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49 posts about Mobile on this blog

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. BBC Weather launches responsive website

    Friday 21 March 2014, 14:29

    Michael Burnett Michael Burnett Executive Product Manager

    One issue coming through loud and clear is that many users on more basic phones are missing the old vertical five-day overview. We're addressing this now and will be reintroducing the overview in the next few weeks.

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  4. New search results page for mobile in beta

    Thursday 6 March 2014, 09:53

    John Barratt John Barratt Senior Product Manager

    The resulting mobile-optimised, search results page allows you to search quickly and efficiently across News, Sport, TV & Radio, iPlayer and Editors Choice. The search query and results page will resolve to your handsets orientation and screen size.

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  5. Testing mobiles: Mobile Compatibility Program

    Wednesday 5 March 2014, 08:35

    Paul Rutter Paul Rutter Test Manager

    We need to better understand, internally, what are our supported devices across our range of products and also to better inform our audience on what devices they can expect to get the best experience with on our products.

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  6. BBC News website: responsive design in beta

    Tuesday 4 March 2014, 10:41

    Niko Vijayaratnam Niko Vijayaratnam Senior Product Manager

     You can see how the responsive site works at different screen sizes on desktop by adjusting the size of your browser window to see how the content automatically flows and re-adjusts to the screen size i.e. it is one site that works across all screens.

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  7. New BBC Mobile Accessibility Guidelines

    Tuesday 25 February 2014, 08:30

    Henny Swan Henny Swan Senior Accessibility Specialist

    In June last year we published a draft of the BBC Mobile Accessibility Standards and Guidelines. Since then we've been listening to feedback, reviewing the standards and guidelines, and refining techniques so that today the standards can finally come out of draft.

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  8. CBeebies Playtime App: Andy's Dinosaur Adventure

    Thursday 13 February 2014, 11:48

    Lizzie Leadbeater Lizzie Leadbeater Senior Producer

    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.

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  9. BBC Weather app hits 5m mark

    Thursday 30 January 2014, 10:33

    Michael Burnett Michael Burnett Executive Product Manager

    I am well aware there have been some very difficult weather conditions up and down the UK since early December. So it’s humbling to know that so many users have turned to the BBC app for their weather information.

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  10. BBC Sports App on Larger Tablets

    Friday 13 December 2013, 10:53

    Ryan Thomas Hewitt Ryan Thomas Hewitt Business Analyst

    It also became clear from user feedback (via email , app reviews, Twitter etc) that people wanted the same ‘native’ functionality they enjoyed in the smartphone app, on their larger tablets.

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  11. BBC Weather App: designing for device orientation

    Tuesday 19 November 2013, 09:00

    Mala Vadhia Mala Vadhia Senior Designer

    We currently support 438 different screen resolutions on over 1000 Android devices. The key challenge here was to produce a design that scales, rather than bespoke solutions for both iPhone and iPad.

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  12. BBC Weather App on iPad and Kindle

    Tuesday 12 November 2013, 09:51

    James Metcalfe James Metcalfe Senior Product Manager

    The biggest change is we’ve introduced the ability to rotate your tablet device to view the app in landscape. This is especially challenging for the multitude of Android Devices...

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  13. New Additions to the CBeebies Playtime App

    Monday 11 November 2013, 11:26

    Lizzie Leadbeater Lizzie Leadbeater Senior Producer

    One possible reason behind Something Special’s status as the most popular game is that it’s designed to be suitable for as many children as possible, including those with special needs, allowing them to have fun and build confidence.

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  14. CBeebies Playtime App on Windows Phone 8

    Tuesday 1 October 2013, 09:38

    Patrick Healy Patrick Healy Product Lead

    To provide the best possible handheld experience, we designed the CBeebies Playtime app to be intrinsically native, allowing us to take advantage of a device’s touchscreen, accelerometer, microphone and other features.

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  15. Testing BBC iPlayer Release For Android Downloads

    Tuesday 1 October 2013, 09:00

    Paul Rutter Paul Rutter Test Manager

    Our Android products are installable on over 2000 different devices from the Google play store. Obviously we can't possibly test on all these devices otherwise we'd never get round to releasing anything - so we prioritize testing based on stats from audience use, which gives us our most popular devices...

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  16. BBC iPlayer Video Downloads for Android

    Thursday 5 September 2013, 11:50

    David Berlin David Berlin Senior Product Manager

    Today, I’m pleased to announce that we are launching this feature – enabling you to download your favourite BBC TV shows for free to a range of Android devices and keep them to enjoy for up to 30 days.

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  17. BBC Sport Kindle app and updates to the iPhone and Android apps

    Thursday 1 August 2013, 08:39

    Ryan Thomas Hewitt Ryan Thomas Hewitt Business Analyst

    BBC Sport has released a free app for Kindle Fire devices. This app optimises the BBC Sport experience on Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HDs.

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  18. BBC iPlayer App on Android: Update

    Thursday 11 July 2013, 14:18

    David Berlin David Berlin Senior Product Manager

    Today we have an Android development team that is almost 3 times the size of the iOS team

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  19. 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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  20. 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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