Pizza app angers, promises D.C. tweak

UPDATE — Tuesday — 8/12/2014, 7:30 a.m. ET An updated version of the Push for Pizza app in the iOS App Store now enables a user to include DC as a state name.

EARLIER — Friday — 8/8/2014 11:25 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON — Ordering a pizza is supposed to be easy.

A smartphone app Push For Pizza that’s supposed to streamline the ordering and delivery of a pizza to a single click has gotten a lot of national attention, but not the kind its developers intended.

When Washingtonians attempted to enter their delivery address in the app, they received the message: “DC is not a valid state.”

Naturally, D.C. residents took to Twitter to express their frustration over not having a way to have a pie delivered, not to mention voting representation in Congress.

Anxious to deliver pizzas, Push For Pizza, founded by five 19-year-olds, searched for a workaround — and made matters worse.


The company is working on an app update, which will recognize Washington, D.C., as a state.

h/t: The Washington Post.

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