The BBC has rolled out a new search engine for its content on mobile, as the broadcaster looks to broaden its mobile reach.
For the past year, if you performed a search on http://www.bbc.co.uk/ from a mobile device, you would have received the main desktop search results page, where ‘pinch and zoom’ was required to resize the page to an appropriate size.
This wasn’t a great user experience and with the mobile search audience more than doubling in the past 12 months, the BBC wanted to improve their experience urgently.
The resulting mobile-optimised, search results page allows you to search quickly and efficiently across News, Sport, TV & Radio, iPlayer and Editors Choice. The search query and results page will resolve to your handsets orientation and screen size.