BBC iPlayer For iOS App Imminent

The BBC's long-delayed iPlayer app for Apple's iOS is expected to be launched on the App Store in February.

According to PaidContent, the iOS app for Apple's iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch devices, will be launched towards the end of February, almost one year after it was originally announced.

The BBC had previously announced plans to launch a dedicated app for the iOS platform back in February 2010, promising it to be ready for release by the end of 2010, but the time taken by the BBC Trust to review the app delayed it considerably.

Though British iOS users are able to access the catch-up service through their device's web browser, a dedicated app would likely improve the viewing experience.

The BBC has not yet revealed any details about plans to launch an app for Google's Android platform, but with the iOS app incoming, a dedicated Android app could well be on its way.

The release will be one of Erik Huggers last acts as BBC future media and technical director before he leaves the corporation for a job at chip maker Intel at the end of February.