BBC Mobile Apps go live
Today's announcement that the BBC Trust have concluded their review of our plans to produce native applications for smartphones, means that we are continuing with the launch of apps that we outlined in February.
We know that increasing numbers of you want to access BBC output on-the-go and the rapid growth of internet-connected mobiles and smartphones in the market means we can cost-effectively provide our content and services on these devices, and this is a really important way for us to deliver online services in the future. Today we begin with our News App becoming available for the Apple iPhone, and soon it will come to Blackberry and Android phones in addition to other devices later in the year.
The first class journalism that you expect from the BBC is now available to you in a way that is simple, personalised and optimised for mobile devices. My colleague David Madden has written a blog post and created a video tutorial which will take you through the features of the News app. Please let us know what you think of it.
Erik Huggers is Director of BBC Future Media & Technology