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April (9 posts)

  1. The BBC Online @20: videos

    Wednesday 16 April 2014, 10:34

    Jonathan Murphy Jonathan Murphy Editorial Development Manager

    The second panel session was a wider look at the past, present and future of the web, chaired by technology author and broadcaster Aleks Krotoski. The panellists were Martha Lane Fox, founder of Lastminute.com and chair of Go On UK, John Naughton, technology columnist for the Observer and JP Rangaswami...

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  2. BBC iPlayer video downloads now available for all recent Android devices

    Tuesday 15 April 2014, 15:33

    David Berlin David Berlin Senior Product Manager

    In response to public demand, instead of our previous policy of comprehensively testing specific devices before enabling downloads, we are now offering video downloads functionality by default to all Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich or above.

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  3. #newsHACK II: info and API videos

    Tuesday 15 April 2014, 11:57

    Matt Shearer Matt Shearer Innovation Manager

    We've published some pre-event videos to help explain Storyline, and some of the APIs and tools that will be available to participants in the competition around "The future of News Curation".

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  4. Push Notifications for Football teams in BBC Sport app

    Monday 14 April 2014, 13:10

    Ryan Thomas Hewitt Ryan Thomas Hewitt Business Analyst

    Android (phones and tablets) and iOS (iPhone and iPad) app users can now sign up to receive alerts for more than 150 teams. As this is the first release we have limited the range of alerts – a decision based on audience research – to the following: kick-off, goals, half-time score and result.

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  5. The BBC Online @20

    Friday 11 April 2014, 08:35

    Jonathan Murphy Jonathan Murphy Editorial Development Manager

    Today we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the BBC going online. In April 1994 a new series aired on BBC Two called The Net, looking at all things digital. Accompanying the series was the BBC’s first bulletin board along with the creation of the Networking Club

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  6. Invitations To Tender For BBC Digital Services Framework Published

    Wednesday 9 April 2014, 14:38

    Richard Smith Richard Smith Head Market Engagement

    I’m pleased to confirm that we have now published the ITT for the BBC Digital Services Framework.

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  7. College of Production Round Up: Access All Areas, radio visualisation

    Tuesday 8 April 2014, 13:22

    Robert Khan Robert Khan Assitant Content Producer

    Radio1 uses online platforms to create radio visualisations. Our film on what it takes to produce the visual chart - part of The Official Chart with Jameela Jamil looks at how the visual chart uses a mix of live cameras (controlled in a small gallery) and music videos broadcast on the Radio 1 website...

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  8. Accessibility on BBC iPlayer on Chromecast

    Monday 7 April 2014, 08:35

    Henny Swan Henny Swan Senior Accessibility Specialist

    For blind and low vision users, as well as some users with cognitive impairments, both the BBC iPlayer iOS and Android apps have labels on all the Chromecast buttons that can be read out.

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  9. Testing BBC iPlayer on Chromecast

    Friday 4 April 2014, 08:35

    David Colter David Colter Senior Test Engineer

    We developed our Chromecast capability in partnership with Google. They provided us with their software development kit for us to integrate Chromecast connectivity into our iPlayer apps. We were also given some design rules to define how the cast experience was to work in use.

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