Summly, a service recently acquired by Yahoo! that allows users to browse news fast, easily and beautifully by viewing concise summaries of online content, has now been integrated into the updated Yahoo! iOS app. With the latest mobile app update, Yahoo! promises to use Summly’s natural-language algorithms and machine learning to deliver quick story summaries.
“We’re thrilled to introduce this game-changing technology in our first mobile application. And, with the immersive imagery of our virtually endless newsfeed, the new Yahoo! app has both great technology and beautiful design front and center. Because searching for great content is also core to the Yahoo! experience, we’ve also improved the search experience with better video and image search”.
According to the company’s official blog, once you’re signed into Yahoo!, the choices you make will be saved across your mobile and desktop. The more you’ll use Yahoo!, the more relevant the experience will become. Once you’ve selected the types of stories you’re interested in, you’ll be able to easily select more of the topics you’d like to see in an article, and less of those you don’t.
The Yahoo! app for iOS is currently available to users in the U.S. only. [Download Link]