A number of popular apps including TikTok, Tinder, Spotify, and Pinterest are crashing on iOS devices. The cause of the problem is not yet known but early reports suggest it's because of an issue involving Facebook's SDK, which apps use to manage logins.
Facebook acknowledged on its developer platform this morning that its software was causing problems. “We are aware and investigating an increase in errors on the iOS SDK which is causing some apps to crash,” said the firm. In a GitHub thread posted around 7AM ET, numerous developers reported problems with their apps and blamed Facebook, too.
… the root of the issue is that Facebook encourages developers to integrate its log-in services into their apps by offering them valuable insights about app usage and advertising in return.
… This is just mind-blowing!