For iPhone users, Facebook crashing was a regular occurrence – a day just wouldn’t be the same without having to restart the app in order to view your newsfeed.
However, the winds of change have blown, and the engineers of Facebook have managed to squash a major bug causing the app to crash. The company’s engineering blog stated “Several months ago, one of our top crashes on iOS was manifesting itself in Apple's Core Data system, an object-relational mapper into the underlying database (SQLite).
“We were receiving these crashes into our crash report analyser, but it took months to figure out the right angle to approach the problem from. Using Hipal and Scuba to query and aggregate across reports, we found out that the Code Data error code numbers varied across half a dozen different manifestations."
For those of you who aren’t running the back-end of Facebook, it essentially means Facebook will now crash around 50% less than the app had done previously.
Expect an update in the near future to solve this issue and make Facebook on iOS a much better experience. Annoyed of getting a strange feed on Facebook full of older, irrelevant posts? There is a way you can get the most recent posts on your Facebook feed first.