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#1 George P

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 13:10

This is not a drill. I repeat, this is not a drill. The BBC has announced, in a recent blog post about mobile and the iPlayer service, that a Windows Phone app is well on the way. Consumers who reside within the UK will soon be able to enjoy content on the catch-up service. This will prove to be a huge boost for Windows Phone as a top media provider looks to support the platform. So when can we expect to see the app arrive?

The blog post states that the work will be released in the next few months, but before anyone gets super excited and jumps with joy we will have to point out that the Windows Phone access will be restricted to the mobile website, but will come loaded with a media player and some Windows Phone integration with Live Tile support. The positive result is a BBC iPlayer app (available on the store), which can then be improved on in the future. Baby steps, folks.

The BBC reveals that the corporation and Microsoft have both signed a deal and have been working together to bring iPlayer to Windows Phone - big cheer for Microsoft for stepping in. Cyrus Saihan, head of Business Development, BBC Future Media states that mobile is an important platform for the development teams to target.

http://www.wpcentral..._medium=twitter


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 13:12

That's encouraging news. I just wish Intuit would get their act together with Mint, but they're still sour about Microsoft Money back in the 90s.

#3 Crisp

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 13:17

Awesome stuff. Glade to see BBC reaching out.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 13:28

That's encouraging news. I just wish Intuit would get their act together with Mint, but they're still sour about Microsoft Money back in the 90s.


I read somewhere recently (i.e. in the last few days) that they said that they have no intention of releasing a version for WP.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 23:42

I read somewhere recently (i.e. in the last few days) that they said that they have no intention of releasing a version for WP.


I know, I read that too. After I read that, I used H&R Block for my taxes instead of TurboTax.



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