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    News - BBC News app available in UK

    iPhone and iPad versions now online.
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    Re: News - BBC News app available in UK

    Yes because rather than make a Java version that would work on all phones, or even just a web browser, our license payers money has been rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishrubbished on this.

    I hate new media types.
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    Got the app, I like the look of it and you can organise the different topics, but I now just get a while screen and I also can't stream live because it says I am outside the UK?!?
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    Re: News - BBC News app available in UK

    Is RSS no longer passable then?
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    Re: News - BBC News app available in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Yes because rather than make a Java version that would work on all phones, or even just a web browser, our license payers money has been rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishrubbished on this.
    You can't exactly lay this at the door of the BBC. Java applications on phones are pretty much history, fortunately. Everybody has switched to an 'app store' model - sites like Engadget have applications for iOS, Android, BB and webOS. It simply provides a more pleasant and seamless experience on the devices involved. Java virtual machines are slow and the 'one-size-fits-all' model doesn't cater very well for phones with different input configurations.

    Quote Originally Posted by mycarsavw
    Is RSS no longer passable then?
    I bet at least three-quarters of people don't know what RSS is, let alone how to use it.

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    Re: News - BBC News app available in UK

    Mattus, use Opera on the phone and tell me that....
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    Re: News - BBC News app available in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    Yes because rather than make a Java version that would work on all phones, or even just a web browser, our license payers money has been rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishrubbished on this.

    I hate new media types.
    Agreed on all points. Why is my money being wasted on users of a specific model of phone or device?
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    Re: News - BBC News app available in UK

    My TV license fee getting used to give preferential treatment to apple fanbois

    hehe Hopefully they`ll start work on an android version soon .

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    Re: News - BBC News app available in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Mattus View Post
    I bet at least three-quarters of people don't know what RSS is, let alone how to use it.
    There's an RSS link/icon on every BBC page with an explanation on what it is and how to use it successfully.

    Promote something that's already in place and educate users, don't waste money on a niche (albeit large/affluent(?)) market while cutting back "over half of their website and shutting two radio stations".
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    Re: News - BBC News app available in UK

    Where's the official Android version?

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    Re: News - BBC News app available in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Singh400 View Post
    Where's the official Android version?
    I think they have to close down BBC 2 and Radio 4 before we get an Android version
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