How do I debug iOS app crashes?

J. Landman Gay jacque at
Mon Dec 19 11:46:51 EST 2011

On 12/18/11 11:51 PM, Bill Vlahos wrote:

> Unfortunately it doesn't help as the app just crashes and quits
> without displaying the error.

A crash usually doesn't throw an error, the engine just seizes up and 
immediately quits. You can sometimes get a clue by looking at the crash 
log, though they're usually gibberish to the uninitiated. But sometimes 
one of the top lines will at least tell you what was trying to happen 
when the crash occurred and you might be able to figure out what handler 
was running.

Crashes should be reported in the QCC. The engine may not like what 
you're trying to do, but it should always exit gracefully and it needs 
to be fixed. Include the crash log in your report. You can find the 
crash log in the Console app on Mac.

Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at
HyperActive Software           |

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