Previously only available to Android users in the United States, Yahoo has rolled out an update to its official app that brings Canadian-specific content. Yahoo notes that those who install the app will experience “the best of the web” on their device.
Yahoo’s app is compatible with Android devices running 2.3.3 and higher and offers the latest local Canadian news, as well as the ability to search via 12 different categories: World News, Business, Celebrities, Entertainment, Finance, Health, Media, Politics, Science, Society, Sports, Technology. Information is visually displayed in a card format with large feature images that remind us of Flipboard, along with adjustable text sizes. Also embedded within the app are a number of options for sharing articles via mail, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
Alongside support for content for international regions, this latest version of the app (version 4.1) offers an improved news stream layout as well as access to the aforementioned news categories from the navigational drawer.
Update: Yahoo has also released the app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, now with a wide variety of Canadian content.