From the FAQ's pageHow do I refresh the stories in the app?
You can refresh the stories in the app by pulling down and releasing the app main screen. You can do this by pressing and holding on the main screen and dragging the screen down with your finger and releasing it. You will see a loading icon appear on the screen while the app is refreshing.
Since they redesigned the website (to much criticism!), I've found that Mobile Safari can't cope with the new front page layout and doesn't display the whole page as a starting point, just the left hand side of it. God knows how the BBC web designers managed that.Sounds good, although to be honest the website itself is fine on Safari.
Correct - it's been available outside the UK for a while. I've had the iPad version for a couple of months.to be fair to the BBC i think this app has been ready for a long time, it was just waiting ages to be approved by the BBC Trust...
So back then the iPhone 4 with it's high res screen was totally unknown, and more recently why bother doing the higher res updates to an app that you didn't even know for sure would be approved.
Hopefully now that it's available an update to support iphone 4 will be forthcoming!
They wouldn't be able to do that in the UK for BBC constitutional issues, those same issues that meant it took so long to even get this app in the UK despite the rest of the world having it! Because the BBC gets funded by the license fee, it can't do anything that might be seen as outside its remit or competing with others in the UK as this would be deemed to be taking advantage of its unique position. Overseas, it doesn't matter because there the BBC has to stand on its own two financial legs.Nice little app. Just downloaded it onto my pad and phone.
Its only a matter of time before they start charging for this level of service.