Today’s PSA: Be sure to test your apps on OS versions you support (even if your app hasn’t changed)

<< sigh >>.

So a while ago I had a REALLY BAD review on one of my apps. I used up an entire weekend (and a bunch of honey-do credits) debugging scenarios I had to guess at and getting it to work *just right*. I published to the store and YES(!) — the author of that bad review came back and gave it a glowing rebuttal! Only to see my number of crashes for that app continue to climb.

I just figured out why that’s happening: It’s because my daily driver (and therefore test device) is running the latest version of the OS, while the app version that’s failing is for the previous version of the OS. As soon as I fired up that version of the app it became very clear  what the problem was. Unfortunately.

So that means this weekend I’ll be rewriting the app to cover whatever it is that changed in that previous version of the OS.

The take away? Always remember to re-test your app on every version of the OS your support, even if nothing has changed in that version of the app. Doing so would have saved me a lot of hair-pulling and headaches.

<< sigh >>

Today’s PSA: Be sure to test your apps on OS versions you support (even if your app hasn’t changed)

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