COMING IN AUGUST: BNO News iPhone push alerts
From the BNO Newsroom.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- BNO News is excited to announce it will soon use Apple's "push notification" to send breaking news alerts to its users around the world.
Although BNO News reports on a large number of developing stories a day, we don't plan to "push" every headline to our iPhone users. We realize it would be overwhelming and not very useful. Our editors will be selective. When important headlines break, our editors will send you an alert immediately.
The application is expected to be launched in the week of August the 3rd and our users have already showed a lot of interest in such an application. Plans to expand this service to other platforms such as the BlackBerry are being considered.
Besides the iPhone option to receive major breaking news alerts, our users are also able to receive updates from a second stream. The alternative stream will be most interesting to "news junkies" and journalists as this stream will bring you more updates throughout the day on developing stories (although not all as we do not wish to flood our users with updates).
Users can also choose to receive only notifications for major news events and simply open the BNO News application to read the other news updates which did not warrant a "push" alert.
The application will be available with a monthly subscription. Users will be charged $1,99 to download the application and $0,99 a month to receive our alerts. Although we would prefer to offer the service free of charge to our users, we are not able to do this at this time. We do not charge for individual alerts.
If you want to be updated on the developments of this forthcoming service, and to receive an e-mail as soon as it becomes available, send a blank e-mail with the subject "iPhone" to firstname.lastname@example.org .
A small number of free applications will be available for publications which wish to review it. If your publication intends to review the BNO News iPhone application, send a request to email@example.com .
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