It's the BBC, news is their thing ! New layout ok, I always like selecting my own news subject matter. Works really well on a HTC One M8.
Why do we have to install a separate app to play video ? The BBC should be leading the way with there app but needing a separate app just to play your video links is stupid, keep it in house, and look at the views on the guardian app it's nearly all 5 stars so come on BBC get rid of video problem and see how the guardian are doing well
Should be better. What's your excuse bbc? A disappointing app overall. Not enough content in each topic, too many videos (not everyone with a tablet is illiterate) and it regularly fails to update the stories. It should moreoften be called "BBC olds" than BBC news.
Why? If it ain't broke don't fix it The old app was simple. This app is a seudo-CNN monstrosity, complete with ever decreasing sub menus to create the news you want to hear about. That's the thing with news, it's news for a reason. Currently the 'My News' section is just another column showing the same articles and reporting that the previous 30 sub menus throw in your face. I don't see why they have added all these extra options. It's messy.
Less is more The old app was better. The app is now harder to use for both the tech savvy and non savvy. Shoot the UX team by firing squad. Please divide the ammount this cost to develop by total number of tv licences in the uk and subsidise our tv licences by that number next year. You know a UX is 100 percent when the user doesnt even realise they are interacting with the system, yet they are still performing their use case. In this scenario the user is fighting the interface and giving up before completing their usec
Font contrast It is an improvement over previous version. BUT why oh why do we have to have a shade of grey text colour? My eyesight is suffering at the moment while waiting for more hospital appointments. On a good day I can cope otherwise I struggle. What was wrong with black text on white background? Could have been 4/5 star otherwise. I am sure I am not alone.
Bugfixes to a google notification bug
Download the new and improved official BBC News app for international audiences.
News, sport, comment and more; highly customisable and available on and offline.
This app works with BBC websites and apps to play BBC content on your device.
BBC Cymru Fyw - y newyddion a’r diweddaraf o Gymru, yn Gymraeg.