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AndyBaxman
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:11 pm    Post subject: Putting the boot into Auntie Reply with quote

After the BBC killed off two decent 3rd party Android iPlayer clients (BeebPlayer and MyPlayer), they have released their own effort.

It hasn't, exactly, met with widespread acclaim:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2011/02/bbc_iplayer_apps_coming_soon_t.html
(read the comments)

The user responses on the Android market aren't exactly sparkling either:

https://market.android.com/details?id=bbc.iplayer.android
(read the reviews)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Putting the boot into Auntie Reply with quote

AndyBaxman wrote:

The user responses on the Android market aren't exactly sparkling either:

https://market.android.com/details?id=bbc.iplayer.android
(read the reviews)


Uhmmm, what reviews

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were plenty when I looked last night. I tried it myself and was trmendously unwhelmed by it. As so many have said, what's the point of iPlayer on a mobile device that only works over WiFi?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nelz wrote:
There were plenty when I looked last night. I tried it myself and was trmendously unwhelmed by it. As so many have said, what's the point of iPlayer on a mobile device that only works over WiFi?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Freedom of speech is fine, it's freedom of development that is curtailed. Two decent 3rd party apps were blocked so the BBC could release this rubbish. The comments were right.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reviews are back...
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