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Lucie Mclean Lucie Mclean | 08:30 UK time, Friday, 13 July 2012

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BBC Olympics app on Android

Last month I wrote on this blog about the new mobile video services we've developed to help you enjoy the summer of sport - including live and catch-up video on your mobile and tablet.

My team, the mobile sport and 2012 team, has been using your feedback on our Euro 2012, F1 and Wimbledon coverage to continue improving the service, working on the video quality and reliability of playback.

And as we build up to the Olympic Games, I'm excited to be able to announce the release of our next new BBC Sport mobile product - the BBC Olympics smartphone app.

It's available on Android and iPhone, and we are introducing a shortcut for Blackberry devices too.

BBC Future Media's Mobile Platforms team, based alongside us at Mediacity UK in Salford, built the app.

Great Olympic content

The BBC Olympics app is built on the same content as the Olympic mobile website, including:

  • a page for each of the 36 Olympic sports - the perfect place to find out more about the rules or what's happening when
  • every athlete and country has their own page with medal tallies, news stories and key facts
  • minute-by-minute live text commentary to give you that crucial overview of 36 sports during the live action
  • comprehensive schedule and results service to help you stay in touch with all the results as they happen
  • most importantly, thousands of hours of live video during the Games plus highlights of the best medal-winning moments

Native app features

We've taken advantage of the extra functionality available in native apps to include some additional features.

In both the iOS and Android versions you can download the latest stories to read offline - perfect for when you're on the go and in an area where there's poor mobile reception.

If you want to manage your data allowance, this can be switched off (say, on 3G), or set to take headlines without images.

The iOS app is designed for iPhones and iPod touch devices on iOS 5.0 and above. Users can personalise the iOS app, by adding their favourite Olympics sports to the customisable tab bar.

The Android app is for handsets with OS 2.2 and above. Android users need to have Flash installed to be able to watch the video.

You can see a demonstration of the app's main features in the video. Some of its content (such as medals, live video and results) won't be available until the Games start but there's plenty of news and information available now.

In order to see this content you need to have both Javascript enabled and Flash Installed. Visit BBC Webwise for full instructions. If you're reading via RSS, you'll need to visit the blog to access this content.

Please do download the new BBC Olympics app and let me know what you think.

We're working on the BBC Sport app already, and we would love to hear your Olympic feedback as we prepare the BBC Sport product.

Lucie McLean is Senior Product Manager, Mobile Sport & 2012, BBC Future Media

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    A great app.

    Will there be a Windows Phone version?

  • Comment number 2.

    Disgraceful BBC. "The Android app is for handsets with OS 2.2 and above. Android users need to have Flash installed to be able to watch the video." Not available via the Google Play store for Galaxy Nexus with Jelly Bean installed.

    Why the reliance on flash ? The iPhone doesn't have flash, why should Android users require it. Just like iPlayer on Android. Is this what I pay my licence fee for ?

  • Comment number 3.

    Apparently it's not compatible with a Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). That's a shame as I was very interested in taking a look.

  • Comment number 4.

    Are there any plans to make the iOS app universal so iPad users can view at native resolution?

  • Comment number 5.

    Oh. No Window Phone version. :(

  • Comment number 6.

    Just to be predictable: Any chance of a Windows Phone version?

  • Comment number 7.

    As with the previous comments, I was hoping for a Windows Phone version also. A few developers have embraced the 'difference' between Windows Phone (well Metro) versus the other platforms, to create some nice deviations from their iOS and Android counterparts.

  • Comment number 8.

    #fail x 2

    I have two mainstream Android devices.

    I have the Samsung Google Nexus with Jellybean and an Asus Transformer TF101 tablet with Ice Cream Sandwich.

    And neither will install the Olympics Android App.

    I'm guessing that the Nexus 7 that's "in the post" to me won't work either.

  • Comment number 9.

    Its a good app, shame I will have to watch it on such a small screen as its not available for my Archos tablet!

  • Comment number 10.

    Thanks :)

    Just needs a few more tweaks to make it more Androidy and less iOSy;
    BBC logo needs to act like the home button and home button can go hide…
    Menu needs the treble dot icon instead, and please, put a share button at the top and remove the custom share links at the bottom of posts… I don’t want to use your limited set of share options, but rather the apps I have on my phone that I use!

