54 posts about Mobile on this blog
Monday 7 July 2014, 17:48
I’m pleased to say that today sees the launch of the BBC’s first iPlayer Radio app for Windows Phone 8 users
Thursday 26 June 2014, 12:28
Wait! There’s even more fun to be had!
Monday 9 June 2014, 10:34
The Standard Media Player (SMP) is the BBC's new web browser)-based video and audio player.
Wednesday 28 May 2014, 11:19
There have been times when as many as four different features were being worked on at the same time all hidden behind ‘flags’ in the code that prevented the end user from seeing them.
Tuesday 27 May 2014, 11:31
...we’ve overhauled the viewing experience, switching to an adaptive bitrate media player. This means those of you with poorer internet connections will still be able to watch content while those with faster connections will get the best playback quality available.
Tuesday 15 April 2014, 15:33
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.
Monday 14 April 2014, 13:10
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.
Friday 21 March 2014, 14:29
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.
Thursday 6 March 2014, 09:53
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.
Wednesday 5 March 2014, 08:35
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.
Tuesday 4 March 2014, 10:41
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.
Tuesday 25 February 2014, 08:30
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.
Thursday 13 February 2014, 11:48
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.
Thursday 30 January 2014, 10:33
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.
Friday 13 December 2013, 10:53
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.
Tuesday 19 November 2013, 09:00
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.
Tuesday 12 November 2013, 09:51
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...
Monday 11 November 2013, 11:26
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.
Tuesday 1 October 2013, 09:38
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.
Tuesday 1 October 2013, 09:00
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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