After the WWDC keynote on Monday, with all of the new and exciting features that were announced, we were left to wonder what was to become of applications on the App Store that any newly released Apple apps were competing with (new maps app, Passbook, etc.). Could they possibly face their eventual demise, due to people simply opting with Apple's new standard solutions after succumbing to the laziness of not wanting to download third-party utilities? Or would they succeed?
The BBC unveiled two iPhone apps they've had in the works for a while now; one for the BBC's coverage of news and another for sports coverage. The apps will offer a different way to get the stories on the BCC website, while incorporating relevant blogs, audio and video into the mix. The sports app will also add content from their BBC Sport website with 5 Live radio, and even have the ability to watch some of the games.
If you dig the BBC's stuff, you'll like this. The network, which has been working on a native iPhone iPlayer client, recently released a presentation of October iPlayer figures, within which can be found a mockup of an iPhone app. Beyond simplifying and accelerating iPlayer for Apple handhelds, the app would appear to support downloads, as well as sending messages to show hosts. Users would likely continue to need a TV license