  • Comment number 11.

    So, Jelly Bean arrives for my Galaxy Nexus this morning, and then incompatible BBC Olympics app arrives at lunchtime.

    It requires Flash?! What a stupid move BBC, shame on you. Releasing an iOS app at the same time makes a mockery of needing Flash as well...

  • Comment number 12.

    Works perfectly on my 4S, to all those moaning about it not working, buy a proper phone!

  • Comment number 13.

    Great! It looks fab, well done. But why no iPad version - surely the bigger screen would be just perfect for it? Can you let us know why you decided not to do this? And will the BBC Sport app you mentioned also be just for phones or are you planning tablet versions?

  • Comment number 14.

    1) An iPad version? That would be good.
    2) If the BBC Sport app is going to be a serious competitor to others out there then there will be a need for an iPad and non-flash video functionality.
    3) Speaking of which, will live streams available from the BBC website during Olympics be available for stream without the need for Flash so iPad can be used to watch coverage.

  • Comment number 15.

    I second all the comments relating to the requirement of Flash. Just means I can't watch any BBC video at all on my HTC Wildfire S, which is incredibly annoying. Sort it out!

  • Comment number 16.

    A correction:

    The Android app is for devices with Android 2.2 to 4.0 running on ARMv7 based processors that support Adobe Flash.

    While it is rather short-sighted of the BBC not to take into account Adobe pulling support for Android 4.1+ , this isn't such a big deal as there are relatively few Jellybean based devices out there and this isn't likely to change for the duration of the Olympic Games.

    Far more annoying is the way this app disenfranchises users of mid to low end (i.e, more affordable) devices that do not support Flash (because of their ARMv6 architecture).

    By only supporting high-end Android devices and the iPhone, you have produced a rather elitist app. What about the licence payers who cannot afford a £300+ phone?

  • Comment number 17.

    What a shame. If you can develop for iOS without using Flash, why not for Android?

  • Comment number 18.

    What a complete failure from the BBC. The lack of support for the Galaxy Nexus and other 4.0 devices such as the Asus Transformer is appalling. Hardly cutting edge is it? And it's not as if non-flash streams aren't available, given the fawning Apple support as usual.

    I own three Android devices. The two recent ones I use - Galaxy Nesus and Transformer - cannot install the app from the market because I'm told they don't have flash support (both have flash installed and working).

    Apparently my ancient HTC Desire will install the app, should I be bothered to clear the dust off it from the drawer it's been hiding in for two years.

    Rubbish work BBC.

  • Comment number 19.

    for those diappointed about the flash only support with jelly bean not compatible but you can't really blame them since support was pulled from jelly bean rather late and app development may have been well under way but I am sure the BBCwill update it to HTML5 soon

  • Comment number 20.

    Further to 12:53 13th Jul 2012, Eponymous Cowherd comment:

    I found this page useful to help understand whether it is available for my HTC Wildfire ( why it doesn't appear when I search Android Market) : https://wiki.mozilla.org/Mobile/Platforms/Android . It lists what devices are Android 2.2. + ARM v7 compatible - which sadly my HTC Wildfire apparently isn't.
    I wonder how much of the UK mobile audience have compatible devices ? Lucie ?

    Mike

  • Comment number 21.

    Motorola Atrix on Gingerbread: Not compatible
    HTC Flyer on Honeycomb: Not compatible

    Poor show BBC.

    I can get Netflix running on pretty much everything, so there is no reason you shouldn't be able to too.

  • Comment number 22.

    Doesn't work on android tablets. Why? I have an Asus eee pad transformer with Android 4.0 (not jelly bean) and the latest flash player, so why do you prevent me from downloading it?
    If it works on a Desire, Wildfire etc then it will work on my device, you've disabled larger screens for no reason at all.

  • Comment number 23.

    Doesn't work on Jellybean (4.1)? c'mon BBC you can do better than that...

  • Comment number 24.

    No iPad app, Lucie?

  • Comment number 25.

    Works great on my HTC Desire! It's just what I need for my commute to and from work during the Olympics (that's if I can get there through the crowds).
    My only quibble is that I can't move to SD card!

  • Comment number 26.

