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.
@PushForPizza This actually makes me a lot LESS likely to use your service…. if I wanted to live in VA, I would live in VA. But I don't.
— Liz G (@LaLaLoveLiz) August 7, 2014
The company is working on an app update, which will recognize Washington, D.C., as a state.
h/t: The Washington Post.