This update fixes a critical bug that was causing Foxfly to crash on loading for users who sync their phonebooks with Outlook or Google.
Big thank you to Brandon, Sarvesh and Franklin for reporting this to us and working with us to identify ad solve the problem.
We have been listening to your feedback and are working round the clock to make Foxfly better, faster and stronger. There will be an update out next week sometime that will have more significant optimization updates.
We are always open to your feedback and suggestions. So please feel free to contact us through our customer support on Foxfly or on Twitter or Facebook.
In the meantime, download the update, create a group for you and your friends an start flying!
Tested internal, optimized version today and it’s wicked fast – 30-50% faster load times – should be out on #appstore sometime next weekPosted: February 17, 2011
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Damn Microsoft always causing problems: Problem for Foxfly users who sync iPhones with Outlook fixed! Watch for the updatePosted: February 13, 2011
Some Foxfly users were finding that the app was crashing on launch, and deeper investigation found that the root of the problem was addressbook entries synced from Outlook – damn Microsoft! On launch Foxfly pre-reads your phonebook into memory so that when you want to look up a friend to invite to a group it will load quickly and you can scroll through your contacts smoothly. (Don’t worry we don’t download any of your private information!)
It gets a little geeky from here, so scroll down to the funny comic for a laugh if you want to skip this part. Basically, for users who sync their iPhone phonebooks with Microsoft Outlook, some contacts were synced without labels for the data in the contact. For example if you had a contact profile that looked like this:
First Name: John
Last Name: Smith
The contact synced from Outlook to your iPhone would look like this:
Last Name: Smith
Note the missing “First Name” label. This is technically not supposed to happen but was causing havoc when we tried to read it into memory, causing the app to crash on loading! Thankfully with your help we managed to fix it quickly and uploaded the new version to Apple today.
Keep the bugs coming and thanks for your support and patience!