The BBC’s new mobile homepage launched in beta today with the results of months of work on customisation that will bring the service inline with the main BBC site, bbc.co.uk.

Users can chose to shrink or expand sections according to relevance and interest across the BBC’s news, sport, entertainment and business coverage, and iPlayer for radio and TV, schedule information and weather forecasts also accessible.

BBC mobile site launched

The site is optimised for most commonly used mobile handsets and smartphones, but also for the range of different networks that provide differing signal quality; the challenge was to produce a glitch-free iPlayer service even on the slowest network.

Customisation options include location, which means the site will automatically show weather and news for the user’s local area.

Source: Guardian Media