For those who haven’t heard, an app from Yahoo was released exclusively for iOS devices called “Yahoo News Digest”. Yahoo News Digest is a news app that gives you news whenever you want to access it. However, what stands out from this app is that these news articles are basically summaries that you can read on your phone about the top story of the day. In addition, it has a vibrant color that makes it feel warm when you use the app. While you read the top story headlines, there is a countdown clock on the app that will tell you when the “Morning Digest” or the “Evening Digest” will be released on the app. It is a useful tool because news stories can change throughout the entire day and people who want to be up to date on what is going on can read these digests. The word “digest” is the key word when you use this app because it helps people who use the app easy to understand and user-friendly. This is a stark contrast to the Yahoo News on their main page. Yahoo News, on the other hand will give news on all topics throughout the entire day. In addition, one can access the articles on the web or on a mobile device (which is not exclusive to Apple devices. It can also be used on Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone). The similarities between the two news mediums are that they are both owned by Yahoo and will give consumers their “news of the day” story in addition to having every sub-section of the news. The major difference is that Digest uses more pictures to give a visual look while the main page uses more words.
(seen above: an image of Yahoo News Digest on iOS devices)
(example of Yahoo News on a PC)