App hanging on startup network calls when run via Appium

I’m writing automation tests for my app with Appium and I’m running into an issue where my app needs to make a few network calls before showing the initial screen and it shows a spinner during this process.

When I run the app on the simulator manually this is no problem. However, when an appium script is executing the spinner never ends and Appium times out. I’m not very familiar with how Appium works, so I don’t know what about Appium could be interfering with my app in this way. Any help would be appreciated.

Edit: if it helps it appears as though this issue is only occurring on iOS8, and everything works fine on iOS7

Is app response at this point?

No, I’m still having this issue on iOS8

Do you see any big log entires in your device logs?