Surprise, Surprise

Lukas Mathis on Goo Gun, his just-released first game for the iPhone:

Turns out the person who had the crash had a jailbroken phone that hadn’t been restarted in a while. Restarting solved the problem, but the other issue is the jailbreak. Jailbroken iPhones tend to have less available memory, probably mainly due to background processes that some non-Apple-approved apps can create.

Any iPhone developer who offers customer support for jailbreak users is nuts. But the flip side, of course, is that jailbreak users expect everything to magically just work and will blame legit apps, rather than the hacks they’re running, for crashes.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009