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Putting the boot into Auntie

Postby AndyBaxman » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:11 pm

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/ ... oon_t.html
(read the comments)

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

https://market.android.com/details?id=b ... er.android
(read the reviews)
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Re: Putting the boot into Auntie

Postby Ram » Tue Feb 15, 2011 12:23 pm

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

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


Uhmmm, what reviews

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Postby nelz » Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:26 pm

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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Postby Ram » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:17 pm

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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Postby nelz » Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:35 pm

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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Postby Ram » Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:16 pm

The reviews are back...

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