BBC NewsCompany: Jim Blackler
The BBC seems to bend over backwards to make its various services work with Apple’s iOS, but it’s very sluggish when it comes to supporting Android.
Jim Blackler, a Google employee, obviously was fed up of waiting for the Beeb to port its iPhone News app to Android and so decided to create his own. The result is a neat little application that presents stories from across the BBC’s news network in a simple and easy to read fashion.
You can switch between different feeds including the most popular stories, entertainment, sports and technology and when you tap a story in the feed, it opens it in the browser. The app also has an associated widget that displays the top story on your homescreen.
BBC News provides a simple, but effective way to browse through the Beeb’s daily news feeds.