Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2012 18:32 UTC
Apple Seeing applications on iOS that were updated these past few days crash, for no apparent reason? Marco Arment found out why: "Last night, within minutes of Apple approving the Instapaper 4.2.3 update, I was deluged by support email and Twitter messages from customers saying that it crashed immediately on launch, even with a clean install. This didn't make sense - obviously, Apple had reviewed it, and it worked for them. My submitted archive from Xcode worked perfectly. But every time I downloaded the update from the App Store, clean or not, it crashed instantly. Lots of anxiety and research led me to the problem: a seemingly corrupt update being distributed by the App Store in many or possibly all regions. And this is happening to other apps, not just Instapaper, updated in the last few days."
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More concerned about ratings.
by gan17 on Thu 5th Jul 2012 20:10 UTC
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From the way he puts it, it seems the biggest thing devs should worry about are 1-star reviews. Funny, that.

Don't get me wrong, I'm sure for most people, the reviews play a big part on whether they download an app or not (especially if they have to pay), but it all reminds me of that XKCD "Tornado Guard" strip.

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Trouble in paradise.
by tupp on Thu 5th Jul 2012 21:15 UTC
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Not only are there bugs, but there is also malware:

Who knows how many more apps have bugs and/or malicious code.

Enjoy your "curated experience!"

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RE: Trouble in paradise.
by avgalen on Fri 6th Jul 2012 09:29 UTC in reply to "Trouble in paradise."
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Does this make Apple the biggest distributor of malware? And do they charge you 30% for this pleasure?

(normally I don't bash, but this time it seems deserved)

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RE[2]: Trouble in paradise.
by tupp on Fri 6th Jul 2012 09:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Trouble in paradise."
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It further illustrates the unrealistic delusions held by the Apple fanboys.

It shows that the ridiculously pretentious "curated" notion is utter B.S.

Furthermore, no one really knows how extensive the malware is in the IOS app store.

Any more questions?

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by franksands on Fri 6th Jul 2012 20:10 UTC
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According to Marco, Apple republished the apps and it's now resolved.

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