Thursday 15 August 2013, 10:18
As the CBeebies Playtime app launches, Jon Howard explains how the team built the app, implemented learning benefits into the featured games, and how it’s been designed for a dual audience of parents and their young children.
Tuesday 23 April 2013, 16:23
I’m Clare Hudson, executive editor at BBC Online. The 25-strong editorial team I belong to curates content for a number of BBC services including the BBC’s desktop and mobile homepages, editors’ picks in BBC Search, the pictures accompanying each programme in BBC iPlayer and the menus and services...
Wednesday 12 December 2012, 12:00
I'm Matt Humphreys and I work in the TV & iPlayer editorial team. Part of my role is to work with the TV channel teams and programme makers in BBC Vision to develop curated offerings of our programmes and additional online content.
Today marks the next phase in the development of the TV site across...
Tuesday 11 September 2012, 14:09
For those of you who haven't heard of the BBC Blue Room or indeed IFA, let me explain. The Blue Room is the BBCs consumer electronics lab, based in London W12, in a room unsurprisingly filled with a lot of the latest consumer electronics. So, if...
Tuesday 11 February 2014, 12:00
The following day turned out to be a big test for the new platform as our live Sochi, football and RBS Six Nations coverage helped drive a number of digital BBC Sport records on Saturday 8 February,
Thursday 27 February 2014, 11:14
We have also introduced a new feature of ordering the incidents by severity, distance or incident type, which will allow the users to customise the service in a way that works best for them in particular circumstances (for example “sort by severity” is a default state on desktop but we believe that...
Thursday 14 February 2013, 09:00
Hi I'm Mark Jacobs, programme manager for the BBC Academy.
I run, with a small team of colleagues, an innovative training project called Fusion. Through labs, workshops and conferences we support the development of critical new skills that support the merger of creativity and new...
Friday 28 September 2012, 14:04
I'm Roux Joubert, Head of the TV & Mobile Platforms team based in the BBC's new offices in MediaCityUK, Salford.
I am privileged to lead an amazing team responsible for building some cutting edge and award winning products, who brought you the BBC iPlayer on TV and mobile, as well as News, Sport and...
Monday 16 December 2013, 10:52
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Friday 15 March 2013, 09:57
I’m Rowan Kerek Robertson, editorial lead for Social Media, BBC Vision.
My job, along with a small team, is about helping to ensure that the BBC’s TV programmes and channels uses social media in ways which are as useful, entertaining and engaging as possible be it on BBC Online like the TV...
Wednesday 13 November 2013, 12:10
We chose Handlebars as the template engine, loading the templates dynamically via AJAX. The BBC Playlister Spotify App is composed of five templates (Home, Browse, Playlist, Your Tracks and Offline). All of them are loaded dynamically avoiding a long load time.
Monday 18 November 2013, 09:30
We also allow you to “follow” a presenter which means we can present a more personalised experience when you visit Playlister. So far we have 12 presenters involved, and we aim to increase this number over the coming months, to cover a wider range of music and tastes.
Monday 27 January 2014, 08:35
This blog-post is based on my experience of testing in iPlayer Business Layer that is a RESTful API. Instead of telling the readers about the basic principles and mechanics of API testing, I want to talk about a very important aspect of automating API testing that is reading and verifying the response...
Friday 29 November 2013, 09:05
We specify very clearly what requirements we make of a new TV or device, referencing industry standards. We also have a compliance application that we make available to a manufacturer of a new device. The compliance application can be used to test different requirements independently.
Thursday 13 February 2014, 11:48
CBeebies Playtime has been played over 22 million times at an average of nine minutes each time over the last three months, dropping a little from nine and a half minutes in the first three months.
Wednesday 22 May 2013, 08:00
I'm part of the team building the new Knowledge & Learning product. In this post I'm going to describe the technical work we've undertaken so far, some of which you can see in the new beta release that my colleague Chris Sizemore recently blogged about.
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