mwalsh wrote:Mine has been great since the "Big Fix" (whatever that happened to be...and as an IT guy I'd still kinda like to know).
A bit longer to log into the app than I'd perhaps like, but super-snappy responses to given commands.
Same here. It's worked as well as it ever has in the 3 months I've had the car (oooh, I wish I could step into a time machine and give myself my 2011 LEAF back in 2011! Haha...).
But that in and of itself means that it's sub-par performance. The app's still slightly rough around the edges. A big, persistent, and "in the nature of the app" bug (so it should be observed by every other user as well) still persists. Multitasking kills this app. On most Android phones and the iPhone, they multitask by keeping background apps in memory unless the phone's resources are needed for other things. So when I've used the LEAF app recently, it'll show me a "good to go" app when I haven't done enough else on my phone to push LEAF out of memory. So when I go back to the app and it hasn't closed an hour or two later, it still thinks I'm logged in until I hit a button like "refresh" or "start CC". So if I fire up my phone and the LEAF app once, it loads with the proper "Nissan"... "Verifying user information"... "What do you want to do?" program flow. But if I then click off my phone, derp around for a few hours, maybe start playing some music on the phone throughout the day (I make full use of the LEAF's Bluetooth stereo!), then go back to the app, then not enough had been done yet to "clear" LEAF out of memory. LEAF opens back up to the same page I was at, and doesn't realize the login has timed out already. So I actually *have* to do something to trigger its "Session timed out, please login again" error.
Honestly, that ^ behavior should have been caught during beta testing in my opinion.
Additionally, the longest the whole request should take is the amount of time the app takes to "send request". Instead, it takes a few seconds to "send request" and then 10-30 seconds to actually get the job done. Those delays - the login timeout problem, the "sending request", and the time it takes to process the request, move the app out of "something I would subconsciously do as I'm considering leaving" into "well, I need to plan around this task and I'll just skip it if it's not important"... it really needs to respond quicker overall in my opinion.
Make it respond on the scale of quickness
as in this commercial, and I will have no qualms: http://youtu.be/ZFrvxjjrdVo
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