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BBC iWonder: Introducing Interactive Guides


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  • Comment number 12. Posted by U15223111

    13 Feb 2014 11:46
    Looks great. Well done.
  • Comment number 11. Posted by U15206848

    30 Jan 2014 13:48
    @Steve Day unfortunately I can't see what you are referring to. Are you able to explain please? Perhaps an image or link you meant to post in your comment was removed?
  • Comment number 10. Posted by Chris Dymond

    29 Jan 2014 14:08
    I think this is a really big deal. If you've managed to make interactive factual programming on portable screens genuinely fast and cheap, it's huge. Gamechanger. Well done! :)
  • Comment number 9. Posted by Steve Day

    27 Jan 2014 11:11
    Andy, will the below not solve the compatibility mode issue?

    That's what I use on our internal apps that happily decide to run in compatibility mode.
  • Comment number 8. Posted by U15206848

    23 Jan 2014 16:02
    @Gary Hello. Yes, you're right, we're not trying to be controversial :) and CSS media queries is how we're accomplishing some of the 'capability sniffing' - and writing some Javascript to fill in the gaps. We also have clocked the issue of not being able to close the video player, and will be correcting that in the next month or so. Thanks, Andy
  • Comment number 7. Posted by U15988259

    23 Jan 2014 15:57
    @ KernowChris - Thanks for the input. But I feel, test team has performed pretty extensive testing on guides.
  • Comment number 6. Posted by U15987999

    23 Jan 2014 15:38
    Nice idea... and very much needed to aggregate the non news articles the BBC has to offer. But as a teacher I think you're missing a trick. This isn't very child friendly and there's no link to any curriculum stuff or even the Horrible Histories shows that really help address a child's curiosity.Seems children haven't been thought of at all in this new service.
  • Comment number 5. Posted by Gary Fuller

    21 Jan 2014 14:21
    An interesting idea. You seem mainly to be using CSS3 media queries to get the size change effects in Chrome (which isn't that controversial). The fact that there seems to be no way to close the video down once it is opened is highly annoying however. Still, I like the idea of simple blocks of bold coloured content that resizes based on screen width.
  • Comment number 4. Posted by KernowChris

    20 Jan 2014 14:01
    Excellent product.

    Hope the maintenance work is better than the BBC Sport App revision, Which was reported as having faults within hours of launch, before Christmas, and still remains un-fixed.

    These things need testing to destruction and more, something I feel is being neglected in the publishing process at present.
  • Comment number 3. Posted by U15206848

    20 Jan 2014 11:35
    Hello @Kevin. Good to see that you were able to identify the problem and fix it yourself. You're right in that at the moment, Compatibility Mode (or the "Intranet" mode of Windows RT tablets) is not supported by our product. However, we are looking at ways that this lack of support can be better flagged up for the user if they have that setting switched on.