June (29 posts)
Tuesday 2 July 2013, 12:35
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...
Saturday 29 June 2013, 08:00
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.
Saturday 29 June 2013, 06:00
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.
Friday 28 June 2013, 17:00
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...
Friday 28 June 2013, 12:06
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...
Friday 28 June 2013, 08:00
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...
Thursday 27 June 2013, 17:00
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...
Thursday 27 June 2013, 14:22
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...
Wednesday 26 June 2013, 09:01
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...
Tuesday 25 June 2013, 11:39
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...