Developer of BBC News Mobile announces hold on development

The developer of BBC News Mobile for Windows Phone, Lawrence Gripper has announced on his personal blog that development has been put on hold for reasons that cannot be published (the BBC does indeed have snipers stationed throughout the UK - so hush up). What does all this mean for the app that many use and love?

Currently all development has been halted, but the BBC News Mobile app is still readily available on the Windows Phone Store. There's not much else to report on apart from for consumers to remain tuned for more details that will come to light as the situation progresses. This isn't the first BBC app to face issues with the corporation. The developer behind Podcast Lounge and Radio Lounge has also experienced trouble on the road. 

We'll be sure to keep our eyes open for any further news from the developer and his apps.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.