Yahoo releases a version of Yahoo Mail for Apple's popular iPad several months after Google fashioned a version of Gmail for the tablet computer's large touch screen,
Yahoo Aug. 17 released a version of Yahoo Mail for Apple's popular iPad
tablet computer, which sold more than 4 million units in its first few months.
The release comes several months after Google fashioned
a version of Gmail for the iPad's large
touch screen, and six weeks after Yahoo launched
an HTML5 mobile Webmail app for
Yahoo Mail Product Manager Lee Parry said
in a blog post Yahoo Mail for the iPad will make it easy for users to find and
organize messages using full search, personal folders and smart folders with
messages from important contacts.
"We're keeping all the things users love about our new mobile Web mail,
while optimizing it for the gorgeous large screen of the iPad," Parry
Yahoo Mail for the iPad is available now here
from Apple's Safari Web browser.
Users may view photos and file attachments in their full form, or as
previews directly in the inbox view.
Yahoo Mail features a dual-pane view. Google's Gmail for iPad also offers a
dual-pane view, with conversations on the left and message on the right.
Google initially offered a split-screen view for its Gmail for iPad compose
window, something it punted
after users complained.
Yahoo knows iPad users come to its various properties because the company
has conducted two sets of research since Apple rolled out the tablet in April.
Yahoo in July said
it has seen a seven times boost in visits from iPad owners,
including more women iPad users.
In May, Yahoo said the first wave of iPad users who accessed Yahoo content
skewed mostly male and affluent.
Glomming on to a leading new computing platform is a smart move for Yahoo. While
the Internet company wields some 600 million total users across its many
properties, most younger users are using Google, Facebook and Twitter to
interact with the Web.