No more crash and burn: how to ensure your app’s stability?

Every smartphone owner uses at least one or two apps, including me. When an app behaves unexpectedly, freezes or doesn’t perform its functions properly, we are more than ready to uninstall it. Well, this is a huge headache for developers. They are always ready to identify the causes of instability and solve them. After all, disappointed users mean the failure of your app. 

In today’s article we’re going to discuss how you can prevent your app from crashing and meeting the bitter end. But first, let’s go through these brief reads about technology that will rule software development in 2022 and how reengineering can free you from legacy software.

Journey Toward Stability

Yu can gain stability for your app by committing to solve the issues that occur by following the steps below. 

Continuous Monitoring

Imagine you have an app and you learn that your users have uninstalled it because apparently it was infested with bugs. You acknowledge it and make an apology. But things don’t end there. Now you have to work on retaining the users you are left with and attracting more users and possibly the ones that left. 

To maintain your credibility what you should do is screen your app for bugs, clean it and fix the issues it might have so that the users don’t have anything to complain about. You can easily do that as you monitor the internet information system. You’ll find all the errors that are making your app lose value with the users. 

Managing the Memory

Limited memory is among the primary reasons why your app fails. Not all of your users have high quality gadgets so your app must be able to compensate for that and be able to perform its functions none the less. To improve the memory of your app, check the areas of the app that are taking up the most space. 

Now analyze whether your app really needs those data structures. If not then remove them. Also make sure that you organize the network requests that you receive. They should be small so that they don’t end up consuming the precious app memory. If you can’t find anything useless in your app, then start prioritizing. Remove the features that aren’t used a lot and hence don’t bring you value. 

Better User Experience

The fate of your app mostly depends on the experience of the user. No matter how useful your app is if it’s not user-friendly, it’ll be abandoned. To avoid that, ensure prompt responses and take the feedback of user in strict consideration. If the users thinks that their response is taken seriously, they might stick around. 

The operating system will declare your app as unresponsive if it lacks UI threads. This will cause ANR (app not responding) crash. To maintain the consistency of your app, try transferring the heavy tasks to background threads. But be careful not to overdo this. The key here is balance. 

Device Compatibility

Your users will install your app on all kinds of devices. You’d want to make sure that your app works and is compatible with as many devices as possible. Because every user is precious to you and you shouldn’t lose any of them. So, test your app on as many devices as possible. 

Don’t worry too much if the app is not compatible with some of them because technically it’s just not possible, some devices are just not made to work with your app. 

Functioning With Poor Network

Many developers test their apps on strong internet connection. This is something that not all users have. That’s why your app may fail when launched, because it crashes with poor internet connection. Testing the app in slow internet connection reveals problem areas to you early. This way you can improve the functionality of the app. 

Final Words

Countless apps are made everyday but only few succeed and maintain their place in the market. The nightmare of the developer is uninstallation of the app by the user. To prevent the crashing of your app follow the steps we enlisted in this article and keep the user feedback in consideration.