49 posts about Mobile on this blog
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...
Thursday 5 September 2013, 11:50
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.
Thursday 1 August 2013, 08:39
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.
Thursday 11 July 2013, 14:18
Today we have an Android development team that is almost 3 times the size of the iOS team
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.
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