Yahoo Answers gets its own standalone iOS app

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Debuted clandestinely on the iOS App Store earlier this year under another name, Yahoo Answers this week launched as a standalone app providing users native access to the popular, if not entirely accurate, Q&A site.

Yahoo Answers Now officially launched on Monday as a fast and easy way to crowd source answers to "unsearchable questions that you can't find on the web," a hallmark of the web service. With largely unfiltered questions and answers pouring in from a diverse community, Yahoo Answers is usually more amusing as it is useful.

Like its web-based progenitor, Yahoo Answers Now lets users search for and answer questions — or answer new queries — with rich media like photos. The app also features a homepage of sorts to keep track of questions posed, answers furnished, starred responses and follower metrics.

Interestingly, Tech Crunch reports Yahoo Answers Now technically hit the App Store this summer under the name Yahoo Hive, an app designed to stress test the standalone software before it went live this week.

Yahoo Answers Now is a free download from the iOS App Store, but activation requires an invite code. Those interested in signing up can send an email request to [email protected]

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