The joys of beta testing…
I was thrilled to receive an e-mail regarding my participation in the Android app beta program earlier today, and installed the app immediately (of course).
To get things started, there’s an issue on the Verizon HTC Thunderbolt 4G running (in my case) the most recent patched release (non-rooted) of stock Android 2.2.1 from HTC/Verizon with HTC Sense v2.00.
This issue also exists on the Verizon HTC Droid Incredible running (in my case) the most recent patched release (rooted) of stock Android 2.2 from HTC/Verizon with HTC Sense v1.00.
On either device (with the phone held upright), the app will open, show the FlightAware logo screen for roughly 2-3 seconds, and then die. No force-close message or anything - it just quits and dumps me back to whatever screen I was on when I launched the app.
*** Message edited to remove previous speculation at to the source of this problem ***
After a few minutes, I figured this one out. The app seems to open smoothly when the Thunderbolt or Incredible are held sideways in landscape view. The app will not open on either device when the device is held upright in the standard fashion. You can, however, open the app sideways and then turn the phone upright and continue to use the app.
Landscape-view screen capture from my Thunderbolt linked below - which also shows the weird data block information that appears when clicking on a flight on the standard blue background map (see other thread for more information on this).
I have exported the log information from each device through the ADB Dalvik Debug Monitor and will be attaching these files in an e-mail message to the address provided in the beta notification message I received earlier today. Hopefully, this will give them something to go by when figuring out why these devices are dying when attempting to open the app with the phones in an upright direction. There are quite a few error lines listed in these logs, so they’ll have plenty to look at.