Strange notifications from your BBC News app? Don't worry, here's what's going on

BBC Push Test

The BBC today sent out some weird push notifications to the broadcaster's official apps on both Android and iOS. It's a developer's worst fear when testing some new functionality goes live somehow and this is exactly what happened to the BBC. Push notifications were inadvertently sent out to live apps on both mobile platforms with some sample text. It is what's contained in these push notifications that makes this report rather humorous.

Without spoiling too much for you Game of Thrones fans, apparently there'll be no nudity in the latest episode. Oh, and "push sucks" and "pull blows". Jesting aside, this is the result of testing the breaking news feature available in both apps where push notifications can be sent to the smartphone and alert the owner to a breaking story. The BBC later apologized for the error.

If you don't have the app installed, find it through the download link below.

Source: Julian March (Twitter), via: The Next Web

Rich Edmonds

Heads up the Mobile Nations Newsroom UK shift. An avid gamer, lover of all things technology and enjoys flying.

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