Yahoo had organized a bloggers meet with the top tech bloggers in Bangalore to showcase their latest offering especially mobility and mobile applications being the next big thing.
Yahoo showcased Aviate, News Digest, Flickr 3.0, Yahoo Homepage and Yahoo Soccer.
The first product we experienced is the Yahoo Aviate which is the Intelligent Home screen that Simplifies Your Phone.Yahoo Aviate makes it look simple and a clean, new layout and apps automatically organized. Aviate also makes your phone smarter by offering intelligent information throughout your day. Whether you’re on the go, at work, at a restaurant or just relaxing at home, Aviate automatically shows you apps and information that are useful to you based on what you’re up to.
Yahoo Aviate automatically organizes your apps based on contextual clues, and pulling up relevant apps or suggesting new ones based on your location, the time of day, and what you’re up to-bringing you what you need, when you need it.
Yahoo Aviate isn’t just an app.it’s the home base for your entire mobile experience. It’s the last thing you touch at night and the first thing you touch when you wake up in the morning. It’s a brand new experience, so give Yahoo Aviate at least a week to see if it can change the way you interact with your phone
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The next in the line is Flickr 3.0 for iPhone and Android.
The app for inspiring and passionate photography by building world-class tools and beautiful photo displays you can access anywhere. Ten years ago we defined online photo sharing as the first major online community to store, organize, tag, and share digital photos. We could not be more excited to continue shaping digital photography with our new upgrade for Flickr app for iPhone and for Android phones.
The heart of our Flickr apps is a powerful mobile camera that makes it easy to take and share amazing photos in high resolution. On iPhone and iPod touch, fourteen live filters let you see how the photo will look even before you take it. And refine your pictures in real-time with a suite of sophisticated editing tools. Whether it’s filters, vignettes, auto-enhance or more professional tools like color balance, levels, and exposure – Flickr’s camera gives you full control over your photos all the time.
New to the Flickr apps, you can record up to 30 seconds of stunning HD video using the same live filters available with photos. Customize your video by adding different segments of footage and if you record a segment that you don’t like, simply remove it with one tap.
On Flickr, everyone gets 1,000 gigabytes of storage free, enough space for more than 500,000 photos, pretty much all the space you’ll ever need. Our new Auto Sync feature lets you seamlessly upload all your original quality photos from your phone automatically to your account, so that Flickr can be your camera roll in the cloud.Flickr is introducing a new way to rediscover and explore your images. Even if you have thousands of photos, our intelligent search engine will help you find what you’re looking for fast. Flickr’s understanding of your photo’s date and time (ex: “January 2014”), place (ex: “San Francisco”), and even scenes and objects (ex: “car,” “sunset,” “beach,” “portrait”) helps organize your images so you don’t have to.
Sharing photos on Flickr is also easier than ever. Using batch organization and our enhanced sharing features, share any of your photos from Flickr directly to Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook.
On Flickr, discover photos from your friends and people you don’t even know yet. With the new Flickr apps we hope you’ll take a moment wherever you are to be inspired and inspire others. See photos from the photographers you follow and find what your friends are sharing right on Flickr. Join the conversation or start one of your own by faving a photo and leaving comments!
Flickr has always been about celebrating beautiful photography. Browse top trending photos within our Explore feature and discover new photographers to follow and places to go right from your phone.
We’re also helping you discover more about the photo itself with an enhanced information screen. Find out where the photo was taken and which camera and lens were used to create each shot. You’ll uncover the story behind the photo and gain valuable insights to elevate your own skills!
Yahoo Soccer experience
As the football World Cup fever started to set in this, here at Yahoo we were primed and ready to keep our users abreast of the action as it happened. Through original videos, in-depth stories, and a unique, honest and outspoken voice from Yahoo Sports global football ambassador, José Mourinho and local football experts, Yahoo was one of the most exciting daily digital destinations for fans across the globe during the tournament.
• Yahoo Sports site covered every aspect of the World Cup, including pre and post game analysis from our experts, fan views and opinions from outside the stadiums.
• Some of the key features include:
o Interactive timeline – a multi-purpose piece of magic that acted not just as a visual chronological summary of the match, but also as a navigational aid to the detailed commentary below, and a quick and easy way to jump into the most interesting moments of the match, like goals, cards, and substitutions so users can skip to the action directly.
o We added lots of stats oriented info-graphics
Game level, team level, player level stats
Donut graphs, pitch view, and goalmouth views
Interactive heat maps
o Contextual Insight Cards
Brings the moment alive with infographics around the situation (for eg, a substituation, penalty)
Formation views of the teams, giving users tactical insights into the match
Deep stats about every player during a match, team profiles, player profiles
Yahoo Revamped Homepage.
You can now experience a more welcoming Yahoo homepage with simpler navigation and browse top stories, check your email, keep a tab on your stocks, see your photos, check the weather or even find out what the stars have in store for you.
Enjoy a virtually endless stream of content, which you can browse at your convenience and choose to read, save-for-later or delete from your view – making the whole experience personal. You can directly access the Weather forecast, your Flickr photos, stocks you follow on Yahoo Finance, and astrological forecasts for the day from utility apps hosted on the Homepage.
Here’s what’s new:
● Easy-to-use with a modern and intuitive experience
○ A cleaner design that’s easy to navigate
○ More information in less space (surfacing headlines and summaries in an easy to read snapshot)
○ Ease of use with the familiar search box, quick links to Yahoo properties and the ever popular Today Module in a larger view
● Fresh, infinite stream of content offering most popular stories
○ An a virtually endless stream of content across news, sports, celebrity stories, entertainment and lifestyle
● Personalized view of your content stream and utility apps
○ The stream of news also offers you choice – whether to read, ‘save for later’ or delete the story from your view making the experience more personal
○ New utility apps including Yahoo Weather, Finance, Flickr that’s available right on the homepage can be customized according to user preference
○ Facebook integration allows you to see your friends’ upcoming birthdays , on the Homepage itself
● Fast & Available across devices
○ Find all that you are interested in – news, mail, sports, photos, friends – right on one single page and save your time!
○ Seamless experience across desktop, tablets and smart phones giving you the choice to continue enjoying Yahoo from anywhere
Visit the new Yahoo homepage today!
• Since its launch the engagement on Yahoo India homepage has gone up by 11% since launch which means users are spending more time on our homepage.