October (10 posts)
Friday 24 October 2014, 07:29
One thing we didn’t want to do is continuously deliver low quality code…
Wednesday 22 October 2014, 12:52
Previous work at the BBC had already determined a 2D platform game would form the base genre for us to build on … but the demands of the curriculum required our examples of problem solving to be based in the real world, which is 3D.
Friday 17 October 2014, 14:22
It's a still work-in-progress, but is the next step in our plans to move to a fully responsive web solution on mobile, tablet and desktop.
Wednesday 15 October 2014, 23:05
The web site is hosted on Linux servers. We have database servers running MySQL and Sphinx Search and application servers which run Apache and a web application written in Perl using Dancer and Template Toolkit. In front of the application servers a layer of Varnish application cache servers helps to...
Wednesday 8 October 2014, 10:58
Why did we move iPad radio users from an app optimised for the device to a phone based app?
Tuesday 7 October 2014, 19:01
Playlister has already established itself as one of the main reasons that users register with BBC iD (http://www.bbc.co.uk/id/info ), as people are seeing real benefit to being signed-in.
Sunday 5 October 2014, 23:06
We are in the middle of building out new underlying technology ("Audio Factory") for making our radio content available online. This will replace some systems that have been around for over a decade and are getting too unreliable and expensive to maintain.
Sunday 5 October 2014, 23:01
Wednesday 1 October 2014, 14:01
The television industry is currently gearing up for a big change in the way programmes are delivered to broadcasters. For many producers, tape was previously the only way of delivering a TV programme. However, as most productions are now shot and edited digitally, it is clear that programmes need to...
Wednesday 1 October 2014, 11:08
The brief was to create a responsive UX pattern for searching and setting a ‘preferred’ location across the BBC. We needed a unified UX solution – something that would make the user experience more intuitive and reduce the need to repeat location searches.