App created by French government to warn people of terrorist incidents sent out alert hours after truck attack had happened

The French government has vowed to overhaul its new emergency smartphone app designed to alert the public to an ongoing terror attack after it malfunctioned during this week’s attack on Nice.

The government’s instant alert app, created after last November’s terrorist attacks across Paris and launched last month just before the Euro 2016 football tournament, is supposed to send instant warnings, information and advice directly to people’s phones if a bombing, shooting or other terrorist incident happens near them.

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