We’ve been waiting a very long time, but it’s finally here: the ABC has released an iPhone version of its iView app, letting you catch up with your favourite shows on the go.
There has been an iPad version of iView since 2010, but making the app work on the smaller screen has been a tricky nut for ABC developers to crack, which might explain why promises that the app would appear early this year have taken a while to realise. iView now works as a universal app, meaning the same version runs on both iPhones and iPads. A neat addition is the ability to start watching on one device and then resume on another — handy if you begin watching Randling on the bus but then want to switch to a computer or TV screen back home.
The iView app does allow you to watch over 3G connections, though we’d advise against this with longer shows since you’ll chew through a lot of data. In practical terms, many ABC shows are available as podcast downloads and that makes more sense when travelling, but it’s good to have the ability to catch iView content on your phone when it’s connected to Wi-Fi.
iView is a free download for iOS.
ABC iView [iTunes App Store]