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Tweetcaster has started eating my battery

Hi guys,

Since upgrading my Samsung Galaxy SII to Ice Cream Sandwich I've noticed that my battery life is considerably worse. I think I've narrowed the cause down to Tweetcaster and, possibly, the ads that it sometimes runs. When I run Tweetcaster and then look at Task Manager I see CPU usage for Tweetcaster running at between 50% and 100% when Tweetcaster is just sitting idle. At other times it doesn't use any CPU at all. All I can think is it depends on what ads it's displaying (although this is pure speculation).

Has anyone else seen similar?

The fact that I've just upgraded the phone to Ice Cream Sandwich may or may not be relevant but thought I'd mention it just incase.

 

Today, when I go into Settings -> Battery it shows:

  • Tweetcaster - 58%
  • Screen - 21%
  • Android OS - 11%
  • Android System - 3%

 

And I haven't been using Tweetcaster much today.

 

Thanks,

 

Ian.

 

EDIT: Just to add, I've already tried re-installing Tweetcaster after upgrading to Ice Cream Sandwich

Ian Francis`

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I have the same phone and also noticed that TweetCaster is using a lot of battery after the upgrade to ICS. Very often it is the app on the top of the list of battery usage. 

Gerrit Til 0 votes
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I have the same problem since the upgrade to ICS 403 on my SG 2.

Klein Hervé 0 votes
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Update to issue: Project management is aware of this and has been investigating a solution for this on an upcoming upgrade. As of right now I do not have a set ETA but the issue will be resolved soon. For now, please feel free to go into TweetCaster > hit your menu button/option on your device > more > Refresh All. This should assist with bringing down the usage. If it doesn't, for any reason, please feel free to go back into TweetCaster > hit your menu button/option on your device > more > settings > system > clear cache. 

Thanks,

Matt L. 0 votes
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I'm still seeing this issue constantly, it happens every day.

When will Tweetcaster be fixed? Two months doesn't seem like "resolved soon" to me...

Andrew Hastings 0 votes
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Sept. 29th and I also have this problem...

Any news?

Juan D. Hidalgo 0 votes
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Samsung Galaxy s2 on ics, i see the same behavior constantly. Only killing task will drop down cpu usage. Tweetcaster is unusable in it's current state.

Nicklas Nyman 0 votes
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Same problem here on a HTC inspire.  One to many times a day I have to kill tweetcaster with a watchdog app.  I love the app, it'd be PERFECT with just a few tweaks... but I can' t trust running it because if I'm not glued to my phone it will go nuts and kill my system.

Brian Snyder 0 votes
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