BBC Online offers 'News, iPlayer, Sport' mobile applications for for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry

BBC is all set to offer a new range of applications that’ll deliver BBC Online services to a range of mobile devices, announced Erik Huggers at the MWC 2010. The app will focus on providing quick access to the BBC's existing journalistic content, which will be repurposed for the devices. All applications will be available […]

BBC is all set to offer a new range of applications that’ll deliver BBC Online services to a range of mobile devices, announced Erik Huggers at the MWC 2010. The app will focus on providing quick access to the BBC's existing journalistic content, which will be repurposed for the devices. All applications will be available free of charge with following features:

  • BBC News application will offer: Breaking news, updated throughout the day; Personalisation, the ability to create a personal news experience; User-generated content, the ability to send comments and pictures direct to the newsroom; Blogs, analysis and commentary with the distinct BBC voice; Video and audio content from the BBC News channel and other BBC sources.
  • BBC iPlayer application key features: Live TV and radio; Improved user experience: enhanced interface using the latest app gestures and transitions; New personalisation features.
  • BBC Sport application key features: Live text commentary with distinct BBC voice; Listen live to Radio 5 Live commentary; Receive up-to-the-minute scores and league information; Participation: integration with 606, and the BBC sport blogs; User-generated content, submission of comments via SMS; Video and audio content: integration with Radio 5 Live, plus video clips (subject to rights availability); Personalisation: selection of your teams and clubs.

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