The BBC released a new sports app last week. In the comments to the announcement though, there is little attention given to the app or its content. Rather, the discussion is about why the BBC has apparently prioritised iOS over Android, since the Android version is not yet ready, with an occasional interjection from a
…continue reading The cross-platform app problem. What should the BBC do?
I have been assisting a friend who, she told me, could not get BBC iPlayer to work. Further, another site was telling her she did not have ActiveX, but she was sure she had it.
This was puzzling me. She described how she went to the BBC iPlayer site, and it said she needed to
…continue reading IE9 ActiveX Filtering causing tears of frustration
Adobe is giving up on AIR for Linux – at least, in a fully supported manner:
To support the variety of Linux-based platforms across PCs and devices, we are prioritizing a Linux porting kit for AIR (including source code), which Open Screen Project (OSP) partners can use to complete implementations of AIR for Linux-based platforms
…continue reading Cross-platform concerns as Adobe abandons AIR for Linux
Today the BBC received approval from the BBC Trust to create apps for mobile devices such as Apple iPhone/iPad and Google Android. Wasting no time, the corporation published a BBC News App on the App Store today.
But what is the point? Is this really better than simply going to the web site:
…continue reading BBC News app arrives on iPhone
I’m just back from the BBC’s press briefing on the new iPlayer. This is a public beta. The press release is here.
The big story is that social media features are now integrated. The idea is that you can post recommendations (or otherwise) to Twitter and Facebook about programmes you are viewing, or participate in
…continue reading BBC iPlayer goes social
The UK’s public broadcasting company the BBC is in the spotlight, thanks to a new strategy review and ensuing discussion. I have only just read it, because of other work, but I think it is significant. The BBC’s Director-General Mark Thompson says:
Clearly the BBC needs the space to evolve as audiences and technologies develop,
…continue reading What next for the BBC and its world-beating website?
The BBC has announced mobile apps for BBC content, the first being for the iPhone. There is a demo posted by David Madden here:
Our aim is to develop core public service apps that bring some of the BBC’s most popular and distinctive content to mobile in a genuinely user-friendly and accessible way.
…continue reading Why I don’t want to view bbc.co.uk through an app