Android Opal Travel app users download ‘Leaks’ after TfNSW snafu – Software

Transport for NSW rushed out an update to its Opal Journey application this 7 days soon after unintentionally delivery a previous edition with a dev resource referred to as Leaks that appeared as a individual application on users’ Android devices.

People reported viewing Leaks – or LeakCanary – on their Android devices previously this 7 days soon after downloading TfNSW’s previous update to the Opal Journey application, which was launched final Friday.

LeakCanary is an open resource “memory leak detection library” applied by application developers to hunt down the bring about of memory leaks and minimize crashes when building Android applications.

A screenshot from a consumer showed a Leaks application tile – which takes advantage of a lifeless yellow bird as its icon – installed on their smartphone as a “dev extension for Opal Travel”.

People reported that uninstalling Leaks resulted in the Opal Journey application disappearing from their devices as effectively.

A TfNSW spokesperson reported the agency was knowledgeable of the presence of the Leaks application on some users’ devices, and experienced now launched an up to date edition of its application to resolve the issue.

iTnews understands the update was launched on Tuesday this 7 days, leaving a 4-working day window the place people could have downloaded the update that contained Leaks.

“The Android edition was launched with some developer code meant for inner purposes,” the spokesperson reported.

“Some of our Android clients have reported viewing what appears to be an further application referred to as ‘LeakCanary or Leaks’ on their phone.

“We apologise for any confusion caused. An up to date edition of the application is now offered which will eliminate Leaks or Leak Canary.”

TfNSW would not say on how numerous people ran the update just before the challenge was mounted, but there are more than a hundred thirty reviews on the Google Participate in Retail store mentioning Leaks.