Bonjour Canada: Yahoo Aviate Now Available in French!

By Paul Montoy-Wilson, Co-Founder of Yahoo Aviate

In late June Yahoo Aviate launched globally in English, and with over half of our users living outside of the U.S., we’re thrilled to bring Yahoo Aviate to Canada in French! Our intelligent Android homescreen is now available in eight languages: French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Bahasa and Russian.

We continue to focus on meeting our users’ needs and creating the best possible experience on Yahoo Aviate. We’ve received valuable feedback, more than doubling our daily active users since launch and gathering data that reaffirms that phones should be dynamic.image

We’re working towards bringing everyone around the world a more simple, intelligent and beautiful experience on their Android homescreen. Stay tuned for more to come in the near future!

Note: With the non-English language version of Yahoo Aviate, users will have the option to add Yahoo News Digest in English in their Today Space by downloading Yahoo News Digest from the Google Play Store. 

A Refresh For Yahoo Maps in Canada

Every day, many of us need to get from one place to another and often use maps for help. In fact, over a quarter of search queries on Yahoo are related to local content. Today, we’re excited to launch a refreshed Yahoo Maps desktop experience in Canada. The new Yahoo Maps makes it easier to explore and experience where you are, see where you’re headed and figure out the best route to get there.

Key new features and content options include:

Pedestrian and public transit routing: Now when you enter an origin and destination point, you can opt to see the route as a pedestrian, a driver or using public transit. The public transportation view lets you see different options so that you can pick which one looks best to you. All connections and transfers are clearly presented in a thoughtful manner

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Global map controls and views: On the map view, we’ve recently refreshed satellite imagery for over 14 million square kilometers of land - significantly reducing cloud cover, improving image sampling and creating coast to coast views. For individuals as well as companies, these aerial images are key to a great maps experience - from showing someone the home you grew up in to logistics companies planning their routes. Further, new overlay options include a left rail layout for the business search experience, real-time traffic, more visible markets, a carousel of stunning Flickr photos related to that location, and local weather.

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Design refresh: We’ve also refreshed Yahoo Maps so it has a more consistent look and feel with our other properties, combining the utility of maps with beautiful content and a distinctive design.

Go ahead and check out the new Yahoo Maps, available in English and French! - Fred Benz, Product Lead, Local Listings and Maps

The New Yahoo Mail App: Your Mail, News and Info at a Glance!

We rely on our mobile devices for many things throughout the day — to check email, search, read news, catch up on sports, and look up the weather forecast, among others. Today we’re introducing the latest Yahoo Mail app for iPhone and iPad in Canada, so all the information that’s most important to you is right at your fingertips. The new Yahoo Mail app will also be rolling out to Android phones over the next week. We’ve designed it with a focus on simplicity: it’s the familiar Yahoo Mail experience, plus one-tap access to personalized, real-time information.

When you first open the Yahoo Mail app, you’ll see your Yahoo Mail inbox and a new panel with icons for Mail, News and Today. This is where all your news, information, and communications come together in one integrated experience.

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We’re also introducing a new experience when you search for people in your inbox. When you start typing a name, Yahoo Mail offers smart search suggestions – including both people and messages – to help you narrow down your search. The app filters your search results by messages, files or photos, and you can easily scroll through them to find what you’re looking for. This feature will be rolling out over the next couple of days.

When you’re finished reading and replying to your email, see what’s happening in the world by tapping on the News icon — or you can swipe from tab-to-tab on Android devices. From celebrity gossip to the latest political news, you’ll find it in your visually rich news stream.

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And the Today icon shows a snapshot of the information you care about most every day — from your local weather to a news digest to Flickr photos.

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We’re excited to bring you the latest version of the Yahoo Mail app in both English and French, and we hope you find it to be a simple way to access your Mail, news, and other information all within a single app. Download the app in the App Store and Google Play. We hope you enjoy it!

- Andrew Molyneux, Senior Product Manager, Yahoo Mail

Next Up: Introducing Our Yahoo App for iOS in Canada

Yahoo makes it easier to discover the news and information you care about most, and we’ve been hard at work making sure our experience is available wherever you are. Today we’re psyched to launch our Yahoo app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad in Canada.

With the new Yahoo app for iOS devices, you can experience the best of the web in a beautiful and engaging way. You can quickly access the latest news and stories you love — and share your favourites right from the news stream, with buttons to share via Mail, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more. Or, if you’re on-the-go, you can save articles to read later.

See a snapshot of each story before you read it. Then, swipe left-to-right to move through and explore more articles.

Just like reading your favourite magazine, you can browse stories with beautiful visuals on your iPad, taking advantage of the bigger screen.


Go ahead and tap the Y icon in the upper right hand corner to search, check the weather, get the top headlines from Yahoo News Digest, and even see popular Flickr photos all in one place.

Download the new Yahoo App for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad in English from the App Store.

By Fernando Delgado, Senior Director, Mobile and Emerging Product