Pinterest updates iOS, Android apps with push notifications feature

It is update time again on Pinterest, and improvements have been doled out to both, Android and iOS platforms.


On the updated Pinterest app, Android and iOS users will be able to see who's commented on their pin or mentioned them, on their mobile devices. Also included in the update are push notifications that will tell users what's happening without them having to launch the app.


Pinners can now mention people from their phone. How do you go about doing it? Hit @ and start typing the name of the person you want to mention. Pick the name and that contact will be notified that you have mentioned them. 

Pinterest updates iOS, Android apps with push notifications feature

That's how you add mentions!



The update also brings search items suggestions as you type on your mobile. Pinners can also view recent searches that they have made from other places - say, you've looked up a recipe from your computer, you can do the same search while at the store using your mobile. If you want, you can delete these searches from your settings. 


iOS 2.4 and Android 1.5 versions of the Pinterest app are up for grabs on their respective stores. To download the Pinterest iOS app, click here. Android users, here’s where you can download the updated Pinterest Android app. 


Just last month, Pinterest updated its iOS app to allow users to discover new pins. The previous update had also brought a "people who pinned this also pinned" feature, using which, one can find newer pins that might be of interest to them. 


Another interesting update was the ability to edit one's Pinterest profile right from the phone. In addition to this, the app on the iPad even received a design refresh, giving users a close-up view of their pins. Pinterest says that with the new iPad look, users can enjoy the same, simplified design that they do on the web.  

Published Date: May 15, 2013 08:57 am | Updated Date: May 15, 2013 08:57 am