Four Yahoo Apps Debut on Apple Watch

Innovative experiences guide you to need-to-know information on your wrist

SUNNYVALE, Calif.— Yahoo! Inc. today announced four Yahoo apps on Apple Watch that will be available on April 24 – Yahoo Weather, Yahoo Sports Fantasy, Yahoo News Digest, and Yahoo News Hong Kong. These innovative apps were reimagined and simplified for the watch, allowing Yahoo to deliver a highly engaging and personal experience in a new way.

“We’re always looking at how users will engage new form factors, and we’ve taken the wrist computer as an opportunity to rethink our product experiences. Design generally loves constraint, so we rebuilt for the simplicity and user expectations of this screen,” said Adam Cahan, Yahoo’s senior vice president of mobile and video. “For the Apple Watch, in particular, we’ve added top of the hour updates from Yahoo News Digest and included micro-summaries with a new speed reading feature, for Yahoo Weather we’ve added “feels like” for an immediate at-a-glance visual update, and with Yahoo Sports Fantasy we’ve included Smack Talk with dictation. We hope you love using them.”

Leveraging Yahoo’s great content and technology, these new apps are perfectly suited for the Apple Watch as Yahoo looks to effortlessly guide users to information with Glances. The highly visual, beautiful and simple presentation give users a microsummary of the information, which they can tap into to learn more.

Yahoo’s app experiences on Apple Watch:

  • Yahoo Weather App on Apple Watch will feature morning updates and evening forecasts through notifications. With a Glance, users can find out if it’s a t-shirt or sweater day with Yahoo’s new “feels like” feature, or learn more about the conditions outside by tapping into the app.
  • With the Yahoo Sports Fantasy App, users can see what’s going on in their matchups or check on their lineup for injuries with a Glance. They can even talk smack with their league using the Apple Watch dictation feature.
  • Yahoo News Digest brings users in the U.S. the most important story on the hour, every hour so they are always up-to-date. Enjoy new microsummaries, visual atoms such as a map, stock ticker or infographic that bring the story to life, and a brand new speed reading feature to get you in-the-know in seconds.
  • With the Yahoo News Hong Kong App, users in Hong Kong will receive breaking news delivered to their wrist and enjoy the top 10 headlines of the hour with a Glance.

Yahoo apps for Apple Watch are available for free in the App Store.

Source: Yahoo! Inc.

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