Apple and Pinterest team up to promote ‘App Pins’

“Over the years, we’ve added extra info to Pins to make them even more useful,” Julie Black, Product Manager, reports via the official Pinterest Blog. “Recipe Pins list ingredients and cook time, product Pins show you price and availability, and article Pins give you a headline and story description.”

“Now, if you’re on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll see another kind of Pin: app Pins,” Black reports. “Let’s say you’re Pinning workout inspiration to your Marathon Training board. If you see a fitness app that helps you reach your goals, you can download it right from Pinterest. When you come across an app Pin, tap Install to download the app right to your iPhone or iPad without ever leaving Pinterest (you’ll only see app Pins when you’re using the Pinterest app on your iPhone or iPad).”

“Check out the App Store’s new profile for a collection of the latest and greatest app Pins,” Black reports. “You can also save your favorite apps right from the App Store itself.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Jeremy” and “Arline M.” for the heads up.]


  1. This feels like a winner to me. On the other hand, I’m a little concerned that Pinterest still caters to a largely female population. We’ll see. Certainly better than Ping.

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