This thread is for any issues you are having with the Giantbomb iPhone app.This way we avoid a bajillion threads about individual problems.
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Hey Sweep, good idea! ;-)
Never mind about the no pictures thing because they seem to be working now. It must have been the connection I was on this morning but now that Im on a stable connection the pictures are there.
" I have a 32 GB iPhone 3gs. It appears the Reviews are a month off. I am only seeing June 7th - 10th releases, and when i go to load more, it crashes harder than a comedy skit on SNL. "Sorry to go off topic, but this is the best first post I've ever read. I wonder if we joined the site because of the app. Did you code?
First off i just wanna say I'm loving the app. But onto the issue, i've noticed the videos are playing on Low/Normal quality when i'm in both 3G/WIFI. Is it just me or is it the way it is? is it possible to watch the videos in HQ? If not please considering this a request. I've 8Mbit wifi connectiong, and consistent 3G with 6-8 Mbit, I'd love to watch the video in HQ.
Hey guys, not really a bug report, but I didn't see a comments/requests thread anywhere for the app.
I want to put in a request for the first patch. Could you add email/Facebook/Twitter linking to the app? I (now) read Giantbomb on the go quite a bit and I love sharing your stories and videos, so making it easy to spread the love while being mobile would be great.
" Hey guys, not really a bug report, but I didn't see a comments/requests thread anywhere for the app. I want to put in a request for the first patch. Could you add email/Facebook/Twitter linking to the app? I (now) read Giantbomb on the go quite a bit and I love sharing your stories and videos, so making it easy to spread the love while being mobile would be great. Thanks. "I believe Dave said that the iPhone app will get community updates after a bit of time and if the app sells well. Considering the latter is probably fulfilled, I believe we should give it some time because, considering how long it took for the first version of the app to come out, it is going to take some time for the community update to arrive.
On my iPhone 3GS with 3.1 software the touchscreen gets locked out after a video starts to load, so I've never actually been able to watch anything. I've deleted and reloaded the app onto my iPhone with the same results.
A category for the Endurance run would be nice too. :) That's a big list to scroll through after searching for Persona 4.
I am also having problems with random crashes since late last night. Seems like the same problems as Soong and masprague.
The News feed seems to be working alright, however Releases doesn't seem to work at all and I'll get intermittent crashes with the Videos section.
I'm using an iPhone 3gs running 3.0 and the 1.0.1 version of the Giant Bomb app.
On my iPhone 3GS, firmware 3.0.1, while the site was down a few days ago, I booted up that app to check out the new videos. The app crashed a few seconds after launching. I reinstalled, rebooted, all that jazz. I then went into safari to check the site, and it was down.
I think the app didn't get the normal "YOU ON THE SITE NOW MR. APP" response, and it flipped out and crashed. I know the site doesn't go down that often, but just something to look at.
For the past few days, the news section of the App hasn't updated for me. This is either when I launch the app or click the refresh button. My top story has been "Death Tank Gets Even Deathier Wi..." for days.
Oh, and once that is solved, any chance we can browse through lists in the rotated landscape mode. It would be nice to get more of the title of stories/videos without have the ellipsis at the end.
" I can't open images, zoom in or anything. They are very tiny. The audio keeps playing in the background after playing a video. The loading of the video is terribly slow and sporadic even in 5 bar 3G areas. I would LOVE to be able to comment on posts or reply to the stories. "Pretty much the same for me. My main complaints are not being able to zoom into images, not being able to view stories in landscape mode, and not being able to read/add comments.
issues are primarily video related.
it would be nice if the streaming behaviour was more tolerant of low bandwidth conditions, but i suspect its all hidden behind the Apple API, and not something you guys coded. larger videos also seem to chug/have problems, even on the 3GS. trying to continue a video after the phone autolocks can be a bit hit and miss too.
that said, is the app still being actively worked on or planned for an update? i dont think there been any mention of how well it did... (and that was supposed to be the yardstick for future work).
why not spruce up the UI a little (really digging the new red menu bar on the website), fix a couple more bugs, then release a "game of the year " edition app, might get a boost in sales and expose it to a whole new bunch of new users :o)
I have a small problem with videos sometimes at work. Where if I start watching a video, but can't finish it I will leave it up and put my phone to sleep. Then when I start watching the video again all that was buffered will be gone, and the video will be back a couple minutes from where I stopped. It's not a big deal, just kind of annoying.
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