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Marketplace Spotlight: BBC News

BBC News is an application being offered over at the Marketplace that is the product of one developer's frustration. Lawrence Gripper, the apps developer, states "I got really annoyed with all these iPhone and android users having their nice little news applications so I wrote one."

BBC News, as the name implies, allows you to browse the headlines from BBC News. The $2.99 app saves the articles and images locally to help speed things up. The interface is straight forward and simple in that all you have to do is tap a headline and the full story loads.

From the menu, you can filter stories by region (worldwide stories, UK, N. Ireland, Scotland, etc.) or topic (sports, politics, business, and health). Pages loaded promptly and I experienced no glitches, crashes or bugs in using the news app. BBC News reminded me of AP Mobile but focused on stories generated through BBC.

You have to admire the ingenuity of Lawrence Gripper for seeing a need and taking initiative to develop an app to meet those needs. If you find yourself needing to stay in tune with BBC headlines, BBC News is well worth considering. You can pick up a copy at the Marketplace and for a video demo of BBC News, just follow the break.

 

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