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Jul
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Yahoo has really been upping its Android game with the acquisition of Aviate and the launch of apps like Yahoo Weather. Now the company has finally shown its finance app some love. Yahoo Finance has been completely rebuilt from the ground up with new features and a more modern UI. Frankly, I don't see as developers had any choice other than to start over—the previous app was incredibly outdated.

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The new Yahoo Finance isn't Material Design, but it is more in-line with the Android aesthetics of today. There are three tabs that offer access to your personal stocks, news, markets, trends, and more. There are plenty of interactive graphs and you can choose to get push alerts for big swings in the market.

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Almost anything would have been an improvement over the old version, which you can see a few screens of below. The only really odd thing about the updated app is that the hamburger menu seems to be used mainly to link to Yahoo's other apps. Otherwise, it's definitely one of the better financial apps in the Play Store.

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Rahul Srivastava

    Only if it was Material Design, but i guess that is asking for too much.

    • Ash

      This app was likely in development long before material was even shown to the public. Close to nobody is releasing with that UI right now.

      • Rahul Srivastava

        Point taken!

  • disdude

    COMMON GOOGLE UPDATE GOOGLE FINANCE. <___< don't let yahoo show you up on your own platform.

    • Dan W

      god...when was the last time that app got updated? the UI still looks like it's from Froyo.

      • Blue Sun

        The last update was January 2013 and only addressed an upcoming API change. Basically it's as stale, if not worse than Google Voice.

  • usaff22

    Force-closing for me.

    • Blue Sun

      You running ART?

      • usaff22

        Yes, though the ART on the L Developer Preview.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/pamela-hill/ Pamela Hill

    "the hamburger menu seems to be used mainly to link to Yahoo's other apps." Their weather app does the same thing. It's stupid.

  • Blue Sun

    Added to wishlist. I'll give Google 3 weeks to see if they prioritize a Material update. Who am I kidding though...

  • Bluewall

    Nice ! I can now follow my auction in a better UI. Lol.

  • neo905

    Not available in Canada. Boooo!

  • Sonorat

    Not available in my country...

  • Rob

    #Google really needs to get its shit together. That and possibly pass out ADHD meds company-wide. They've got their hands partway into everything. I just tried to stream video to Chromecast with the Google Cast Beta app using my MacBook. Man, what a fucking ordeal that was. :(

  • Luis

    Why is the app not available in my country? It's not like it has any service 'US only', it's just news and quotes... damn, I need a decent finance app!

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  • Maneck

    Can we have the APK? It doesn't seem to be available in the UAE.

  • abobobilly

    When i looked at Hamburger, i felt SO HAPPY ... until i actually used the app, and found out the HORRENDOUS implementation of such a useful feature. Frigging Yahoo, can't even get an app right :S

  • http://www.tech2.in.com/ Nikhil Subramaniam

    Yahoo is killing it with some of its mobile apps. Flickr, News Digest (questionable functionality, great look) and the new Fantasy Football (Soccer for the US) app. All cool. I am sure there are others but these are the ones i have seen. Finance looks good if i had any use for it.

    I think all of Yahoo's apps have links for their other apps. It's silly.

  • Jack Smith

    Has anyone exported an APK?

    Just did a search about can't find one.

  • TylerChappell

    I really wish Google would update their Finance app and bring it out of its ugly Gingerbread-like design.