    Excellent initiative, but will be a damp squib without an iPad version!

  • Comment number 27.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 28.

    Whats the point of an ios app with flash, how daft
    It looks dreadul on an ipad tablet, will there be an ipad specific app

  • Comment number 29.

    @ Paul Ward and Josh T Thanks for your comments. There won't be a version of the Olympics app for Windows handsets but you can still get all our Olympics stories, schedule, results and medals information through our mobile website at

  • Comment number 30.

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  • Comment number 32.

    @27. A silly thing is using "of" instead of "have".

  • Comment number 33.

    @ Paul Ward and Josh T Thanks for your comments. There won't be a version of the Olympics app for Windows handsets but you can still get all our Olympics stories, schedule, results and medals information through our mobile website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/mobile/olympics/2012 .

    @ etyek Our new BBS Sport website looks great on iPads - which is why we haven't made an iPad-specific app. You'll be able to get all our Olympics content including the live video and highlights using that site.

    @ Kirwan Lyster We are currently testing the performance of the app on Jelly Bean. All the stories and information contained in the app is available on the BBC Olympics mobile site in the meantime. However given that Flash is required to view BBC Olympic video content, it won’t be possible watch live or highlights clips on devices with Jelly Bean installed if Flash is no longer on the handset.

    @clotheyes We're currently exploring how we'll serve secure video to Android handsets which don't have Flash installed (such as those on Jelly Bean) but our solution unfortunately won't be available before the Olympic Games. We hope to be able to tell you more about this work soon.

  • Comment number 34.

    You say use the bbc sport website or ipad, but video wont be any good if it uses flash
    Must admit id given up using the bbc sport website, just find the new design very busy
    Just had alook at he sport olympic site, its too busy to comprehend, could not find any of the 24 channel links

  • Comment number 35.

    i've got a samsung galaxy tablet pt1000 running gingerbread and with flash installed but the app won't download as it is not suitable for this device.any idea why?

  • Comment number 36.

    Why don't the BBC just concentrate the resources on 1 good web based production, instead of OS specific ones?

    Still plenty of Symbian and Windows mobile devices being ignored, and yet it is in the BBC charter that you should not be favouring specific platforms....

  • Comment number 37.

    Is the minute by minute text commentary like the old website use to have wth differIng reporters each day and the little icons, that was great, really missed that?
    For me this worked really well for previous big events, and great for an ongoing commentary and quick links for busy people.

  • Comment number 38.

    I have just tried out the iPhone app on my iPad and it looks and functions very well; clearly a lot of work has gone into it. It is a great shame there won't be a native iPad app. It's true that the BBC Sport website 'looks great' and works fine on the iPad but that isn't a very good justification for not having a dedicated app.

    The main problems I have with the Sport website on iPad are that the video player doesn't go full screen (discovered when using it for Wimbledon coverage) and that it is much less intuitive to navigate than a native app would be. Also, the features you are highlighting for the smartphone apps won't be available; offline viewing would be perfect on the iPad.

    I suppose I will put up with a scaled version of the iPhone app which fortunately doesn't pixelate too much on the 3rd gen iPad but it is disappointing the BBC/your team didn't think a dedicated app was necessary for such a major event.

  • Comment number 39.

    I would like to 2nd Jonathan's point above. Although the ability to view BBC Sports website videos on the iPad is a very welcomed addition, the fact the you can't view them in proper fullscreen on these devuces is a really annoying issue.

    The BBC is using a custom video player on the iPad. I don't understand why, especially as the don't use a custom player on the iPhone or iPod touch. This is the same case on iPlayer, BBC News and the BBC Sports websites. The sooner the address this the better.

    Also Lucie Mclean says there's no iPad app because the BBC Sport websites looks great on the iPad, but tho I agree that's true it still doesn't provide some of the great features that only an App can such as offline caching and customising favourite sports etc.

  • Comment number 40.

    Hi
    I am using a samsung galaxy tab7.7 running android 3.2 and i have flash installed why the hec does this not run on my tablet?

    and for that matter neither does the iplayer app for android whats the point of saying this runs on 2.2 to 4 when it blatantly doesn't!

    What a naff app can't believe the beeb could fail so badly after making such a big pr splash about this app when it doesnt do what it says on the tin. Especially when there are two-bit companies out there developing apps that work across multiple android devices on a shoestring budget. Sort it out!

