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| July 29, 2013
Buffer For iOS Updated With Custom Scheduling ... And A Crashing Bug?
Buffer for iOS has just received an update that makes for better scheduling of social media posts. If it would only stop crashing, that is. Buffer is a popular app that acts as a "buffer" for updates on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and App.net. With the app, you can easily schedule updates for later so that, say, you don't end up spamming your friends and followers with one update after another and another and another … Well, you get the point. And now, with its latest update, scheduling is made easier with the addition of support for Buffer's new Custom Scheduling feature, which lets you set the exact posting time and date for an update. Also added by the update is support for changing schedules right from the app. [caption id="attachment_445745" align="aligncenter" width="270"] Buffer[/caption] That's all well and good, but, as I've mentioned, the app appears to have caught a crashing bug following this new update. Every time I attempt to add an update or set a posting time, the app just crashes. At first, I thought the bug occurs only on iOS 7, whose beta I am currently running on my iPhone. But after installing the new Buffer update on a device running iOS 6, I've confirmed that the apparent bug is indeed an issue. So, I suggest that you skip this update, which, by the way, also adds the ability to swipe updates to reveal such options as Delete, Post Now, and Move to Top. Designed for iPhone and iPod touch, Buffer is available in the App Store for free. For more information on the app, check out our original article about Buffer, which was published shortly after the app's launch in December 2011. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]