Facebook application crash prevents access to apps like Timehop ​​and Joytunes

A bug in the Facebook Development Kit has caused a big headache for several developers. According to reports, the problem started late this Friday (28), and caused several apps using the login option using the Facebook account , such as Timehop, Joytunes, Simply Piano and Moment GIFs, to stop work whenever the user tried to access some sharing function with Facebook - or even could not even open the app.

The bug, which was first reported on Facebook's developer forum by developer Ryan Layne, is a huge problem for developers of these apps because by preventing users from accessing (or crashing while they are using the app) this bug not only does with these developers losing some of their monthly revenue (obtained through the advertising of ads within those applications), but they also run the risk of many users uninstalling these apps from their cell phones because they think they are defective programs.

This bug is also a big problem for Facebook itself, as the social network also needs these apps to keep its users - if you use your Facebook account to sign in to several other apps, the chances of you resolving to delete your account in the social network are greatly reduced. If the company can not find a quick fix to this issue, developers can switch their applications by highlighting other access modes, suggesting that users use other forms of login, such as using the Google account. And that's the kind of thump that Facebook does not need, as it would further impact public confidence on the social network - which is still suffering from the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

The situation also shows the problems of centralizing the entire internet in just a few services, such as Facebook and Google . This is not the first problem of the kind in which a glitch in one of the internet giants knocks down a number of smaller companies: earlier this month a problem with Google Cloud servers prevented users from accessing Snapchat and Discord, which in theory have nothing to do with Google.


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