appeared in the iTunes App Store, but this was only the first of three mobile apps Yahoo released today. In addition to Flickr, Yahoo Finance and Yahoo Fantasy Football have now arrived in the store as well. In their respective categories, Yahoo Finance and Fantasy Football are the #1 players and these apps should help Yahoo to stabilize this position. In addition to these iPhone apps, Yahoo is also launching new mobile sites and BlakckBerry apps for both services.Earlier this morning, Yahoo's own Flickr app finally
The Yahoo Finance app gives users access to all the data one would typically expect from a financial app, including stock tickers and financial news stories. In addition, users can also follow their own personalized portfolio on Yahoo Finance. Another neat feature is that the app can display streaming video from Yahoo's Tech Ticker.
Unlike other finance apps, Yahoo also made its own app very customizable. In the 'Quotes' section, for example, you can simply press down on a ticker symbol and a menu will pop up that allows you to reorganize the page, move stocks around on the page, or display them as a full-sized graph.
While the app isn't necessarily revolutionary, it does give users access to the wealth of information available on Yahoo Finance and displays this information in a more customizable format than most other finance apps, including the CNNMoney and Bloomberg apps.
Yahoo's Fantasy Football '09 app gives players access to all of the features they would probably expect in a mobile fantasy football app. Users can manage their teams and view matchups, standings, and player stats. The app also gives users access to live scores. Users have obviously been waiting for this app for a while and it climbed into the top 10 of free sports apps in the App Store within hours of its release. The only complaint these users seem to have is that the app doesn't display data from players on other teams but their own.