The leaves’ color transforms to an autumn palette as the brisk cool breeze sweeps through Silicon Valley… change is in the air and My Yahoo! is no exception. Below are some recent changes on My Yahoo!… and yes, preview on the Mail Preview app is back!
First off, we’ve improved the speed of the page by about 500 milliseconds (1/2 a second). This performance improvement may not seem like much, but if you are coming back to the site a few times a day and so is everyone else that uses My Yahoo!, we are literally saving all our visitors over 300,000 minutes every day!
We have a new comics App by GoComics that will give you easy access to dozens of comics. Save a few of your favorites and check them out every day.
There is now an updated design for the Mail app that mimics the layout found on the Yahoo! homepage. We originally had removed the hover preview feature (hover your mouse over an email and get a preview of the message) but have now put it back. Thanks for all the feedback letting us know how important that feature is to you. We actually have several new features coming soon that should make this even better… but that is a secret for now.
If you have ever saved multiple locations on the Yahoo! network used to get weather data, they were not all recognized by My Yahoo!. We have merged all of these so that you now have one saved weather location repository. You can check it out on the Weather app.
We’ve also fixed several bugs and minor issues… the link in the TV Listings App for changing your time zone is fixed. Just click on “Options” and select “Settings” then click on the “change” link. The local news feeds that started showing stale data should be fixed now. The Fantasy Sports App should be more reliable and stable.
Lastly, we’ve been shutting down some old content delivery mechanisms. We have replaced the old feeds with news ones. As a side effect, you may see a duplicate of a feed on your page. If this happens, simply click on the “Options” menu and select “Remove” to delete the duplicate.
That’s it for now. I’ll leave you with me singing and dancing about Yahoo! with Kimberly Caldwell of American Idol.
- My Yahoo! Team Lead