The BBC’s been pushing iPhone access to the iPlayer and its podcasts for a while, but it’s about to launch its first iPhone apps. In April it’ll offer a new BBC News application, alongside a new BBC Sports Results app.
The new apps were debuted by the BBC’s head of future media and technology, Eric Huggers, speaking at Mobile World Congress. The iPhone will be the first to get the new BBC News app and BBC Sports Results app, but BlackBerry, Android and others will follow.
Huggers said the interface had been designed to make it possible to use the app with one hand, explaining he wanted users to thumb their way through the BBC’s headlines, news stories and sports results.
The new BBC News and Sports Results apps use scrolling horizontal carousels to show the Beeb’s content, and update with real time data.
Expect more on the new BBC apps shortly, but for now, have a peep at the shots from Eric Huggers’ presentation above.
Out April | £free | BBC