Android Apps

Yahoo! releases Android app that’s exactly like its mobile site

October 6, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Lifestyle

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Earlier this week, Yahoo! released an Android app for its Finance service that gave investors a chance to monitor stock tickers or keep a watchful eye on individual stocks. It has been greeted as a simple, easy-to-use app that Android users may come to love.

The official Yahoo! app, which also debuted this week, is equally as simple as it’s pretty much a dead ringer for the http://m.yahoo.com website. I started to play with the app this morning for the purpose of writing a review, but when pressing the Menu button to check settings, I realized this was the same thing I’d see had I just opened up the browser.

Why did Yahoo bother with an app that would just mimic its website? One possible reason is that it makes it easier to jump from service to service. The app features a button that allows users to navigate “Home” by pressing a button rather than going back in the browser to get to the “My Favorites” or “All Sites” tabs. If you’re a frequent user of Yahoo! mobile services and want the app, it’s out there.

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