Sometimes events that are considered breaking news aren't really relevant to you or your interests. With the breaking news iPhone app you can make sure that the only news you hear, are the stories that matter to you.
The breaking news iPhone app has several features that allow you to choose what kind of news stories you want to receive notifications for. In addition, a feature called "proximity alerts" informs you of when a breaking story is occurring in your location. Proximity alerts work by having experienced editors monitor and vet stories as they happen on social media services, in addition to monitoring traditional media outlets as well.
The breaking news iPhone app is currently the only version of the app that has the proximity alert feature, though it is being added to the Android app as well.