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June (29 posts)

  1. Push notifications on the BBC News app

    Tuesday 2 July 2013, 12:35

    Alex Perry Alex Perry Product Manager

    Today we are releasing updates to our iOS and Android apps that will allow users to opt in to receive breaking news push notifications.

    Push notifications allow users to be alerted to breaking news stories on their smartphone or tablet in a form similar to a text message, even when they aren’t using...

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  2. BBC Sport: A weekend of digital coverage

    Saturday 29 June 2013, 08:00

    Ben Gallop Ben Gallop Head of Sport Interactive

    It's hard to believe it's nearly a year since London 2012. After that incredible summer of sport, and what was generally regarded as the first true ‘digital Olympics’, we've been busy working on how we can roll out elements of that offer to the BBC's coverage of other sports.

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  3. What's on Red Button 29 June-6 July

    Saturday 29 June 2013, 06:00

    Chris Bartlett Chris Bartlett Content Producer

    Welcome to a jam-packed week on the BBC Red Button, kicking off with the biggest weekend of the summer featuring unrivalled coverage of Wimbledon, Glastonbury and the British Grand Prix.

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  4. College of Production Roundup: Make the most of YouTube and online drama with a culinary twist

    Friday 28 June 2013, 17:00

    Ben Toone Ben Toone Assistant Content Producer

    From making the content short and snappy to maintain the audience’s attention to collaborating with other YouTubers, making best use of features such as annotations and playlists and their preferred equipment to use - with YouTube pushing to take on TV and be the place that people come to watch video...

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  5. Voyager: An epic journey for UX&D

    Friday 28 June 2013, 12:06

    Josephine Lie Josephine Lie Design Trainee

    I helped create an interactive infographic that depicts Voyager’s journey through our Solar System and a calculator feature that allows users to compare their commute time with Voyager’s journey. The feature also provides information about the celestial objects and different points of interest Voyager...

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  6. Promotional Panel for Connected Red Button: Glastonbury and Wimbledon

    Friday 28 June 2013, 08:00

    Jennifer Lyons Jennifer Lyons Product Manager

    Today I wanted to tell you about some exciting new features in the Connected Red Button and how this is going to give viewers more access to live events on the BBC.

    Connected Red Button is currently available in Virgin TiVo homes by pressing the red button on the remote when watching a BBC channel on...

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  7. Digital Glastonbury: From Stage to Smartphone

    Thursday 27 June 2013, 17:00

    Sam Bailey Sam Bailey Interactive editor

    This year you'll be able to see more of Glasto than ever before on whatever device you like, the first truly digital Glastonbury.

    We're beaming six stages of live music back from Glastonbury and distributing on mobiles, tablets, computers, and via the Connected Red Button so you can watch it live or on...

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  8. Contact The BBC: New look page

    Thursday 27 June 2013, 14:22

    Jonathan Murphy Jonathan Murphy Editorial Development Manager

    Today we’re launching a new portal page for anyone who wants to Contact the BBC which will be linked to from the footer of each BBC web page.

    I’ve been working with my colleagues in Audience Services who handle the many contacts the BBC receives each year. They have found that although people are...

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  9. BBC Weather app reaches one million downloads

    Wednesday 26 June 2013, 09:01

    James Metcalfe James Metcalfe Senior Product Manager

    Recently I wrote about the launch of the BBC Weather apps for Android and iOS (LINK TO POST) and I’m delighted to announce the app has reached over one million downloads across both platforms within the first two weeks of launch.

    It’s great to see such a positive response to the app and to reach this...

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  10. Vote 2013: Agile vs. Waterfall

    Tuesday 25 June 2013, 11:39

    Hannah Mitchell Hannah Mitchell Project Manager

    Hi I’m the project manager on the Vote 2013 Election product. You can find out more about the product in my colleague Jonathan’s blog post.

    Here I am going to tell you about the way I managed this project which utilised a number of new technologies and tools to put in place a solid foundation for...

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