Avoiding the Crash

Snapchat crash is an eye-opener. One crash and it’s all over the net. Users’ comments, influencers playing quack doctors, social media watchdogs yapping and all the chaos one could ever wonder can give app developers sleepless nights. Most of the age groups have zero tolerance towards the glitch-ridden app; especially the one that crashes. And if an app’s performance is substandard, then a customer has no compunction on getting rid of it from his/her phone to move onto another one. Whether the audience is consumers or an enterprise crowd, a disappointing app is the surest way of being locked out of their preferences. So, it’s essential to run a few procedures amongst many to keep the app serving a glitch-free ride.

Testing is an ongoing process: Keep testing the app across specific devices and industry-specific operating systems. This helps in mapping areas where the app may malfunction and maintain the performance.

Keep the UI Thread at ease: A UI thread is a very delicate one. The app’s responsiveness is related to the availability of the UI thread to process work. Hence the UI thread needs to be relieved of the overload with any context switching. Offload work to background threads to maintain a consistent flow of the UI that’ll keep the app responsive to a user’s touch.

Over-engineering can cause a crash: Keeping the app as simple as possible, can do a lot good. Stripping the app off the unnecessary widget can ensure a seamless process and resonates with the audience

Network management: Apps largely depend on network access. A bad network or network fluctuation can become of the reasons for an app to crash. When the network fluctuates, the app hangs, and the flow of data stops making the app partially responsive. Constant fluctuations can lead to a crash. One good way to handle a network problem is to keep the user informed about the connectivity break.

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