LDS Music (Android) crashing at startup

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LDS Music (Android) crashing at startup

Postby tysonjg » Sun May 15, 2016 11:09 am

I believe this may be connected to my recent upgrade to Android 6.0.1.

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Re: LDS Music (Android) crashing at startup

Postby russellhltn » Sun May 15, 2016 12:11 pm

You may want to try un-install and re-install. Sometimes in-place upgrades don't work well. The app may do things differently if it senses it's being installed on 6.
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: LDS Music (Android) crashing at startup

Postby tysonjg » Sun May 15, 2016 1:24 pm

russellhltn wrote:You may want to try un-install and re-install. Sometimes in-place upgrades don't work well. The app may do things differently if it senses it's being installed on 6.


Thanks for the suggestion. I just uninstalled and reinstalled and found the same crashing behavior persists. Now that I'm at home, I dug into it a little further: it looks like getNewestCatalogVersion() is throwing a null pointer exception (ldsmusic.api.sync) I've attached the stack trace for the dev team.

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Re: LDS Music (Android) crashing at startup

Postby lmcguire » Sun May 15, 2016 5:18 pm

I'm also getting this error, and have not upgraded the OS (Android 5.0). LDS Music version is 1.1.0. Have power-cycled the phone, but it still does it. My tablet (Android 4.4.2) also does it. I think the latest update has something broken. I did send a crash report.

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Re: LDS Music (Android) crashing at startup

Postby lajackson » Sun May 15, 2016 8:26 pm

lmcguire wrote:I did send a crash report.

As did I this morning. Android 5.0.1. LDS Music 1.1.0. I don't remember seeing a new version of LDS Music come doen recently. I must have been sleeping.

I actually had to use a piano to pitch a hymn at Church today.

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Re: LDS Music (Android) crashing at startup

Postby lmcguire » Mon May 16, 2016 5:47 am

lajackson wrote:I actually had to use a piano to pitch a hymn at Church today.


A piano?! :shock:
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Re: LDS Music (Android) crashing at startup

Postby gshort » Mon May 16, 2016 6:58 am

I had the same behavior, that I just noticed yesterday on my Moto X. I tried to fix by reinstalling the app, and cycling my phone. Problem persists.

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Re: LDS Music (Android) crashing at startup

Postby nmecantwin73 » Mon May 16, 2016 8:03 am

After experiencing the same thing, uninstalling and reinstalling, I looked at the Reviews for this app in Google Play and it appears to be a widespread issue. https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... s.ldsmusic

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Re: LDS Music (Android) crashing at startup

Postby tysonjg » Mon May 16, 2016 6:22 pm

Does anyone know who maintains the LDS Music App? I always assumed the church employed professional developers for their apps, but perhaps they utilize more of a volunteer model? If it is volunteer driven, how do I get access to the source and commit rights to fix the bug? Usually null pointer exceptions are easy to track down and fix (especially when they're readily reproducible). Even if the fix isn't trivial, someone should roll back the breaking changes and republish a version that works until a proper fix is in place and tested.

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Re: LDS Music (Android) crashing at startup

Postby eblood66 » Mon May 16, 2016 7:33 pm

tysonjg wrote:I always assumed the church employed professional developers for their apps, but perhaps they utilize more of a volunteer model?

Most of the app projects are a mix of some employee resources and some volunteer. You can join the LDS Music Android project by visiting the project page: https://tech.lds.org/projects?controlle ... jectid=116


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