BBC has released a new app, BBC+ for iPhone, which gives you global, regional and national news based on your interests.
BBC+ serves as a personalized platform for news by letting you choose the content you want to see. The app brings news from across the channel’s mediums, radio, television and online content, to your device.
BBC+ – customize your news
- After you sign-in to the app, the home page will display a variety of news genres such as business, politics, beauty, health, science, travel, sports, regional, music, international, and much more.
- On the homepage, My News feature lets you personalize your news by letting you choose the categories of your interest. You are given the freedom to add more interests to the list by tapping on ‘+’ icon.
- Relevant BBC content based on your selection will appear in your My News Feed
- In My News, you can also manage and arrange news stories according to topic and time.
- Use Topic Search to find out more stories of your interest.
- You can receive push notifications of breaking news and top stories as they happen
- Offline feature: download top stories when connected to the Internet and view them at your convenience.
- Share stories on different social platforms and via email
BBC+ aims to make a vast variety of content available to you while giving you control over what news you want to read, watch and hear. BBC+ is available in the UK App Store for free. It is encouraging to see that traditional news corporations are staying abreast with the realities of this digital era and are bringing news to people by modern methods. Compared to competitors like CNN, I personally feel that BBC has done a way better job at creating a beautiful app that not only looks beautiful but also has a modern feature set to match.