IM+ Update - now crashes every time

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by gowanis, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. gowanis macrumors 6502

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    anyone else having trouble with IM+ after updating ?
     
  2. gowanis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i tried a re-install and it worked the first time, but then when i closed it and opened it again i had the same problem. just freezes and crashes after about 10 seconds.
     
  3. gowanis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    bump.. has anyone upgraded successfully to the latest version? mine just loads a blank contact screen and abends after 10 seconds.
     
  4. snverhallen macrumors 6502a

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    Same here,

    snverhallen
     
  5. Ashyukun macrumors 6502

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    I thought that was what was happening with mine- but after deleting and re-downloading it, it seems to be working. It ddid however start up not logged in and with a blank contact list, so I had to tap over to Status and tell it to connect (until I changed the setting to log on when it opens).

    EDIT: OK, I spoke too soon... but I think I may have figured out the problem. It was working fine until I turned on 'Connect on Start' option- after that it started crashing after a minute of unresponsiveness. So, I'd say that there's something wrong with that option that is causing the app to crash, since after re-re-downloading it and not enabling 'Connect on Start' and telling it to go online manually, it seems to be behaving without any problems.
     
  6. gowanis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    you are correct. the developer has since posted a note about this problem on the app page in iTunes.

    amazing how regression testing is not done before a release
     
  7. krosario macrumors newbie

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    Same issue here. The "connect on start up" problem solved it for a wile, but I'm still getting crashes... Do I need to keep re-installing or does restarting the phone sufficient
     
  8. Ashyukun macrumors 6502

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    I think just restarting the phone should do it... I've had it working fairly solidly since this morning and disabling the connect on start.

    However.... I have noticed something else- the auto-correct doesn't seem to be working in IM+. At all. I haven't used it in quite a while to remember whether it has always been that way, but its really hard to use without it...
     
  9. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    1.3 was released today. It fixes this issue. Can't imagine why it only has 2.5 star rating in the app store. It's a great app.
     
  10. Ashyukun macrumors 6502

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    I've not left any reviews for it... but I use it a good bit less than the 'official' AIM app because from my experience IM+ has always been far more prone to crashing.
     
  11. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    As there is no free alternative that allows me use my existing MSN and Google accounts, I find this app to be the best choice in the app store for me.
     
  12. efp1 macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried Palringo? It's free and it's a great app. It even keeps you connected for up to an hour if you close the app. Of course, that's an option that you can disable if you like. I think Palringo is great although I prefer beejive but that's an app you have to pay for.
     
  13. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000

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    I have not tried Palringo. I really don't want another login. I see no reason why Palringo requires a login so that I can use other logins.
    Edit: they're also planning on adding push support to IM+. It will email you when someone attempts to chat. A workaround until Apple finally implements notifications.
     

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