    Jonesy

  • Comment number 41.

    Hi,
    Looks very nice on my iphone 3gs, which for the olympics is probably what I will use, as most of us I expect will be working while its on.
    I did not see the airplane icon in my app though for downloading offline content, but I always have a good 3g/wifi available signal so I dont see the need for that. But, it defeats me if you are offline, how in your video you say it updates the headlines, surely it only has what you previously downloaded when you were offline.
    The drag idea is really nifty and works very well, 10/10 for that.
    It was a shame that I had to find a pc to view the 'lucie demonstration of the app' video on how it worked, as it did not show up on this blog on my iphone or ipad. Might be a good idea to include that up until the olympics start on the first page of the app, as it was a good introduction.
    It looks pretty bad as a x2 app on the ipad and the drag icon fails.
    I know you can use the bbc sports pages on the ipad, but I agree that the olympics pages on there are pretty daunting with so much content to trundle through, hard to navigate with no customization.
    Thanks for making a bit of the olympics coverage for me customizable

  • Comment number 42.

    This sounds really great, but I only have an ipad. Will you be releasing an ipad version as the x2 app isn't very good.

  • Comment number 43.

    No one mentioning Blackberrys! No chance for me to watch BBC video!

  • Comment number 44.

    So I can watch it on my Android phone with its piddly little screen but not on my Android tablet. Pointless

  • Comment number 45.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 46.

    Why is it incompatible with my Galaxy Note on gingerbread (2.3.6) here in the UK on Vodafone?!?!?! GRRRRR!!!

  • Comment number 47.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 48.

    A good explanation of why you should remove pull‐to‐refresh in the Android app, https://plus.google.com/109453683460749241197/posts/eqYxXR8L4eb

  • Comment number 49.

    When developing something - a website, an app, a product - it's a good (and pretty basic) idea to try asking the users what they want and need, not to just press ahead with what you *think* they want and need. The two are seldom the same.

    It's pretty clear from the comments that your users want a) versions on all major platforms, including common Android phones, b) tablet versions including (indeed, especially) the iPad, and c) the ability to watch full-screen video on the BBC sport website.

    Can I ask what user research you conducted before developing this app and/or the BBC Sport website, and what led you to think that the functionality above wasn't required?

  • Comment number 50.

    Surely the way to make video work on non-flash devices is to switch to the same streams that are used for the iphone....

  • Comment number 51.

    Doesn't work on my Galaxy tab 10.1 with Android 3.1. Why not?

  • Comment number 52.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 53.

    Really disappointing to see no Jelly Bean Support from any of the BBC apps really... Just because android had Flash Support I think it is disgraceful that the BBC ever required it and now look at the situation we are in, flash support has gone and so everyone updating will be left with no iPlayer or other apps like this.

  • Comment number 54.

    @lettice Yes there'll be live text commentaries by BBC Sport journalists, just as you've described, covering each day's Olympic sport. In the app you'll be able to access these from the home screen (they'll be very prominent in the top stories area) or the Live button.

  • Comment number 55.

    On Samsung Galaxy Nexus upgraded to Jelly Bean the BBC Olympic app seems to continue working -although there's not much activity yet to test it.
    But BBC iPlayer -surely a key BBC service - is incompatible with Jelly Bean and the app by all accounts has been very glitchy on all Android for months.
    I'm surprised the BBC can't put together a decent app that doesn't require Flash -maybe they should outsource to a private company...well, maybe not.

  • Comment number 56.

    I cannot seem to find the blackberry shortcut you mentioned.. has this been rolled out? Any chance of including an RSS stream of related blog posts.. came across a [off-topic URL removed by Moderator].. would be great to have link to content like that as part of the app!

  • Comment number 57.

    @55 Toby77

    As fas as I understand it, the BBC's use of Flash for content delivery is required by the rights holders of the various programs because of the security it affords.

    The fact that the programs in question have already been broadcast in the clear (unencrypted and unprotected) and in far higher quality than the mobile iPlayer streams seems to have escaped them.

    As does the fact that giving users a poor experience (which the Flash iPlayer does), or disenfranchising them entirely because they have devices that cannot run Flash, makes it MORE likely for them to turn to the "pirates"

  • Comment number 58.

