BBC News Mobile for Windows Phone 8

The updates for apps to take advantage of Windows Phone 8 features keep on coming. Today we get the popular BBC News Mobile for Windows Phone hitting up the Marketplace. The app is a popular way for readers around the globe to access the BBC News website in an optimized format for your device.

It’s been a little over a week since we showed you what to expect in the version 4 of the app (completely rewritten), but here is a quick refresher of some features you can look forward when updating:

  • Lockscreen support – Use a new picture from the In Pictures blog as your lockscreen, will update daily.
  • Improved performance
  • Support for small, medium, and large Live Tiles
  • New welcome experience – Walks a user though setting up the app when launched for the first time.

I’ve updated the app and already notice the improvement in performance. It wasn’t really a slouch before, but the app is really fluid now when swiping between panorama view or opening articles.

If the BBC is your source of news, this app is worth download or updating right away. Obviously, those improvements above like lockscreen support and different tile sizes will work for those running Windows Phone 8.

You can download the app right here in the marketplace or use the QR code below. It's available for free.

BBC News Mobile QR Code for Windows Phone Marketplace