January 29, 2012

BBC updates its Android app for tablet goodness

As Ice Cream Sandwich rolls out to tablets, app developers are taking a good hard look to see whether it’s worth it for them to update their existing phone apps with tablet compatibility. Unlike iPhone apps on the iPad, Android has built-in compatibility features that stretch certain elements to fit the entire screen of a tablet, but they don’t work so well, and look ugly as a result.
BBC has seen the light and updated its excellent app with tablet compatibility. Like most news apps, there are categories on the left and content on the right, with a horizontal scrolling mechanism akin to Pulse Reader.
If you own a newly-minted Android tablet, do yourself a favour and pick this one up.

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