57 posts about Mobile on this blog
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.
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 18 June 2013, 07:31
For the past eighteen months my team have been working hard to improve the accessibility of web content for mobile sites and native apps. It’s been an interesting journey as there are no internationally accepted guidelines for mobile accessibility so as a result we thought we’d write our own: the...
Monday 10 June 2013, 07:30
Today we launch our native mobile apps for Android and iOS.
The Android version is now available from the Google Play store and the iOS version is available from the iTunes store.
While most users have traditionally visited the BBC Weather site on their desktop, we have seen a huge increase in mobile use...
Wednesday 22 May 2013, 08:00
I'm part of the team building the new Knowledge & Learning product. In this post I'm going to describe the technical work we've undertaken so far, some of which you can see in the new beta release that my colleague Chris Sizemore recently blogged about.
Wednesday 15 May 2013, 10:06
A couple of months ago, Cyrus Saihan announced that BBC iPlayer would be coming to Windows Phone [link to previous blog]. I’m now pleased to announce that that day has arrived and for the first time BBC iPlayer is available on Windows Phone 8 devices.
Wednesday 24 April 2013, 09:14
I’m James Simcock, Executive Producer for mobile in BBC Radio, and assisting as Product Owner in the build team for BBC iPlayer Radio on mobile devices.
Together with Chris Kimber, the Executive Product Manager for BBC iPlayer Radio (across platforms), and the mobile development team in Salford, I...
Tuesday 16 April 2013, 08:31
Hi, I'm Phil Buckley, the outgoing Executive Product Manager for the World Service Websites.
At the end of last year I blogged about the new responsive BBC Indonesia mobile site and I'm now very proud to announce the launch of several more language sites into our Responsive Design News product.
Friday 12 April 2013, 12:55
Hi - it’s been a while since our last roundup of news and conversation about BBC Online and it’s been a busy few weeks.
BBC News have released a new version of their iPhone and iPad app. Steve Herrmann on the Editor’s blog says it has a new layout and faster loading speeds as well as a bug fix based...
Tuesday 5 March 2013, 09:39
I'm Dave Price, head of BBC iPlayer.
Last month I wrote about iPlayer’s record breaking festive period with incredible performance driven by new mobile and tablets
Tuesday 5 March 2013, 09:30
As mentioned in my post yesterday, in Business Development at the BBC we partner with a range of companies in the digital and technology space to keep the BBC at the cutting edge of...
Friday 1 March 2013, 10:15
Hello my name is Neil Hall and I am the executive product manager responsible for the development of the BBC Sport website.
This January was the biggest month ever for BBC Sport outside of the Olympics with 42 million browsers and over one billion page views of the website.
Wednesday 20 February 2013, 07:26
Hi I’m Keith Mitchell, technical lead for BBC Sport’s mobile services including the new responsive mobile sport web site and the native BBC Sport apps.
I know from the comments on Lucie McLean's post...
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