Mobile messaging app Tango has announced the launch of its News Feed feature, creating a hub of content for the platform’s more than 200 million registered users. The News Feed supports text, videos, music from Spotify and more, and was created with the goal of offering a deeper experience for users.
Social messaging app Yik Yak has received $1.5 million in additional funding for the expansion of its ‘hyper-local engagement’ platform, with funding from Vaizra Investments, DCM, Azure Capital Partners and others. The Yik Yak platform is an anonymous social experience, which allows users to connect to others based on location, with support for connections within a 1.5 mile radius.
The popular UberFacts Twitter account has grown into a full mobile app, as iPhone users can now take the facts-driven database with them wherever they go. Instead of waiting for the platform’s Twitter account to post a new fact, users can browse through 10 categories, learning interesting tidbits about topics that matter most to them.
Restaurant discovery platform Taste Savant has announced the launch of its mobile application on iOS, which aims to help users discover the best restaurants through its recommendation platform. The Taste Savant app features location-based searching, reviews and more, and offers support for restaurant reservations and order deliveries.
Restaurant reservations platform Table8 has officially launched on iOS and Android devices, giving users a hassle-free way to score tables at popular restaurants, without the need to reserve their spot days or weeks in advance. Now available in the San Francisco area, Table8 supports both restaurants and consumers with its fee-based service.
Taipei, Taiwan based Esobi has released its news-reading app newsXpresso on Android devices, which looks to offer a “news snacking” experience to users. newsXpresso offers localized content for 20 global regions, from the US and Canada to Spain, Sweden and Russia. The platform is designed with a magazine-inspired interface, and provides news stories across a variety of categories.
Stylekick has announced the launch of its updated fashion platform on iPhone. Since launching last fall, the Stylekick app has been updated with thousands of new looks, a redesigned user interface, app performance improvements, and support for sharing items on social networks. In this new version, iPhone users can like and share their favorite clothing items and accessories, as well as receive recommendations based on their tastes.
YP (formerly Yellow Pages) has unveiled a new update to its mybook feature on iOS and Android. Using mybook, consumers can organize their favorite local businesses into appropriate categories, with this update introducing the ability to create custom collections of businesses relating to special projects or trips.
Mobile email, productivity and organization company Gusto has announced it has secured $1.3 million in financing, in a round led by Elevate Ventures, for the expansion of its Gusto email client app on iPhone. The Gusto app automatically sorts emails, attachments and photos, giving users a better way to browse the emails they’re most interested in, rather than leaving everything in a single, sometimes giant list.
My.com’s email app myMail is experiencing great success on iOS, according to new data provided by app analytics company Distimo. The email client was released in November 2013, and allows users to access and manage multiple email accounts in a single app. Since launch, myMail has become the most downloaded third-party email client on iOS worldwide. As of March 2014, the app is No. 3 among all iOS email apps, behind Gmail and Yahoo.
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