We are happy to announce the launch of a topic-based Updates YAP app.
This application features the following capabilities:
- Slice and dice by keyword for updates from both within your Yahoo! Connections, everyone, and Facebook newsfeeds.
- Provide consumption experience within the app. Unlike in Web-search where people typically get the relevant result and leave, social content is more about users persistent interests, where users repeatedly seek what is new in their topics of interest.
- Discover and share topics from your social circle and/or everyone.
- Display trending topics to show what is hot in the current hour, day, week, and month.
We built this application as a way to showcase how users can benefit from the Firehose API to discover new information about their interests from the social space, breaking the boundary of social networks. The trending-topic algorithm attempts to condense the overwhelming amount of information, to pinpoint what is important at a given moment.
Topic-based updates app in action
Here are some screenshots to help you visualize this Yahoo! Application Platform (YAP) app in action:
View updates by keywords, inside your network, from everyone, and in your Facebook news feeds:
Enable consumption experience within the app, and let users comment, like, and repost:
Follow interesting topics, and discover new topics from your friends and everyone:
View trending topics on whats hot at this hour, day, or week: