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This article was published on June 25, 2014

    BREAKING NEWS: The BBC just made every app developer’s nightmare mistake with push notifications

    BREAKING NEWS: The BBC just made every app developer’s nightmare mistake with push notifications
    Paul Sawers
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    Paul Sawers

    Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

    It’s probably every developer’s worst nightmare, but if you work for the BBC, such mishaps tend to get seen by a lot more people.

    The British broadcaster has a breaking news feature within its mobile News app, and you probably received some interesting ‘Breaking News’ earlier if you have the app installed on Android or iOS. Apparently, ‘Push sucks’ and ‘Pull blows’, and there will be no nudity in the next episode of Game of Thrones.

    As well as issuing a follow-up apology ‘Breaking News’ alert, it also took to Twitter afterwards to explain that this was down to a testing error.