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BBC Mobile: Carousel of Content

Extract from my post today on the BBC Internet Blog…

Mobile homepage carousel

Mobile homepage carousel

If you’ve looked at the BBC Mobile homepage today, you’ll have noticed we’re giving you more choices than ever. Yesterday we launched a carousel of content in our top promotion area so that you can scroll through a range of content we’re highlighting across BBC Mobile. It’s available to a limited range of handsets right now but will roll out gradually to a wider range as we develop the technology.

Read the full post here…

BBC Mobile launches beta customisable homepage

You may have already heard that BBC Mobile (the site I’m the managing editor of) launched a new beta homepage this week.

There’s been some great press coverage of it (phew!) – and we’ve gone through a lot to make it easily customisable, giving users a wider range of content that they can tailor to their needs when they’re on the go and that’s more suited to their devices.

Here’s what my colleagues blogged on the BBC Internet Blog about it:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2009/03/introducing_the_new_mobile_hom.html

Here’s some of the nice things that have been said about it (in addition to some great feedback from users):

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/pda/2009/mar/11/bbc-mobilephones

http://www.mobile-ent.biz/news/32848/BBC-revamps-mobile-site
 
http://www.t3.com/news/new-bbc-mobile-homepage-goes-live?=38346

http://www.moconews.net/entry/419-mobile-content-bits-uks-bbc-relaunches-mobile-site-times-uk-debuts-loca/

The customisation has (for good reason, I think) been the big story. But from my perspective, what’s there now is just the tip of the editorial iceberg.

I think the content that we’re offering to let users customise with is a great base to grow from, but not the endgame. I’d like to see us offering a wider range of content and letting users do more with it.

In case you’re wondering, on my phone, I’ve added: Newsbeat (from Radio 1), 6 Music and London Local news.

So, if haven’t tried the new page, please do. And please, let me know what you think of the content selection? What do you like about it? What don’t you like? What’s missing? What would you love to be able to add/remove from it? Make me a wishlist and I’ll see what I can do…