I was posting answers on Ask Ubuntu via the Stack Exchange iOS app.

Problem: After any answer submission or edit submission (NOT comment submissions, however), I get an application crash instantly after the 'success' pop up message appears.

Submitting questions does not cause the crash. Only answers and answer edits. (Although I just crashed editing this post)

This makes true usability of the app difficult, as I expect it to not crash after posting and just continue to operate.

I am on an iPhone 5, with iOS 8.3. The app version is 1.3.0.

  • Note it seems to randomly affect Question edits now. Question posting does not seem affected but as there is no test space for me to do a lot of question post testing I can't verify that. Apr 26, 2015 at 2:51

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I was wondering how long until someone asked this. Our crash rate went up drastically when iOS 8.3 came out. The OS has a bug where it tries refocusing the text field from the deallocated editor after you dismiss the alert, crashing the app.

1.3.1 has been in the review queue for a week so I'm hoping it'll be in the store early next week with this and several other crash fixes. Sorry about that.

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    Yep the new App Store build didn't crash when I posted that or tagged your post. Apr 26, 2015 at 5:16
  • I have also experienced crashes each time I finish editing a post, even if that post didn't raise a "too lengthy" flag. Could this also be relevant to the issue in the question?
    – Jamal
    Apr 26, 2015 at 5:17
  • Oh, wait. Someone above already commented about it. Well then, at least you know it's not just him. ;-)
    – Jamal
    Apr 26, 2015 at 5:18
  • @Jamal if you submitted a post, saw an alert, and the app crashed, it was definitely this issue. Apr 26, 2015 at 5:19
  • @BrianNickel Maybe status-inprogress is required here until Apple releases it? Maybe an email to their reviewers indicating its a critical fix will expedite processing? Apr 26, 2015 at 11:05
  • @ThomasW. The closest tag we have to that is status-planned. status-complete just means that work has completed and will be shipped. Apr 26, 2015 at 13:55
  • @BrianNickel Mmmm... well then that's a tricky situation, because to the end user it looks like nothing has been completed. But meh. Apr 26, 2015 at 14:56
  • @ThomasW. Good news. It's in the store now. Apr 26, 2015 at 23:23
  • @BrianNickel That's EXCELLENT news. Thanks for keeping us updated on that. Apr 27, 2015 at 1:30

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