BBC Things to Do Widget - London 2012Client: BBC
Launch date: 26/06/2012
Yet another phase of Things To Do Widget integration within the BBC.
BBC Things To Do is an activity finder enabling users to discover local activities offered by the BBC and its partners. The site contains thousands of activities and events listings – a number which is expected to grow as more partners come on board.
This part of the project involved integrating the static and dynamic versions of the portable widget into a range of London 2012 desktop and mobile pages.
Technically the Things To Do Torch widget development involved the following steps: (lifted from news widget)
1. Multiple layers of caching to protect the Things To Do website from potentially dangerously high levels of BBC News traffic
2. Comprehensive phases of unit testing and load testing to ensure stability and performance of the widget
3. A staged monitored release involving multiple groups across the BBC