Sunday, July 26, 2009
BBC News App
The BBCReader for the iPhone provides news and information from the BBC. This is not an official BBC application, but gets the news from the BBC Site. When you start up the app, there are 3 tabs at the top of the screen. Notice the little arrow I'm highlighting, this allows you to pick which information you want to appear on the currently selected tab.
Once you click on button, you get this control, which allows you to select the information you want displayed on the tab.
Here is the what the tab I configured for the BBC coverage of soccer looks like. Nice summaries of each article. If you click on a story, you are shown a snapshot of the Web page that the story comes from.
Finally, what sets this app apart and what the negative nimrods on the iTunes store seem to miss is the ability of the app to cache stories. It downloads and caches the story for you. Click on the info button and you can configure the application to read the stories offline. Very nice if you want to read your news on a plane.
One the whole a very nice app. I give it a 4 out of 5.