Build Apps for the New Yahoo! Homepage

Today there are nearly 400 apps available for Yahoo! homepages around the world. Will yours be one of the innovative and flawless apps that makes it into the homepage gallery next?

Now, you can build apps that run on the new Yahoo! homepage, which gets over 330 million unique visitors per month worldwide. By building apps, you can drive traffic to your site, acquire new users, and increase awareness of your brand. You can also display ads and make money through virtual goods. We’re working on an array of additional developer monetization opportunities – these will be available soon.

Like the open apps on My Yahoo!, homepage apps are built with the Yahoo! Application Platform (YAP), which allows you to build and distribute an app that any Yahoo! user can install (see how the user experience looks). Raise awareness of your app through traditional mechanisms (email, ads, etc.) and use “Add to Yahoo!” buttons to encourage installs. Your app installs will also be reflected in Yahoo! Updates.

Here’s a selection from the first batch of applications built on YAP -- available today on the Yahoo! homepage:

A-Z Wine Pairings by MyRecipes & Snooth allows you to create a meal with over 30,000 recipes from your favorite magazines and cookbooks. Learn which wine pairs perfectly with your meal, and why, with expert wine pairings.

All Things Beauty by Total Beauty offers freebies, unbiased product reviews, and beauty tips – trusted by 7 million women.

Books weRead by WeRead is an app for book lovers, whether you love classics or popular fiction, Dickens or Dan Brown. Use weRead to list and rate books, read and write reviews, and find out what your friends are reading.

Brain Trainer by Lumosity sharpens your mind daily with scientifically tested brain games from

Budget by by helps you stay on top of your finances with at-a-glance info on your spending, budgets, and sends useful alerts about your money. Powered by, a top-rated, free online personal finance service.

Flood-it by LabPixies is a social version of one of LabPixies' most popular games, in which the player must flood the board with one color within the allowed steps.

Green Lifestyle by Mokugift, an official partner of United Nations Environmental Program, helps fight climate change while you grow your green knowledge and lifestyle, surprise your friends with Green Facts, and plant real trees.

kaChing Stock Investing App by kaChing is a leading realistic trading environment—and one of the biggest investing communities on the Web. Manage a virtual portfolio, compete with friends, and follow some of the world’s smartest investors, their trades, and their ideas.

Lexulous Word Game by Lexulous is an amazing crossword game and a fun way to stay in touch with friends.

Movies by Flixster is the best way to get and share movie info with friends.

Target® Daily Ad by Target provides the most popular deals of the week. Click on a product for more info.

Whaddyathink by Ask & Answer is a fun, easy way to poll friends and other users about any topic of your choice.

WordPress QuickPress by WordPress allows you to post to your blog and moderate your recent comments from the Yahoo! homepage.

There’s a universe of apps just waiting to be built for Yahoo! users worldwide.

If you have feedback or questions about developing on the Yahoo! Application Platform, please contact us on our forums or check out our documentation to learn more about how you too can write a great app for We look forward to seeing the apps you create!

Xavier Legros
Director, Product – Yahoo! Application Platform