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Sky News Upgrades Apple App to Speed up Breaking News Announcements

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UK broadcaster, Sky News has teamed up with Urban Airship to upgrade its push notifications system on both its iPhone and iPad apps, offering faster delivery of breaking news.

The new service ensures notifications are delivered to millions of handsets globally within seconds of them being sent. Future plans include immediate updates on the constituency results in the 2015 General Election, allowing users to be updated on the voting announcements as they happen.

Urban Airship already provides the score update notifications on the Sky Sports Football Score Centre app.

Sky News for iPhone and iPad apps have been downloaded over 6 million times in total, and combined, attract 2 million unique users per month.

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