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Freeview, the UK’s most-watched digital TV service, today announces the launch of its Freeview HD TV Guide app update for the iPhone iOS 4. Acting on user feedback, Freeview has been working hard to evolve functionality, helping viewers to plan their TV watching whilst on the go. The original app, which launched in February this year, has since been downloaded over 50,000 times from the iTunes app store.

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The free and upgraded app is now compatible with iPhone iOS 4 offering all of its original functions alongside a selection of exciting new features including:

· Share with friends: Recommend shows to your friends via email at the touch of a button
· Scroll through days: Plan your viewing day and access up to 10 days of advance Freeview listings
· Programme reminder: Automatically set iPhone calendar alerts for your favourite shows
· Offline viewing: The app saves viewed content for viewing without reception
· Programme alternative dates / times: An essential tool to find out about the repeat times of any shows you may have missed

Version 1.1 still has all of the original Freeview HD TV Guide features, including the Programme Guide, ‘Now and Next’ viewing and the ‘Top 10’ channel list, making it an essential tool for TV planning. Users can also set their local region listings and personalise the app by re-ordering favourite channels.

HD listings are available for the BBC HD channel, ITV1 HD and Channel 4 HD. BBC One HD listings will be added when the channel becomes available in the autumn on Freeview HD.

The Freeview app is free and available for all iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users to download from the iTunes app store now.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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