    Just got the app which looks brilliant. Is there going to be an iPad version?

  • Comment number 59.

    When trying to install from the Google Play store on my Samsung Galaxy S3, I get "Error, insufficient storage available. When i look at Settings/Storage, I have 6.08Gb available of the internal storage, and 12.78Gb of SD card storage available. My S3 is not rooted, or modded in any way. It has the latest Samsung ROM on it (I9300XXLFB); Android 4.0.4, Kernel 3.0.15-782020-user; build IMM76D.I9300XXBLFB.

    Can someone tell me why I can't install it?

  • Comment number 60.

    My last post was censored for apparently breaking the house rules, I will try in this instance to not break a rule that I don't know I'm breaking.

    I'm disappointed (to put it mildly) that the BBC hasn't ported the android app over to the blackberry playbook. I have used it on the playbook and it seems to work just fine.

    The process for converting android apps in to playbook apps is very simple and it smacks of a developer that cant be bothered or has some other sort of agenda.

  • Comment number 61.

    @NothingOriginal, Briantist, Cezz and Toby77 - The app is now available on Jellybean devices with a screenwidth of 4.5 inches and under. Please note that you do still require Flash to view the video though. The app will not be made available for larger devices, however, and we recommend using the BBC Olympics site to follow the Games on those.

  • Comment number 62.

    Surely Microsoft would pay the BBC to develop apps for its platform to keep people on it?

    Has this been suggested?

  • Comment number 63.

    Just bought a HTC Wildfire s, downloaded the bbc olympic app from google play market, and cant play any video's. Says loading media, then just end up with a totally white screen. Have had to uninstall

  • Comment number 64.

    Was very disappointed with the app yesterday on my iphone, video failed to work a lot, had good wifi signal, not buffering, just came up not available. hope this improves.
    But, I like the schedule and results tab, that looks brill and works very well with instant and detailed reports
    thanks bbc so far so good for this, looking forward to using this app a lot over the weekend while im out and about.

  • Comment number 65.

    @63 david.

    The Wildfire S, being a budget Android device, is powered by a Qualcomm MSM7227 ARMv6 based processor. This is not capable of running Adobe Flash and, hence will not be able to show Flash based video. You will also notice that BBC iPlayer is not available for your phone, either, for the same reason.

  • Comment number 66.

    This is useless using outdated flash, will not work on my Google Nexus 7 tablet

  • Comment number 67.

    I like the BBC Olympics app, it has everything I want. It's just that most times it doesn't actually work - well the live video part. 7/10 times I get a "Content not working, please try again later" message. I get this on the BBC website live streaming as well (actually there it is more like 9/10 failure rate).

    Any clues? Thanks

  • Comment number 68.

    Sunday afternoon & just been watching the ladies cycling road race. Why don't the cameras have the same technology as car windscreens, where the wipe works automatically? Beats a passenger in the camera car leaning out of the car, giving the screen a pie with wrag, in front of the world stage

  • Comment number 69.

    Re 300inside: I think the blame lies outside the BBC. The IOC have awarded the broadcasting contract to the well-known broadcaster OBS, who presumably have a great business plan to offset their lousy delivery. I think the commentary team seem to be in the dark as much as we are.

  • Comment number 70.

    I'm having trouble viewing the live streams via the Olympics app and the website.
    I get this error: playback aborted - corruption/encoding problem
    Content from the iPlayer app works fine.
    I'm using an iPad with the latest firmware.
    Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

  • Comment number 71.

    The Olympic app is not available for non UK iTunes stores users. Strange !
    should I have re-register with another Apple id for the UK store and then download this App?

  • Comment number 72.

    OK, I have just registered for comments, specifically to write this:

    BBC I'm very disappointed that you are still not supporting the Windows Phone environment.

    Please start developing for WP, the user base is becoming much larger. Also, with the upcoming release of Windows 8 & Windows Phone 8 it's only going to get bigger!

  • Comment number 73.

    @72 TheresOnly1

    I can't blame the BBC for ignoring Windows Phone. Microsoft have made a complete sow's ear of their attempt to enter the smartphone market. They persisted with the outdated Windows Mobile until the competition (mostly iOS and Android) have an almost unassailable lead, then introduce Phone 7, which is 100% incompatible with Windows mobile and with rigid requirements that force manufacturers to use already outdated hardware.

