That’s right folks, the software will cost you absolutely nothing! If you have an iPad and an instant messenger account of any variety, this should be an instant download. Don’t worry, we will be in the queue right behind you!
Yahoo had a big day on Tuesday. Yahoo pulled the curtain back on a fresh new HTM5-optimized version of Yahoo Mail. The kicker is this newest optimization is for the iPad.
Those of you already using Yahoo Web Mail on an iPhone will feel like you’re visiting your best friend. The iPad version takes the improvements made for the iPhone, spruces them up, and optimizes them for the sexy screen on the iPad
The goodies don’t just stop at pretty layouts and HTML5 optimizations though. Through the miracles of modern caching technology, Yahoo Mail on the iPad will also cache user emails. This is great for those times when WiFi is completely unattainable.
This means that if you happen to be climbing to the top of Mount Everest and you realize you forgot if you were supposed to zig or zag at the fork in the path, you have options. You can open your Yahoo Mail on that iPad and do a quick search for what Jimmy told you to do. Thanks to that email cache, you can look at the map he scribbled on a napkin and emailed you earlier in the week.
This just shows us that more companies are willing to comply with the Apple enforced HTML5 standard than consumers give credit. Of course, the umpteen trillion iPods, iPhones, and iPads that are currently in use are probably more to blame than anything else is. It is still nice to see companies providing updates to their web services to cater to everyone. Are you reading this Google?
The new Yahoo Mail is available to anyone in the world with an iPad and access to the Internet. Just open that Safari app and point it to http://mail.yahoo.com. Yahoo will take of the rest from there. It might also help if you have a Yahoo Mail account.
Journalists are prone to hyperbole, but this title is almost euphemistic. SHAPE Services, creator of the popular IM+ client, are continuing to roll out feature after feature for their mass-market social networking application.
IM+ current supports Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, MSN / Live, AIM (Mac users think iChat), ICQ, MySpace, Facebook, Jabber, Twitter and Skype chat. Outside of the seemingly endless list of clients, the application also provides an equally long list of push notification options, including e-mail arrival notifications from popular clients such as Hotmail, Yahoo! and Google Mail.
In addition to the application being universally built for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, IM+ also features an in-built browser for those who don’t have the ability to multitask – a welcome addition for iPhone 3G and iPod Touch users who are unable to avail of Apple’s much-awaited feature.
The latest update – 4.3 – brings with it a number of new themes and wallpapers, high resolution graphics for iPhone 4 users and VoiceOver support, allowing for speech recognition to be enabled. This last feature will set users back 99c a month.
There’s no doubt that SHAPE Services developers are trying to appeal to everyone. From customizable sounds and animated emoticons to geo-location support and retina display graphics, IM+ is becoming the client of choice for social networking users. It remains one of the top grossing applications for Social Networking – not bad at all for a $9.99 application with almost 4 000 competitors. And to top it all off, there’s a free version too.
Speaking as a former Yahoo! employee, I’ve watched them make stupid move after stupid move the past few years. Their biggest, of course, was laying me off last year . For a struggling company it was odd to see them put so much money and time into projects that the everyone watching them just knew would go no where.
So it was with great relief today to see that Yahoo! made, what I think is a smart move today. They are reducing the scope of their mobile applications development to just the iPhone. They will no longer develop applications for Blackberry, Windows Mobile, or Java devices. Instead moving all of those devices and any other than the iPhone to their mobile web.
Yahoo! is going from having to support 300+ devices and dozens of different networks (each with different requirements and licensing fees) to just 1 device without the need to worry about the networks and their extended approval times of up to 6 months or more. This, hopefully, will save them a lot of money.
OneConnect is an attempt by Yahoo! to unify all of the social networks you use into one application. They have released this pretty interesting looking application to the iTunes App Store now. Downloading now…
* Get a full-featured phone book that can integrate contacts from your Yahoo! Address Book, iPhone, and your social networks (including: Bebo, Dopplr, Facebook, Flickr, Friendster, hi5, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube).
* Connect with your friends via Yahoo! Messenger or SMS. Have fun with emoticons, avatars, and photos.
* See what’s happening on your favorite social networks with an at-a-glance view of status updates, photo uploads, and more.
* Find your favorite people quickly and call, message, or send an e-mail—with one tap.