20
Feb
Screen Shot 2013-02-20 at 14.09.18

The BBC finally launched an Android version of its BBC Sport app today, bringing all of the content from the BBC Sport website to you without making you visit through the browser.

The app has arrived just in time for "squeaky bum time" in the English Premier League, and the score of every single game that is being played in the Football League will be available to view as each game progresses.

13
Dec
bbciplayertiny

Today, the UK's public broadcasting service, the BBC, upgraded its mobile app for Android. The update brings improvements to the UI to bring the interface a bit more in line with Android's Holo guidelines. The new version also adds support for Jelly Bean 4.2, improved video streaming over WiFi, and a new content channel.

bbci1 bbci2 bbci3

Here's the full changelog:

What's in this version:

Many thanks for all of your feedback on our last update.

19
Sep
unnamed (1)

When Adobe announced the end of Flash for Android, it had a particular impact in the UK, as it was the plugin of choice for BBC's iPlayer video streaming service. With Flash for Android now officially discontinued for devices that haven't installed it previously (and all Android 4.1 devices), this is obviously a problem.

unnamed (3)

Thankfully, BBC wasn't horribly slow to respond, and has launched the BBC Media Player, which allows all BBC video content to be played back Flash-free.

12
Jul
1

Earlier today, NBC released a pair of apps covering the 2012 Olympic games in London. But both of those are U.S. only. Fortunately, the BBC just released its own app so everyone across the pond can keep with the all the Olympic happenings while on the go.

The app features:

  • Top stories
  • Daily live text commentaries from BBC journalists
  • Up to 24 live video streams
  • Video highlights of the action, features and interviews with athletes
  • Detailed schedule and results for every event
  • Medals table
  • A page for every Olympic sport
  • A page for every competing country
  • A page for every Olympic athlete taking part
  • Read the homepage top stories offline
  • Share stories, videos and results by email and on social networks

1[5] 2 3

The app is completely free, but you must have flash installed if you want to watch live video and highlight clips.

26
May
euro2012_logo

The English domestic football season may have already come to a dramatic close with the red and blue sides of Manchester fighting it out for the Premier League title, but there's no time to rest with Euro 2012 just around the corner.

The competition kicks off on June 8th, with the first match between host nation Poland and Greece kicking off at 5pm BST (12pm EST), and with your Android device in toe, you can make sure that you don't miss a single thing that happens between then and the final.

12
Oct
hi-256-0-f32a1986ff2bdc81bf6c2380834f38e75fa89a6c

Here's one for the car buffs among you: the official Top Gear app. With this app courtesy of BBC Worldwide and sponsored by Mercedes Benz, you can stay on top of the latest news, videos, and shenanigans from the Top Gear crew. The app features photos, behind the scenes goodies, Top Gear clips, previews of upcoming Top Gear "stuff," and reviews of the latest cars driven.

ss-480-0-0 ss-480-1-0 ss-480-2-0

The app also allows content to be pulled and viewed offline, as well as the option to share news stories via Facebook, Twitter, or email.

09
Jun
hi-256-0-ce8ef1cfd6068bbdd65bb79acb35e3120bb2cd6b

A couple of weeks ago the BBC released its first app designed specifically for Android phones, but there was one problem - it was for residents of the UK only. Fortunately, though, an app was released this morning that caters to the rest of the world.

ss-0-1-a8182788261642c09a246ded3296e2ebb41dccda ss-1-1-ba0836cbef151e00d0eec8613648330f87b0ed77 ss-2-0-cae7aebdd6a136808ffaade1324a76296da113e6

It looks and functions just like its UK counterpart, offering a nice, clean UI. You can easily share stories through various social mediums, email, and SMS, listen to BBC World Service radio live, watch videos, and personalize your home screen so you get only the news that your interested in as soon as you launch the app.

25
May
hi-256-0-ce8ef1cfd6068bbdd65bb79acb35e3120bb2cd6b

If you're the BBC News lovin' type, then your dream app has landed in the Android Market. You can choose from a variety of categories including Top Stories, UK, World, Politics, Business, Technology, Health, Entertainment and Arts, and Sports, which can be easily be organized to your liking on the main screen of the app.

ss-0-320-480-160-0-346012ff61b12fee7da80227e3f2c13151935684 ss-1-320-480-160-0-c1a554bd8c52efe2c0aba1f138e203129813d1f4 ss-2-320-480-160-0-4c90fbff5a21f47db2c752f1dda0a338bd226086

The app offers a simple, yet well-done UI. Simply tap on a story to read it, and swipe sideways to advance to the next story.

10
Feb
image

Earlier this week, BBC teased us with some delicious news of the official iPlayer app for Android arriving later in the week. The app lets UK residents watch TV, listen to the radio, manipulate their favorites, and look up schedules of TV programs. Oh yeah, and it just went live in the UK Android Market.

Watch and listen to BBC TV and Radio programmes from the last 7 days

BBC TV and Radio programmes now on Android.

09
Feb
iplayer_ipad_app2

The majority of TV shows I watch are produced by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation), primarily because the BBC iPlayer web app makes it incredibly easy to watch shows free and on-demand. The icing on the cake is the announcement today that a free iPlayer app will be launching on Android and iOS devices in the UK by the end of the week.

The app will deliver live content to any Android or iOS device, as well as radio broadcasts.

Page 2 of 212