Occasional posts on subjects including field recording, London history and literature, other websites worth looking at, articles in the press, and news of sound-related events.

04 December 2010

Lonely Planet and the London Sound Survey

LAST WEEK I signed a contract with BBC Worldwide for a few dozen recordings to be used in a forthcoming Lonely Planet iPhone app.

Some of the recordings were already on the site, and others were commissioned specially. The site is due to get a credit and a link on the app, so it’s a good spur to get on with producing cut-down versions of some of the pages for smartphone users.

It’s no problem thinking up simplified forms in which to present the site’s content, the only headache being finding an iPhone-friendly alternative to Flash-based audio players. No doubt they’ll go the same way as the unloved RealPlayer, once HTML 5 becomes widespread.