BBC launches new series of interactive guides for mobile and tablet

BBC iWonderThe BBC has launched iWonder, a new branded series of interactive guides designed to allow viewers to explore these and topics from the BBC’s Science and Natural History, Arts, History, Religion and Ethics, Food and other activities in greater depth.

The online guides incorporate video and audio, infographics, written summaries, and interactive activities. The initial set of interactive guides mark the start of the BBC’s World War One season, presented by experts including Dan Snow, Kate Adie, Ian McMillan and Neil Oliver.

The guides are designed to be tablet and mobile-friendly, with an emphasis on minimum download times and infographics tailored for each device.

According to Andy Pipes, executive product manager, knowledge and learning, writing in a blog posting, the BBC will add new functions to the iWonder guides over the coming months, including visual quizzes and clickable infographics.