If you have had issues launching the Windows Central app starting this afternoon, you're not alone. A rare coding issue that we had not seen before reared its head, causing widespread issues for PC and Mobile devices.
Build 35 of the app is now live in the Store and fixes the issue, so you can go and grab that now to get back to your regularly scheduled program.
The good news is that this coming week we have a substantial update readying for release. The next update will include the long-awaited 'deep linking to comment notification replies' and some other modest tweaks.
Stay tuned and sorry the half of day of app inconvenience!