    Then they compound that mess by introducing Phone 8, which is (again) 100% incompatible with Phone 7 (phone 7 apps won't run on it, and vice-versa). Developers (me included) are staying away in droves until we see evidence that Phone 8 is going to be anything other than a lead balloon.

  • Comment number 74.

    The app works pretty well, including streaming, on my Huawei Ascend G300 which cost all of £100 so that's the 'elitist' argument demolished.

    One slight niggle, there doesn't seem to be a way to sign in to the app with my BBC ID so there's no way that I can see to carry my favourites over from the desktop site. Admittedly I'm new to this android lark so might be missing the option, if it is there.

  • Comment number 75.

    Hi,

    Although I think requests to put the phone on a given platform are fair enough, let's not get into a discussion about the pros and cons of different platforms for developers. There are better places for that.

    Thanks,

    Ian

  • Comment number 76.

    And with the release of Android 4.1 and the Nexus 7 you cannot use this app unless you use the workarounds. Well done for favouring iOS AGAIN.

  • Comment number 77.

    So far this app has been good on the iphone, really made good use of it
    But most days it has had trouble with video, and yesterday it was very bad, video failed to load 9/10 times and crashed quite a lot, hope this gets fixed going on

  • Comment number 78.

    @iClick We are aware of this issue that occasionally affects iPad users. If you turn the wifi connection on your iPad off and then reconnect, you should be able to watch successfully.

  • Comment number 79.

    I have been extremely impressed by the BBC's Olympic coverage. Simply as a technical achievement, scaling up to the levels of traffic that must be required has been impressive. The new online web player for sports has been fantastic for catching up. I watched the men's road race live on my Android, and it worked perfectly. I only have one quibble - but it's a big one. Let's say that I've been at work all day, carefully avoiding the news, eager to maintain some tension when I get round to watching some sport in the evening. Why make it so hard to navigate to the video of an event without finding out the result? I cannot work out how to do it in the Android Olympics app, which makes it almost useless as far as I'm concerned. I want to be watching this stuff with some tension, not navigating to page that says "Bolt won the 100m final, here's a link to the video". After getting all of the difficult technical bits so right, HOW can something so basic be so completely stuffed up? The website isn't much better in this one respect, but at least I can get to a video without learning the result if I work at it. Perhaps you do not have the time to fix this in the Olympics, but please fix this in the forthcoming BBC Sports app. For that matter, the website could also be better in this respect. The Android app really should be fixable inside the current Olympic timeframe: we're just talking about a few pages that can list links to videos, sorted either by sport or by date. If you could add in a preference to let me make that page my front page on the Olympics app, I'd be happy. How hard could that be? If the app can do something like this, and I've just been silly, please post how it can be done, as I'd like to know!
    Thanks for all your efforts - leaving this important point aside, the Internet offering from the BBC has all been very impressive.

  • Comment number 80.

    When my dad tries to open the app on his Android Galaxy S2, it doesn't work. It just shows the loading screen. It has Flash and 2.3.5 version of the OS. Any ideas why?

  • Comment number 81.

    @Imagine Wizard There's no technical reason why the app shouldn't work with that handset. We've had feedback from many other users that it's working well. Can I suggest uninstalling the app and reinstalling with a fresh download from the Google Play store?

  • Comment number 82.

    Just like to say thanks to bbc for the iphone app for the last two weeks of great gb performances, the live updates on there were great, so good when out and about.
    Shame the video failed most of the time whether on wifi or 3g, did mention this last weekend, but it didnt really seem to improve.

  • Comment number 83.

    great article

  • Comment number 84.

    Doesn't work Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android Jelly Bean - very disappointing

  • Comment number 85.

    Too many people jump to conclusions too quickly... Need to wait and see what comes down the line, esp with the BBC International version. People were jumping down the throats of the BBC and they did it correctly!!! Same with those whose device is not supported... there are OTHER ways to view the Olympics rather than on your device. It was great app and i really enjoyed whole Olympic. Thanks to BBC. Regards, Manager iphone 4 battery case Joe

 

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