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54 posts about Mobile on this blog

  1. BBC iPlayer Radio app on Windows 8 phones

    Monday 7 July 2014, 17:48

    Daniel Bean Daniel Bean Senior Product Manager

    I’m pleased to say that today sees the launch of the BBC’s first iPlayer Radio app for Windows Phone 8 users

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  2. CBeebies Playtime App: Swashbuckle Island Adventure game

    Thursday 26 June 2014, 12:28

    Chris Walter Chris Walter Assistant Content Producer

    Wait! There’s even more fun to be had!

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  3. Standard Media Player

    Monday 9 June 2014, 10:34

    Cathy Bartlett Cathy Bartlett Senior Product Manager

    The Standard Media Player (SMP) is the BBC's new web browser)-based video and audio player.

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  4. BBC iPlayer Mobile and Tablet Apps updated

    Wednesday 28 May 2014, 11:19

    Chris Tangye Chris Tangye Senior Product Manager

    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.

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  5. New BBC iPlayer comes to Windows Phones 8

    Tuesday 27 May 2014, 11:31

    Navin Nair Navin Nair Business Analyst

    ...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.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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