This update was released yesterday, and has proved to be much more stable than the two earlier builds (01092012 and 30082012).
To download: refer to download archive
To update: quit Wazapp, run new build installer. Do not delete anything. Reboot phone to see the cool new message notification icon.
Note: sending pictures with Wazapp requires that you take them with the Camera app first. You cannot launch the camera from within Wazapp, I have confirmed this part. The final release will offer the option of either using a picture from gallery or camera, but not now.
I ran into issues after a day of use, when I quit the app, and restarted it. The app could not start up successfully after that – it would load, get into the conversation window, try to connect, then crash. Quitting did not help, rebooting did not help either.
This phenomenon was also observed by Gregg Thomas (@Gregg_Swd on Twitter):
@knobtviker commented that having more than 100 WhatsApp contacts seems to be causing issues:
This is not a confirmed fact, but we should get a clearer picture with increased feedback.
Debugging this required that I use developer mode, so for those who are new to this gig like me, here’s how you enable developer mode on the N9.
Wait for phone reboot to complete, start up Terminal and enter this command:
This logs all output from the Wazapp process into a file named
output.txt, in an easily accessible location when connecting to the computer via USB.
(The pipe process surprisingly took a while to figure out, because neither
tee worked – so much for my familiarity with Linux. Busybox wins. And I hate not being able to repeat my last command.)
The log is a little verbose, but it ended with this:
file:///opt/waxmppplugin/bin/wazapp/UI/Conversations/SendVideo.qml:82:13: QML Image: Cannot open: file:///home/user/.thumbnails/grid/6b1fd373ea18eb31085b594e1e838378.jpeg
file:///opt/waxmppplugin/bin/wazapp/UI/Conversations/SendVideo.qml:82:13: QML Image: Cannot open: file:///home/user/.thumbnails/grid/96a2374a83dc60b1e1d762071ddbb37f.jpeg
To fix: Easy solution – delete the .db file in
/home/user/.wazapp/ and restart the app.
I’m not 100% sure what this issue is about, but based on the logs and my usage it’s likely related to picture sharing. The fix is relatively simple, and things should work if you’re not too fussy about losing your history and having to sync contacts every now and then.
Other reported problems:
Jayanand has checked in with the following scenarios that cause Wazapp crashes.
- Pressing emoticon button when typing in landscape mode
- Tapping download button on a received image
- App starting up, going online and then crashes. Number of open conversations (12), messages not being sent to contacts
If anyone else has problems with the above, it would be really helpful if you could drop a comment.