Home >News >World >Outages in smartphone apps appear linked to Facebook bug
Facebook symbol is seen on a motherboard in this picture illustration (Photo: Reuters) (REUTERS)
Facebook symbol is seen on a motherboard in this picture illustration (Photo: Reuters) (REUTERS)

Outages in smartphone apps appear linked to Facebook bug

A rise in problems for a number of applications, including Spotify, Pinterest, Waze and The New York Times were reported on Friday due to an apparent bug in Facebook's systems

Popular smartphone apps including Spotify and Pinterest suffered outages on Friday due to an apparent bug in Facebook's systems.

"We are aware and investigating an increase in errors on the iOS SDK which is causing some apps to crash," Facebook posted on its developer site.

App users began reporting early Friday morning on Twitter that they were unable to open Spotify and other sites.

The site Downdetector, which monitors for internet problems in real time, showed a rise in problems for a number of applications, including Spotify, Pinterest, Waze and The New York Times.

It reported a major spike in problems around 1030 GMT and declining at around 1300 GMT.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text.

Subscribe to Mint Newsletters
* Enter a valid email
* Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter.

Click here to read the Mint ePapermint is now on Telegram. Join mint channel in your Telegram and stay updated

Close
×
My Reads Redeem a Gift Card Logout