Users worldwide have reported that various apps including Spotify, Tinder, PUBG and Call Of Duty: Mobile are crashing on iOS devices. Some have pointed the blame to Facebook as most of the crashes occurred when attempting to sign in these apps via their Facebook accounts.
Early reports suggest that the root of the problem is the social media platform’s software development kit (SDK), which many third party applications are using to manage user logins. A very recent thread posted in GitHub revealed that numerous developers had reported with their apps and pinned the blame to Facebook as well.
Meanwhile, those who’ve signed in to these applications via other means did not experience the crash. Android users also shared that no such issue was present when accessing the same apps on the Google platform.
Is anyone else having issues opening…any apps on iPhone? pic.twitter.com/JjEkkojVWa
— Rosie Percy (@rosiepercy) July 10, 2020
After the widespread reports of the error, Facebook would later acknowledge that it was indeed its software that caused the problem on Apple devices. “We are aware and investigating an increase in errors on the iOS SDK which is causing some apps to crash,” the company stated via their developer platform.
Good news! Everything is good to go and looking happy. Still having issues? Give @SpotifyCares a tweet.
— Spotify Status (@SpotifyStatus) July 10, 2020
At the current time of writing this article, numerous users and developers have reported that some of the applications are no longer crashing. According to the current Facebook developer report, the team stated that the number of issues have begun to recede but they will still monitor the situation until it is completely resolved.