Back in February, I added reminders to the BBC Now Next Chrome extension I wrote. This was not an ideal implementation, and required a bit work from the user to find out what they’d been notified of, as well going off and watching/listening.
I’ve now fixed that, and implemented in-browser notifications. This is what I would have used, had they been available or had I known, at the time.
The whole experience is much nicer and much more what you would expect. I’ve removed the old highlighting, and badge numbers, as I don’t think they are require anymore. Just to remind you, the deal with the plugin is thus:
- You set it up with your favourite BBC Radio or TV stations,
- At any time you can click an icon that reveals what is on and coming up next on your selected stations.
- You can click on the little clock next to any of the upcoming shows, which will create a timer based on when the show will start.
- When the timer is up, a pop-up notification will appear, showing you what is about to start, with a link to watch or listen live.
You can download the extension from the Chrome extensions site:
Any comments would be appreciated. Do you like it? do you hate it? you know the deal. Oh, and also let me know if it breaks anything. I’ve tried it myself for a while, but you never can be sure.