Yahoo News Digest wins Apple Design Award

Chris Parsons
News Editor
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Yahoo News Digest, the news app which helps ’serve people’s daily need to stay informed’, has been recognised with a coveted Apple Design Award.

The award is the second in two years for the company, after Yahoo Weather also scooped an Apple Design Award in 2013.

Yahoo News Digest, which was first launched in the U.S., delivers the top news to its audience twice a day, via a ‘definitive summary of all the need-to-know news’.

Download Yahoo News Digest from the Apple Appstore here

Its presentation of stories via ‘atomic units’ which include stock graphics, Wikipedia extracts, videos and tweets, has been hailed throughout the mobile industry and now officially recognised by Apple.

Nick D’Aloisio, Yahoo News Digest Project Manager, said: ‘To be recognized a second time by Apple, a company that has inspired millions of developers around the world to understand that simplicity can create enduring beauty, is something we are incredibly proud of.

‘Yahoo News Digest was created to serve people’s daily need to stay informed about the most important news and events around them.

'The algorithms, which were developed at Summly, smartly reduce stories to the most fundamental elements and meaningfully combine them with select point of views sourced from around the web. We take the Apple Design Award as a terrific reminder that innovation and beauty can be found in the care of the details.

‘Thank you to the amazing designers on the team who helped develop Yahoo News Digest and more importantly, our users who have made it an integral part of their daily lives.’

Download Yahoo News Digest from the Apple Appstore here
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