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Old Jul 15, 2010, 03:06 PM   #1
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To anyone who has the BBC News app...

Is it possible to send me it somehow? I live in the UK and its not out here yet. (As long as its free, I don't want to do anything I shouldn't)

Providing it will work it would be much easier than me making a US iTunes account.

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Old Jul 15, 2010, 03:34 PM   #2
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I'm in the same boat as you mate. Any help would be great!
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 04:11 PM   #3
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i just created a US account using a relative's address and downloaded it.
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 04:28 PM   #4
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Is it free? If it is fancy emailing me it?
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 11:14 PM   #5
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It's not possible to email apps! The only option is to create a US iTunes account and download the app!
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 04:35 AM   #6
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Is it possible to send me it somehow? I live in the UK and its not out here yet. (As long as its free, I don't want to do anything I shouldn't)

Providing it will work it would be much easier than me making a US iTunes account.

Thanks.
I have the app (and I'm in the UK), but as others have said there is no way to email apps.

The app is only available in the US AppStore and the only way to download it is to use a US iTunes account.

Creating a US iTunes account is fairly straightforward and just requires a valid US address (any valid US address will do); to download free apps (like BBC News) you do not require a US credit card.
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 04:54 AM   #7
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Where did you guys go for a US street address?
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 05:00 AM   #8
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Where did you guys go for a US street address?
Just pick any US Apple Store!
http://www.apple.com/retail/storelist/

NOTE: You need to select a free app to download first, and then create your account from there when prompted, in order to get the "none" option for payment method.
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 05:16 AM   #9
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I have the app, and to be honest, you're not missing much. It can be quite buggy, for example mismatched photos to the stories. I just use the BBC News website.
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 05:49 AM   #10
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Just pick any US Apple Store!
http://www.apple.com/retail/storelist/

NOTE: You need to select a free app to download first, and then create your account from there when prompted, in order to get the "none" option for payment method.
You answered it as I was about to ask!

Looks good so far, shame about the lack of real sport section it seems but it really annoys me that the BBC pandered to Murdoch and aren't releasing this app in the UK. Especially when their redesigned site still uses flash
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 07:39 AM   #11
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You answered it as I was about to ask!

Looks good so far, shame about the lack of real sport section it seems but it really annoys me that the BBC pandered to Murdoch and aren't releasing this app in the UK. Especially when their redesigned site still uses flash
I missed that what pandering to Murdock was this?
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 08:47 AM   #12
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the BBC pandered to Murdoch and aren't releasing this app in the UK. Especially when their redesigned site still uses flash
No pandering to Murdoch. It's the BBC Trust that's put UK iPhone app development on hold: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010...-digital-media

And they've promised non-Flash video on their News website later this year.
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Old Jul 18, 2010, 07:05 AM   #13
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Some of the sections, including the UK one have stopped updating for me since Wednesday. I've swapped it for a bookmark to the BBC News front page.
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Old Jul 18, 2010, 07:30 AM   #14
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I downloaded this a few days ago by making a US iTunes account (Google Maps for American address method). Have to say I was a bit disappointed with it. Have gone back to the BBC News bookmark on Safari.
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Old Jul 22, 2010, 06:25 AM   #15
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No pandering to Murdoch. It's the BBC Trust that's put UK iPhone app development on hold: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010...-digital-media

And they've promised non-Flash video on their News website later this year.
Still it was down to the newspapers that have had this paused for months. The BBC News and Sports apps where supposed to be out for the World Cup and there was even going to be an iPlayer app that allowed shows to be downloaded and held on the device (for the 30 days like iPlayer on Mac/PC) but it's all been put on hold by the Trust while it tries not to offend the papers/government.
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Old Jul 23, 2010, 05:50 AM   #16
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The good news is that the BBC Trust has now approved these apps for release in the UK so we should see them in the App Store before too long.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010...ps-green-light
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This afternoon (23rd) UK time according to the BBC Technology News site.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-10738882
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Old Jul 23, 2010, 08:25 AM   #18
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And it's now available on the App Store.
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Old Jul 23, 2010, 09:35 AM   #19
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I'm slightly underwhelmed. Looks a lot like Pulse News.
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 09:12 AM   #20
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Seems abit limited on content.

Not really sure why it's so hard to just put everything from the regular website into an App but support video and audio content..

Then again, I personally think the only reason the App is underwhelming is because the website itself is totally sufficient on the iPad. I think this will be a case for a lot of website apps. Just a case of the iPad being too good at what it does to render the necessity for apps abit pointless in alot of cases.
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Old Jul 24, 2010, 09:15 AM   #21
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To those of us with both UK and US iTunes accounts and who have been using the US version; there are several functional differences between the two versions, and they are indeed different. Most notably are the different sections you can view through the App, and also the inclusion of streaming video from BBC News 24.
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Old Jul 28, 2010, 11:01 AM   #22
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I have the app (and I'm in the UK), but as others have said there is no way to email apps.
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It's not possible to email apps! The only option is to create a US iTunes account and download the app!
Really? Cos if you delete an app from your library then retrieve it from the trash, you can drag and drop onto the iTunes icon or move the ipa file around as you wish

[I do this now and again when I inadvertently update the Shazam app]

I do agree that creating a US account is pretty easy though.
It just means logging into the 2nd account to update your US store apps - which gets tiresome
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Old Jul 28, 2010, 11:10 AM   #23
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Yes.

The app I download is different to the app you download. The iTunes account it was downloaded from is embedded in the ipa file.
You can only sync it with iTunes if you have authorised the relevant iTunes account on your PC.
So, you could only use my ipa file, if I give you my iTunes username and password and you authorise with that.
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Old Jul 28, 2010, 11:13 AM   #24
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Really? Cos if you delete an app from your library then retrieve it from the trash, you can drag and drop onto the iTunes icon or move the ipa file around as you wish
Yes, but it's still your .ipa file DRM'ed with your account details, therefore tied to your account.

The posts you quoted were in relation to sharing the app from one user to another. Not the same thing.

EDIT: I'm a slow typer and got beaten to it!
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Yes.

The app I download is different to the app you download. The iTunes account it was downloaded from is embedded in the ipa file.
You can only sync it with iTunes if you have authorised the relevant iTunes account on your PC.
So, you could only use my ipa file, if I give you my iTunes username and password and you authorise with that.
Ah, thanks, didn't realise that
App DRM makes sense though
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