Yahoo acquires app organiser Aviate

Yesterday at CES, Yahoo announced the acquisition of Aviate, a startup app that organises the apps on your phone’s home screen according to its best guess at what you need to see at any given moment.

As well as automatically organising your apps into groups (or ‘spaces’ as they call it) based on their function, it also incorporates elements of Google Now, ‘using signals to understand your context – WIFI, GPS, Accelerometer, Time, etc’. Say you’re at the gym, bam, up pop your work-out apps.

At the moment, Aviate is still in beta and exclusively for Android unfortunately so watch this space.

Posted by Rob in Apps, Mobile, Yahoo