Appsniper!!!!!

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by pablo19, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Manta Research

    Manta Research Well-Known Member

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    Sorry guys, we had an issue with a few titles being unavailable, including Retro Cave Flyer.

    Please download the latest 1.5 update (just came out). This will fix the problem for you.
     
  2. MaskU2See

    MaskU2See Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the heads up.

    Love the new update, very nice feature with the watch/snipe.

    The issue i mentioned earlier was resolved.
     
  3. Chumbake

    Chumbake Well-Known Member

    The new update is cool, but it's crashed on me twice after getting a warning of low memory. . And I have around 30 MB of free RAM. It's weird.

    But i do realy like the new features and watchlist.
     
  4. cptlockheed

    cptlockheed Well-Known Member

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    Same problem here after the update. Appsniper crashes randomly, it slows down frequently, and there are several low memory warnings... strange.
    I've restarted my phone a couple of times, but it hasn't helped much. I'll try removing and reinstalling the app next.
     
  5. Manta Research

    Manta Research Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, very odd. The low memory warning is just a hook into the iPhoneOS's low memory notification. Rather than just have the app suddenly get unloaded by the OS and appear to crash, we thought we'd bring up the warning whenever Apple calls us to tell us memory is low. Typically in these situations the OS will first try and unload any unnecessary background apps (ie mail, safari, etc). We recommend rebooting the device if you get a low memory warning, as memory may be too fragmented to continue and may cause the app to be unloaded by the OS.

    Have the "crashes" that you've seen only occur after the low memory warning?
     
  6. cptlockheed

    cptlockheed Well-Known Member

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    Manta Research,

    I'll keep an eye on the crashes (sudden shutdowns actually). It is possible they happened after the memory warnings. Usually I don't keep many pages open in Safari, no push mail or any such known memory/power hog apps (for same reason I'm using appsniper without icons).

    For now, I made a save to server and resetted the database. Maybe this helps.

    By the way, would it be possible to add the Finnish store to the Store Filters? I'm not sure if it matters much, I've been using the US store and have had not problems with missing apps. But if it is a trivial(ish) addition in coding, the option would be nice.

    Thanks for your attention, and for the great software. Appsniper is one of my most used apps.
     
  7. Manta Research

    Manta Research Well-Known Member

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    cptlockheed, thank you for the feedback. If you see the app suddenly quit and there hasn't been a low memory warning, then I'd definitely be interested in hearing about it.

    Finnish store: unfortunately adding additional countries isn't trivial. Having said that, we are working on expanding our international store support and hope to roll something out sometime next month if everything goes according to plan.
     
  8. fiskadoro

    fiskadoro Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to add that I've been seeing the "low memory" warning while browsing AppSniper too, which I never used to see before the latest update.

    Wish I could go into detail about when/why they happen, but there doesn't seem to be a pattern... I'll be sure to let you know if I do notice one though.
     
  9. monk666

    monk666 Well-Known Member

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    omg, it crashes about 50% of the time now and slows down when i go into the app list. It didn't behave like that previously... The update broke it?? OMG :confused:

    I do see the memory warning here and there, but it still crashes even if i didn't get a warning. sigh...
     
  10. MaskU2See

    MaskU2See Well-Known Member

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    Crashed on me only once since the new update and i use this app 5-10 times a day.
    I do get the "low memory" warning pretty often, at least a few times a day.
    Never happened to me before the update.

    I still love the update, love the extra feature to be able to watch an app to see if there's a new update or any price change. on it, great feature
     
  11. thinkdontpray

    thinkdontpray Well-Known Member

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    i like the features added in the new update but man does this thing ever crash on me now. probably atleast 40-50% of the time, freezes up or just gives me a black screen and kicks me back to the springboard. also, about 80% of the time i get a low memory warning as well.

    not knocking the program in the least, its in my top 5 apps, but this is the first case where ive found an update to do more damage than good
     
  12. Manta Research

    Manta Research Well-Known Member

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    Really sorry about the problems guys. We did a bunch of internal testing as well as a limited beta test and nobody saw any of these issues prior to release.

    We are trying to track down the crashing/slowdown issue but it's challenging since we cannot replicate it in-house. If you are seeing a crash PLEASE email us at [email protected]. We'd like to ask you a few questions, and if you're willing, send you a beta version to see if it fixes the crashing problem.

    We really need your help in tracking this down, so if you're seeing crashes on a semi-consistent basis, we really need you to contact us. Thanks!
     
  13. brewstermax

    brewstermax Well-Known Member

    I never have crashing issues in this app, but that probably has something to do with my OCD Free Memory usage. I don't have many crashing issues in any app.
     
  14. TheOnePb

    TheOnePb Well-Known Member

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    Appsniper

    I don't have any freezing/black screens but I do have crashing problems. I already mailed you, Manta. Your customer support is great!

    I hope appsniper will stay that way too...:confused: Why add this message? It really ruins my appsniper usage!
     
  15. MaskU2See

    MaskU2See Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else experiencing no new apps showing on appsniper?
    I just checked AppShopper.com and it lists many new apps for today.

    Appsniper shows apps listed < 1 hour, but in reality they are from yesterday.
     
  16. cptlockheed

    cptlockheed Well-Known Member

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    Re the crashing: after resetting the local appsniper database, I've not experienced crashes anymore. So it might be worth trying if you have problems after the update.

    You can save the snipes to server and fetch them back after the reset.
     
  17. gootch12

    gootch12 Well-Known Member

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    I'm was getting strange info from appsniper today as well. Even at first launch of the day, no new red tags on "On Sale" or "New Apps". That never happens except for the holidays or whatnot.

    And as you point out, AppShopper confirmed all sorts of activity that appsniper, uh...missed?

    But it seems to be working now (41 On Sale, 247 New Apps). Previous launch like three hours ago.
     
  18. MaskU2See

    MaskU2See Well-Known Member

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    As you pointed out, now everything is working well.
    I ended up restoring snipes from server and resetting app database,- haven't had any "low memory" warnings.

    Loving the new update.
     
  19. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting a lot of low memory warnings, but I'm not really that bothered by them so its ok
     
  20. MaskU2See

    MaskU2See Well-Known Member

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    Did you try resetting the server and database?

    That did it for me.
     

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