Numerous iOS apps are having issues launching proper now, based on a number of experiences on Twitter and crowdsourced person reports on Downdetector. The problems appear to have began round 6:30PM ET, and Spotify, TikTok, Pinterest, Tinder, and extra seem like affected, based on Downdetector.
The difficulty is attributable to an obvious drawback with a Fb software program growth equipment (SDK) software that’s used to energy sign-in options for lots of the apps, as many builders have reported issues with the SDK on this thread on GitHub. It additionally appears that you simply don’t should be logging into the apps by way of Fb to be affected by these crashes. A supply with information of the state of affairs advised The Verge that Fb has disabled a server configuration replace that triggered their SDK to trigger apps internet hosting it to crash.
Apple and Fb haven’t replied to a request for remark.