DESIGNER OF SHINY TOYS Apple has been pushing corrupt apps from its App Store to users, including the game Angry Birds Space HD Free and Instapaper.
Marco Arment, creator of Instapaper reported that the latest IOS version of his app was causing problems for users, despite passing Apple's App Store censors. After some debugging, Arment found that Apple was delivering corrupt binaries of Instapaper and a host of other apps.
According to Arment, Instapaper users complained the app would crash on launch. IOS users that deleted the application and installed the app from scratch reported the same problems.
Apple's App Store censors must approve applications before they become available on the App Store, and given that the firm had approved Arment's app this suggests that the code wasn't at fault but rather Apple's internal practices.
Arment wrote, "I emailed App Review less than an hour after the update went live and yelled about it on Twitter. About two hours after the update went live, a correct, functional version of it started being distributed on reinstalls."
Arment has compiled a list of apps that have suffered the same fate as Instapaper, which includes Angry Birds Space HD Free. While Arment noted that the problem of corrupt binaries was solved within a matter of hours in the case of Instapaper, he recommended that developers who want to distribute updated versions of IOS apps wait a few days. µ
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