Yahoo Brings Weather App to Android
Yahoo today announced that its weather application is now available to Android devices. Yahoo overhauled its iOS weather app earlier this year, and is offering the same app to Android users. According to Yahoo, the new app improves the 4-day forecast view to either to 5- or 10-day views, and it offers better weather predictions over each 24-hour period. The app brings with it new animations and graphics for precipitation, wind, pressure, moon phases, and sunrise/sunset times, and culls imagery from Flickr (also owned by Yahoo). The app includes a home screen widget and supports sign-in for additional Yahoo account integration. Yahoo Weather for Android is free to download from the Google Play Store.
Yahoo Adds Package Tracking to iOS Mail App
Yahoo today announced an update to its Mail App for iOS devices an added the ability to automatically track packages. According to Yahoo, users will see their shipments from Amazon, eBay, Zappos, Target, Best Buy, Macys.com, and others under the "Yahoo Today" section of the app, which will display shipping date, item description, and expected arrival.
Google Jazzes Up Weather Search Results
Checking the weather forecast via Google Search just received a big upgrade. On Android devices, searches in the Google app for "weather" will include far more information than before in a more appealing design.
Yahoo Adds Gmail Support to Yahoo Mail
Yahoo Mail today gained the ability to manage Gmail and Google Apps accounts. Yahoo relaunched the app in October and made it compatible with AOL, Hotmail, and Outlook.
Yahoo Revamps Mobile Apps and Home Page
Yahoo today unveiled a redesigned home page on the web and new, corresponding apps for Android and iOS devices. Yahoo said the new design should make news and other content easier to find, read, and share.
I'll stick with Beautiful Widgets and Weatherbug
Of course....with limited space for apps...having apps that offer duplicate functionality might not be all that practical