Yahoo Finance App for iPhone and iPad Updated With New Design

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Following the popular and successful launch of its Yahoo! Weather app earlier this year, Yahoo has released a completely redesigned Yahoo! Finance app for the iPhone and iPad. The app takes some cues from Yahoo's Weather app that Apple used as the basis for its redesigned native weather app in iOS 7.

    Yahoo! Finance will be a popular alternative to iOS 7's native Stocks app, allowing users to receive push notifications on breaking stories, sync portfolios and quotes across multiple devices, and track stocks, currencies, commodities, and more.

    Yahoo! Finance is a free download for the iPhone and iPad. [App Store]

    Article Link: Yahoo Finance App for iPhone and iPad Updated With New Design
  2. macrumors 65816


    Jun 8, 2008
    Bay Area,Cali
  3. macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2012
    Manhattan, New York
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2008
    Come on Yahoo Weather. Daddy needs an iPad version. *rolls dice*. CRAP!
  5. macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2013
    If it wasn't for the Weather app and Yahoo Answers showing up on Google, I would've forgotten that Yahoo even existed.
  6. macrumors 68000

    Cuban Missles

    Dec 6, 2012
    My heart is in Camagüey, the rest in the USA
    Not only this, but isnt yahoo basically a pretty wrapper around Bing?
  7. macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2011
    How come this app doesn't exist in the swedish app store?
  8. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    That's just for search results--there's way more to Yahoo! (that's not connected to Bing or any other service) outside of those.
  9. macrumors 601


    Mar 2, 2012
    My "stock" Stocks app is now in the junk folder.
  10. macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2010
    Apple keeps half-assing their first party apps.. If they won't take their own apps seriously, perhaps they should make 3rd party apps like this be the default app.
  11. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    What's wrong with their apps? Seems like they do what they are designed to do--which is what Apple provides them for (not tons of extra related features or anything like that).
  12. macrumors regular

    Aug 6, 2012
  13. macrumors member

    Nov 10, 2009
    You must not play fantasy football. That's the only thing keeping me around.
  14. macrumors member

    Oct 30, 2013
    Yahoo apps are getting prettier and prettier everyday. This is what I call gorgeous design.
  15. macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2013
    Like NOT having Google+ :D
    YouTube now forces you to have a Google+ account to post comments. Google is going to kill itself at this rate.
  16. macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2008
    I think it might be. When I try to go to it in the Canadian appstore it keeps taking me to Yahoo! Messenger.
  17. macrumors regular


    Mar 20, 2007
    Houston, TX
    Nice! Version 2.0.1 is already available. That didn't take long.
  18. macrumors regular

    May 24, 2012
    I have the yahoo weather app. This is pretty and functional, but I have always liked the Bloomberg app. Does this provide any features that Bloomberg does not?
  19. macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2011
    Seems like it, I can't find it in the swedish app store. I couldn't find the previous version either.
  20. macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2006
    love answers like this.

    from a company that boasts about everything it can its ironic that when its own offerings dont measure up their most ardent apologists claim its because its meant to be that way.

    then they should give people the option of choosing default apps
  21. macrumors member

    Feb 22, 2010
    Not in UK app store

    I wish Macrumors would mention when apps are country specific. This happens frequently that I waste time looking for non existent apps.
  22. macrumors Core

    Oct 17, 2011
    I completely agree about being able to choose default apps.

    But as far as their native apps go, what I said pretty much holds. Most default apps on all kinds of systems are the same way. People will often use third party apps for their more specific needs even when a similar (but usually more limited in one way or another) default app exists. That said, sometimes the default apps are exactly what someone needs without anything extra.

    Like for me the default Stocks app is perfect as it shows everything I want quickly and neatly. I don't usually care about extraneous (to me) financial information or features when I mainly just want to see the stock prices and some historical trends. Now, for someone who needs more, sure, another apps would be more appropriate.

    But, no need to put words (or anything else) in my mouth--no apologies or anything else, just pointing out that this is fairly typical and even expected when it comes to default system apps and that's part of the reason why third party apps exist to begin with.
  23. macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2006
    intention was not to put words in your mouth.

    but 3rd party apps and 3rd party apps are not the same thing. apple stocks costs just as much as yahoo stocks and there are other examples. of course its horses for courses but if apple isnt going to be releasing something that tries to be the best why do it at all? in fact they have claimed that is their thinking.

    still we see them throw out products like iwork, maps etc were they are far behind. there is no market for apps that cost the same but provide less.

    obviously we agree on allowing users to choose default apps as then its quite possible that quite a few would use none of apples own apps which would be quite damning.
  24. macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2011
    Trollhättan, Sweden
    Good question, min vän!!!
  25. macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2010
    I don't like the new design. My original settings were all lost after upgrade.

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