1. pinny's Avatar
    Is it just me or does it seem like every app in the app store has at least one or two annoying bugs? Is the iPhone really that hard to develop for? I'm not just talking about the free apps. I paid 10 dollars for simcity and have to reboot every time I want to play. I'm not going to list every app on my phone and the associated bug, but I'm really kind of fustrated here.
    01-26-2009 08:51 AM
  2. zukir02's Avatar
    I have about 10 apps on my phone and I dont have any problems with them. Have you tried restoring your phone? If the problem keeps happening I would contact apple about this and tell them what is going on and see what they do about it.
    01-26-2009 09:14 AM
  3. sting7k's Avatar
    Some of ones done by small developers or just one person seem to be this way. Apps from large companies though tend to run very well and bug free. Those apps probably have a small team of people all working and have been able to do more checks than a single person or small dev. company working alone.

    Just be careful and watch what you do, there are plenty of bug free great apps out there.
    01-26-2009 10:16 AM
  4. pinny's Avatar
    It's not just me. It seems the majority of the negative reviews I read on the app store are related to crashes or programs not starting. I'm not necessarily blaming the developers - it seems more of a problem due to the phone itself.
    01-26-2009 11:39 AM
  5. msbaylor's Avatar
    Is it just me or does it seem like every app in the app store has at least one or two annoying bugs? Is the iPhone really that hard to develop for? I'm not just talking about the free apps. I paid 10 dollars for simcity and have to reboot every time I want to play. I'm not going to list every app on my phone and the associated bug, but I'm really kind of fustrated here.
    Some of the larger applications such as SimCity, Brothers in Arms, icluding many of the gameloft games use a significanct amount of RAM on the iPhone. This is no a bug, it's like running a large computer game on your computer - sometimes you have to restart your computer to dump the temporary RAM.

    It's not just me. It seems the majority of the negative reviews I read on the app store are related to crashes or programs not starting. I'm not necessarily blaming the developers - it seems more of a problem due to the phone itself.
    In essence it is. The larger games (or other apps) are fully capable of being run, however, a restart is necesary to play certain apps. Some game consoles are the same way. You might also find your iPhone might start running a little slow at times (even when you aren't using the larger apps), this again has to do with the RAM allotment filling up and requires a restart.
    Last edited by msbaylor; 01-26-2009 at 01:26 PM.
    01-26-2009 01:20 PM
  6. avatar test's Avatar
    I use mostly free programs,,,, about 30 of them and a few paid apps,,, about 3 of them and haven't experienced a single bug. Maybe you just have bad luck.
    Last edited by jamespaulritter; 01-28-2009 at 11:37 AM.
    01-27-2009 11:32 PM
  7. jcjdoss's Avatar
    A LOT of people are just putting together apps and learning along the way. Not that I am naming any names (ME). It is the best way to learn. The best thing the community could do is to buy these apps (if they look interesting) and support the smaller developers. These are the people that are not controlled by a company and are free to add user suggested features quickly.
    01-28-2009 11:34 AM
  8. dmackdaddy's Avatar
    Yeah, 1.0 versions to get their place in the store, then they update.
    01-28-2009 11:38 AM
  9. technosexual's Avatar
    I'm sure a community like this is well aware, but Apps like FreeMemory and iStat have helped me avoid app crashes. With that being said, I don't think it's necessarily the Apps, but rather the way memory is handled.
    01-28-2009 02:18 PM
  10. avatar test's Avatar
    Thanks for the spam hez.........

    I love to login to see whos posted in my subscribed threads only to find junk, spam @_!()!!!
    01-31-2009 11:15 AM
  11. msbaylor's Avatar
    Yeah, 1.0 versions to get their place in the store, then they update.
    Yes this seems to be true, as some of the apps I am reviewing and then as I am posting them, they update their app....

    I personally thing it's not a good idea as, they get low rankings, then It's hard for them to bring their ratings up.
    01-31-2009 05:06 PM
  12. msbaylor's Avatar
    I'm sure a community like this is well aware, but Apps like FreeMemory and iStat have helped me avoid app crashes. With that being said, I don't think it's necessarily the Apps, but rather the way memory is handled.
    Yes, I agree, I think this is really the culprit here.
    01-31-2009 05:07 PM
  13. msbaylor's Avatar
    Thanks for the spam hez.........

    I love to login to see whos posted in my subscribed threads only to find junk, spam @_!()!!!
    It happens to the best of us
    01-31-2009 05:08 PM
  14. logicBomb's Avatar
    Memory is the main concern versus other platforms. There are a few gotyas with CoreAnimation that can also cause bugs, of which people new to Cocoa might not be aware.

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    02-07-2009 03:22 PM
  15. BananaBob's Avatar
    A lot of it boils down to restarting your iPhone / Touch. That can cure all manner of ills. But then people write poor reviews on the Appstore without really having tried a few things first.
    02-10-2009 06:49 AM
  16. MyHonestOpinion's Avatar
    As a developer of a sound-based app (100sounds.com), the most common complaint is "I'm not hearing any sounds!"

    Without fail, they have their iPhone Ringer Switch on MUTE.

    When they email us, our auto-responder tells them to check that, and we also follow up. Many of them don't even know they have such a switch. Also, to be fair, not all apps obey the switch, but our app does, so they might be conditioned into thinking it only applies to ringtones.

    But the problem is the folks who DON'T contact us and post a bad review. Even if they figure it out later, they don't update the review.

    So, bottom line, if you have trouble with an app, visit the developer's website, where they have a lot more room to offer help (iTunes limits you to 4,000 characters and 5 pictures). Our site has a Flash demo, FAQs, etc.
    02-11-2009 07:23 AM
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