Friday, March 13, 2009

BBC announces customized homepage

The BBC has announced a new customisable homepage for the mobile version of its website that brings the phone version up-to-date with its full online offering.

The beta version of the homepage is available now for owners of some BlackBerrys, the iPhone, iPod touch and Google Android phones, for handsets running the Opera browser, all Nokia Nseries as well as "high-end" Sony Ericssons, Nokias and Samsungs.

The Beeb says the homepage has a "more live and up to date feel" and the customisation means users can create "localised" content, such as news, weather and TV schedules as well as chose favourite areas to appear on their main screen.

The BBC is currently asking for feedback on the new version and says they hope to be ready to remove the beta status and replace the current homepage at the end of March.