BBC Mobile: Carousel of Content
If you've looked at the BBC Mobile homepage today, you'll have noticed we're giving you more choices than ever. Yesterday we launched a carousel of content in our top promotion area so that you can scroll through a range of content we're highlighting across BBC Mobile. It's available to a limited range of handsets right now but will roll out gradually to a wider range as we develop the technology.
This is part of our ongoing work to make the site the most personal experience of the BBC. You can customise the sections and amount of content and now you can get a bigger range of content on the top of the homepage. If you don't like Doctor Who on top of your homepage you can now flick past it and check out something you like more. Yes, we've heard your complaints about this section not being relevant enough to you and this is one way we're working to address that problem - and there's more coming soon.
Ulyssa MacMillan's development team are working on further improvements. Highlights from her roadmap include a more sophisticated user experience and navigational controls for the promo carousel for touchscreen devices, and using your personalisation settings to define the categories of promos - if you've said you don't like Football Gossip, we won't serve you Football Gossip. Watch this space for future updates.
That said, when I started in my job, there wouldn't have been enough content to call out 4 or more worthwhile pieces to promote each day - there's a lot more now. The volume of good content on the site is growing and getting closer and closer to providing an offer that's more like the full experience of BBC Online.
Jason DaPonte is the Managing Editor of the BBC Mobile Platform.