Android ANR (App not responding | Jacque was right :-)

Mark Waddingham mark at
Fri Sep 15 06:14:19 EDT 2023

On 2023-09-14 18:49, Klaus major-k via use-livecode wrote:
> But I'm using a Mac and it looks like that tool is not available here 
> in the SDK tools folder.
> Maybe available somewhere in "Android Studio".
> And my problem NEVER happened when I'm at home, only during band 
> rehearsals and gigs! :-D

So this is perhaps the most useful observation...

This could suggest there is a either a difference in usage, or 
environment between the two places. e.g.

   - is the app used more / for longer at gigs compared to home?
   - how is the tablet powered at home vs at gigs?
   - how does the tablet connect to the internet at home vs at gigs? 
(even if the app does not use the internet, lots of background stuff on 
Android *does*)
   - when the problem happens is there anything specific you can think of 
in common with what you were doing / the app was doing / the device was 
doing just before? (e.g. does it happen just after the device has gone 
to sleep).

The fact it is 'hanging' suggests there is something (on startup?) which 
is failing and causing an infinite loop.

Is there anything in the startup code for the app which waits for 
something to happen? e.g. an network request, something to initialize 

Warmest Regards,


P.S. If you send your app's source to support at with a rough 
outline of where to look for startup code etc. then Panos and I can take 
a quick look and see if we can see anything which may be causing your 

Mark Waddingham ~ mark at ~
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