Forum Question: Word Spell Sluggish Response

Recently, the Word Spell game seems to have had the touch response go south. Previously, you could zip through the letters. Now, on two iPhones I’ve been using, you have to press-and-hold in order to get the game to respond to the tap. This slows down game play considerably. This happened sporadically before but was usually a sign that the iPhone needed to be rebooted. Now, it’s constantly there. Has something been changed in the programming of the game? If not, what could be running on my iPhone such that Word Spell and only Word Spell is having sluggish response?

— Brian P. Evans

Comments: 6 Responses to “Word Spell Sluggish Response”

    8/13/10 @ 6:36 am

    Are you referring to the Word Spell game that you play in the browser? Or the App you pay for and download?
    I’ll assume the browser version.
    No changes to the code of that game on this end.
    Which version of the iPhone do you have?

      Brian P. Evans
      8/29/10 @ 12:24 pm

      Yes, I’m playing the online version. I’ve played the game on iPhone 2, 3GS, and 4. I didn’t think there was any change in the code for the online game, but the MacMost games are the only thing that seem to be having this trouble. This isn’t so much of a problem with the Sudoku game, but the entire point of Word Spell is speed. Might the addition of the ad banner across the top have done something to the response?

        8/29/10 @ 3:24 pm

        That is possible, but I’ve tested it myself and I see no slow-down with the new banners. Those new banners are optimized for the iPhone, whereas the old ones were meant for computers and would be more likely to cause a slow-down.

          Brian P. Evans
          9/1/10 @ 11:25 am

          I’ve tried it on a friend’s iPhone, and I’m not seeing any sluggish response, so clearly it is something that got installed on my iPhone that’s causing it. Hmmm…what could cause the processor to hang in Safari? And only on this website?

    Brian P. Evans
    9/1/10 @ 11:39 am

    OK…so I reset my iPhone settings and that seemed to fix it. I hate it when the answer is “sunspots.” Thanks for being a second pair of eyes to let me know that nothing in the program had changed.

      9/1/10 @ 12:22 pm

      Well, it was probably something that accumulated on your iPhone — cache or cookies or autofill data, etc. Hard to say, but it definitely wasn’t sunspots :)

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