toggle

AAPL Stock: 107.1 ( -0.24 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

BBC News app gets greenlight for UK

updated 10:45 am EDT, Fri July 23, 2010

iPlayer, BBC Sport move closer to completion

After a long wait, the BBC News app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch has finally been made available in the UK. The app has until now been blocked in its home country, as it was under consideration by the BBC Trust, which looked to determine whether or not a Public Value Test would be needed to allow mobile apps. No tests will be conducted, the Trust says.

The decision also clears the way for two more apps, BBC Sport and iPlayer. Those will only be released later this year. Titles for non-Apple platforms are said to be in development as well, including Android-based devices.

The BBC News app is dedicated mostly to text stories, split up into categories as on the BBC website. Video clips are embedded into stories however, and people can alternately watch the BBC News Channel live. Some options include personalizing which news is received, and linking content via Twitter or Facebook.








by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

MacNN Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bring ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

toggle

Most Commented