We are all aware of the recent fix regarding a bug in projects where JSON keys or files were unnecessarily increased and caused bugs like slow editors, loads. Thanks to MR.GAM3R and Thinbuffalo for clearing this up with an auto-removal when you dismiss the project, however I have evidence that it is also effecting the app itself.
I have had hopscotch for 1 month (on this iPad Air 2) and it already contains 1.015 GB. This is a drastic increase, and rather concerning. Due to a huge increase, the cup is full and cannot hold anything more. My recent bug reports are all related to this phenomena.
My activity stopped working on this iPad. I can’t open projects on this iPad. Lots of code isn’t working on this iPad, like a looped set text displaying a ever growing value. I think hopscotch is automising a way to limit an increase in bytes, so lots has stopped working.
Every day I see many individual bug reports with hops’ projects not working, drafts keep loading, activity is buggy. Hops including myself complain about activity - intact it stopped 3 days ago. This disaster could be in relation to this. There is a current detour which is hopefully a sufficient method to control your app, which is deleting & reinstalling - but many hops wouldn’t know this. Doing this may just make it easier to manage individual bugs. I just deleted & redownloaded the app and now it’s on 65 MB. Projects open, Not laggy, activity works. But many hops may be experiencing this bug and don’t know the solution.
As of proof towards individual bugs being fixed:
I recently opened a topic saying that no projects would open for me.
Maybe not poor code but definitely a similar way to the previous bug
@Dylan329 was recently complaining about his hopscotch app having way to many GB (like 5.5 GB) and then:
(Referring to his activity)
When you are in hopscotch’s front menu (like featured or something) I was wondering if it was possible for an auto-clearance of the increased JSON files. Proceeding with such may be the solution to many bugs that are present, and could furthermore improve the quality of hopscotch and decrease the quantity of bugs reported on the forum.
So, JSON knowledgeables:
Has your activity stopped? And do you think if THT proceeded with the idea of cleaning out unnecessary JSON files when basic things are done on the app like a project published or opened - the increase in files could be removed (like in projects) giving a much better performance in the app?
And before I deleted and redownloaded the app it was slow glitchy and slow. Now it’s much better. So my point is that this process of auto-removal of JSON files can do all this and we don’t need to delete & redownload. Many hops wouldn’t even know how to get around this phenomena.
Just want to point out a bug with activity that it only refreshes when you delete & redownload the app.