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Topic # 78864 9-Mar-2011 19:48
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Does anyone else find they get booted out of iPhone apps? I find every time I use the tvnz app this happens. I am using an iPhone 4. Thanks

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  Reply # 447067 9-Mar-2011 20:00
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Yep often crashes while updating the tv guide

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  Reply # 447078 9-Mar-2011 20:55
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The Stuff app crashes all the time

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 447079 9-Mar-2011 20:58
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Tried a hard reset of the iPhone. Helps to fix these sorts of issues from time to time.

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  Reply # 447081 9-Mar-2011 21:04
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Ham: The Stuff?app?crashes all the time


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  Reply # 447082 9-Mar-2011 21:20
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Yes the stuff app crashes for me too. So next question why do these apps crash, and why are there no updates to fix them?

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  Reply # 447102 9-Mar-2011 21:58
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No problems with crashing on my 3GS, then again I do reset my phone after each iOS update and from time to time inbetween.

It's a computer just like any other, sometime it needs a reboot. You can't blame the app for the bogged down computer that it's running on.

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  Reply # 447104 9-Mar-2011 22:05
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Yeap it's buggy. read it's reviews and many people have the same problem. Complain to TVNZ as they need to fix it.

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  Reply # 447111 9-Mar-2011 22:18
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There has just been an update to the TVNZ app, for iPad anyway.




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  Reply # 447116 9-Mar-2011 22:48
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Wills1: Yes the stuff app crashes for me too. So next question why do these apps crash, and why are there no updates to fix them?


Because the developers mistakenly believe that users are willing to tolerate a sub standard product. Personally I have deleted the Stuff app along with several others that I consider to be unfit for purpose due to frequent crashing.

In my view the poor stability of third party apps really compromises the user experience of iOS. Fortunately not all apps are flakey - in fact many are rock solid - but Apple's notoriously controversial distribution model isn't providing the level of quality control that users may expect.

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  Reply # 447127 10-Mar-2011 00:04

The TV3 new app is way better than the TVNZ iphone one. However it doesn't have tv listings.

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  Reply # 448613 15-Mar-2011 16:16
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I gave up on the Stuff app on iPad and iPhone. I've been using the iPhone-enhanced Stuff site on the phone (http://i.stuff.co.nz) and the full site on the iPad -- supporting the open Web and finding the experience equal or better to either of the crashy apps.

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  Reply # 448710 15-Mar-2011 21:58
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minofgeek: I gave up on the Stuff app on iPad and iPhone. I've been using the iPhone-enhanced Stuff site on the phone (http://i.stuff.co.nz) and the full site on the iPad -- supporting the open Web and finding the experience equal or better to either of the crashy apps.


I Agree, also now use i.stuff.co.nz instead,
find the Stuff app so slow to load any information, often have to go out of the article and back in just to show the data

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  Reply # 449014 16-Mar-2011 19:33
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I Agree, also now use i.stuff.co.nz instead,
find the Stuff app so slow to load any information, often have to go out of the article and back in just to show the data


Could it be the browser you're using.  I have a "non iphone" smart phone and use Opera, it works on the iStuff and mStuff sites without any problems and the pages load reasonably fast.




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  Reply # 449018 16-Mar-2011 19:55
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Technofreak:
I Agree, also now use i.stuff.co.nz instead,
find the Stuff app so slow to load any information, often have to go out of the article and back in just to show the data


Could it be the browser you're using.  I have a "non iphone" smart phone and use Opera, it works on the iStuff and mStuff sites without any problems and the pages load reasonably fast.


I think that's exactly what he was trying to say - Stuff's iOS app is a dog but the generic mobile web site works fine on the iPhone or any other platform.

Honestly I don't know why Fairfax bothered to release such a faulty app. It must have cost a reasonable sum to develop and in its current form it does nothing but make them look unprofessional and incompetent. The iOS app for The Herald (APN) on the other hand is actually quite good. 

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  Reply # 449019 16-Mar-2011 20:08
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Yep, you're correct, I miss read the post as saying the iStuff site when it actually read the the Stuff App.




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