I use a lot of apps and I hit random bugs that frustrate me and I usually ignore because they’re not obvious or easily reproduced.
On occasion, I hit one that just makes me shake my head, a “how could they possibly screw this one up!” moment.
Redfin has one of those. I figure this can be the first in an occasional series.
Here’s how you can reproduce the Redfin bug (iOS app on iPad running 9.3.2 tested).
- Launch Redfin
- Tap “My Redfin”
- Tap “Shared Favorites”
- Tap in the email field
- Switch to another app
- Switch back to Redfin
The entry field is missing and you can’t do anything with the app except force quit it.
(Force quit by double-pressing the Home button and swiping up on Redfin.)
Bugs happen. The question is, how does a bug like this happen? What is the app doing that switching out and back breaks it?