Apple previews photo-search capabilities coming to iOS 10 via Siri app integration

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 1, 2016

iOS 10 marks the first time Apple has allowed other people’s apps to integrate with Siri. The following app categories are permitted to take advantage of the new SiriKit in iOS 10: ride hailing, messaging, photo search, mobile payments, VoIP and workout apps.

The company already detailed Siri integration in popular messaging and payments apps and now a new blog post shows you how Siri can find photos inside apps like Pinterest, Vogue and more. Read More


Pinterest just bought Instapaper

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 23, 2016

In a newsworthy move that in all likelihood makes lots of sense, the photo sharing service Pinterest has acquired Pinterest, the popular app and web service for saving webpages to read later.

According to the announcement, Pinterest will continue to develop and maintain the mobile Instapaper app, available at no charge on the App Store. Read More


Have you seen Pinterest’s new-look iOS app yet?

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 19, 2016

Pinterest today announced a completely overhauled iPhone and iPad application—“our fastest, cleanest app yet”—that lets you focus on more Pins than ever before. The app, used by more than a hundred million people around the world, is a lot faster than the previous version it replaced, with your Home feed now loading up to three times faster.

The refreshed application is now rolling in the App Store so check back later if the new version isn’t immediately available where you live. The Android edition of Pinterest and its web-based counterpart are next on Pinterest’s list to tackle, though they wouldn’t commit to a firm release dates for these. Read More


Pinterest launches visual search tool

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 9, 2015

Yesterday, Pinterest announced immediate availability of a new visual search tool in its mobile application for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Now when you see something in a Pin that you want to research, just tap the all-new search tool, select the part of the Pin you’re interested in, and it’ll show you similar Pins just like it. Read More


Save links for later with Pinterest’s much improved Share extension

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 23, 2015

Pinterest’s Share extension on iPhones, iPod touches and iPads has gotten a whole lot more useful in the latest update which just landed on the App Store.

The free of charge application was among the first on the App Store to have rolled out a native Share sheet extension on iOS 8, albeit sporting a very limited set of features.

With the new, much improved Pinterest button for iPhone, you can now save links for later in a more visual way than before, with customizable Pin descriptions and more. Read More


Pinterest begins rolling out Buyable Pins on iOS

By Cody Lee on Jun 30, 2015

Pinterest has begun rolling out Buyable Pins to iPhone and iPad users, reports TechCrunch. The feature, which was unveiled earlier this month, allows retail partners to add a buy button to pins that let users purchase products directly on Pinterest.

The button shows up on Rich Pins, which have much more information than typical Pins. Transactions are handled by Stripe, and Pinterest says it’s working with companies like Apple to ensure it doesn’t ever have to touch credit card information. Read More


You can now install apps from Pinterest for iOS, App Store opens official Pinterest account

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 12, 2015

Pinterest, a visual discovery and sharing service, wants to make installing apps a frictionless process so yesterday they announced a new feature created in partnership with Apple, called App Pins.

In a nutshell, App Pins are special types of posts on Pinterest that feature an “Install” button. Tapping the button serves up iOS’s standard App Store preview sheet with related app information, allowing users to install an app right there and then, without having to leave Pinterest. Read More


Pinterest 4.0 is out with sleek new iPhone interface

By Cody Lee on Nov 4, 2014

Pinterest has updated its iOS client this morning, bringing the app to version 4.0. The update doesn’t feature a lot of changes, but it does include some speed improvements and bring about a sleek new interface for the iPhone.

The Pinterest team says it “de-cluttered and simplified” navigation within the app, so it’s faster to find your way around, and created more space for Pin images and descriptions, making it easier to sift through and digest content. Read More


Pinterest brings messaging to iOS app

By Cody Lee on Aug 7, 2014

Pinterest pushed out a new build of its mobile client this evening, bringing the iOS app to version 3.8. The update offers only one new feature, but it has the potential to change the way people use the service: messaging.

That’s right, now whenever someone sends you a Pin, you have the ability to reply back with either a Pin of your own, or a direct message. It works with multiple users too, making planning a group trip or project a breeze… Read More


Pinterest app updated with new ‘Guided Search’ feature

By Cody Lee on Apr 25, 2014

Pinterest users may be interested to know that the photo-sharing site rolled out a major new feature to its mobile apps this morning. It’s called ‘Guided Search,’ and it comes via an App Store update, which brings both the iPhone and iPad client to version 3.6.

Guided Search is a tool made for exploring Pinterest when you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. So for example, if you enter a vague search time like ‘vacation,’ the tool will help you hone in on a category (i.e. camping, beach, etc) or specific location… Read More

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