NPR App crashes to home screen

1969cj5

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Anyone else having the NPR app problem of it crashing back to the home screen? It worked fine the first day and now it doesn't.
 

Tharian

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Apr 24, 2009
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I've noticed the same problem. Eventually it works, but it was crashing 2-3 times before loading last night and this morning.

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sweetpva

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Aug 29, 2011
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NPR news app broken

I've used this app frequently and for some time. It just started crashing as you described a few days ago. Have been unable to access despite repeated attempts, updating app and hard-rebooting iPhone. If you find solution, please post. Thanks.
 

jsh1120

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Jun 1, 2011
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Solution: posted by bottlerocket;
Delete app and reinstall.
Worked for me.
Not for me. What I've found is that the local stations work fine but I cannot do a search for other stations. When I do so, it crashes. I do seem to be able to play the hourly news and selected programs, however.

By the way, the Bottlerocket reference to this fix that I found is from 2009. I think they have more recent problems.

Fortunately, there are alternatives. Both TuneIn Radio and RadioBox have extensive selections of NPR stations.

P.S. Been listening to a local NPR station for about an hour and had the app crash. Looks like the problem is broader than I thought.
 
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Liz1388

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Oct 27, 2011
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Links from Home page not loading the article page.

When I first downloaded the NPR tablet version, it worked great. In past few weeks I now find many article links not loading. I get a white screen with NPR header and the twirling gif indicating loading. But nothing more appears.

If I google the title of the article on Safari, I can get it fine, just not from the app. This has become very frustrating.

I emailed NPR about it and they said to delete the app and reload. I've done that three times with no noticeable improvement.

The app does say, Beta, but I wish they'd go back to whatever previous iteration that worked. I just wonder if the current app software focuses on iPad2 to the detriment of iPad1?
 

jsh1120

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...I emailed NPR about it and they said to delete the app and reload. I've done that three times with no noticeable improvement.

The app does say, Beta, but I wish they'd go back to whatever previous iteration that worked. I just wonder if the current app software focuses on iPad2 to the detriment of iPad1?
Sadly, NPR doesn't seem to have devoted much effort to the app. The problem of a crashes is unresolved (checked it after I installed iOS 5) and the advice to uninstall and reload seems to be nothing more than a default response.