Yahoo Mail gets travel and event notifications, takes on Google Now

Yahoo has updated its Yahoo Mail app on iOS and Android, making it more than merely an email client. The update adds travel and event notifications within the app, something that was added to Google Now not too long ago. Specifically, the “Today” section within the app can tell you if your flight is on time or has been delayed. It goes an extra mile by giving directions to the airport or connecting to the airlines though their website or call with just one small tap to resbook the flight.

It doesn’t end at that and once you reach your destination, you’ll be given suggestions about the attractions and eateries in the vicinity using data from Yelp. In case you’re attending Evite, Eventbrite and Ticketmaster events, Yahoo Mail will be so kind as to give you the event details and directions for the venue. The only downside to the update is that it’s only available in the US for now, although it could be made available in more markets in the future (we hope). Grab the update at the source links below.

Yahoo Mail – Android

Yahoo Mail – iOS