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07 Jan

The top reasons that make apps crashed

What reasons do lead app-crashes? The blog tries to find the top reasons that make apps crashed on all platforms.

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Apps! We all love them but not when they crash again and again; in the middle of an important course and so on. Nobody wants to see an app to complete 90% of the assigned task, holding us with the hope, and then, all of sudden, crashing in the middle. It just kills, isn’t it?

We now depend heavily on the mobile technology and applications but, the more we rely upon them for both business and individual requirements, the greater we need for their consistency. Though, it does not happen because apps crash regardless of devices and operating systems. Whether you have an iPhone or Android powered smartphones, apps will crash in both. Users of both platforms know it.

Many users complain that apps in their devices crash more than others while some users barely face such an issue. So what’s the reason? What causes it? Are these some defective applications that always crash? Yes, these are. Are some devices responsible to make apps crashed? Yes, these are too. There are multiple of reasons causing apps crashing. Lets us figure out most of them.

The demand and supply rule

Success to an app comes with some disadvantages. One of them is over demand that interrupts supply. If an app is accessed by millions of users simultaneously, and if it uses internet, it is more likely to crash. We often see many popular apps freezing in the middle and not responding the way they used to earlier. This is one big reason causing crash to an application.

No or limited Bandwidth

Many apps always need internet connectivity when launched by users. But if the internet connectivity is reliable enough or there is any sort of interference, then the app will crash. If the bandwidth is limited or user is available in no-single zone, there are chances that these apps will crash until it’s treated to work offline. Many mobile app developers have now spotted that internet connectivity doesn’t remain equal at all locations and that’s why they try to add offline functioning to some features of their application.

Switching Networks

Now most of the devices smartphone come with double SIM slots which allow users to operate to different mobile numbers vial a single device. If users keep on switching from cellular network to Wi-Fi, it can affect the stability of an app. OS cannot do anything for this, but app developers can do. They need to build better code.

Big bugs during the production

Such bugs do not easily accept new features. If they are unable to do that, it may affect other parts of the app and make it crashed.

Badly Optimized front-end

Even native apps can crash if they are poorly optimized for accessing resources. Here developers need to create a strategy that harmonizes both on-screen and device capabilities.

Integration Issues

Many apps crash because the backend does not respond quickly or has been poorly integrated with the frontend. The functioning wants content, but the backend is not available. This may make the app unstable.

Database Issues

If the app generates bad queries or excessive sessions, the performance gets halted. The app may crash or hang.

Cross browser compatibility

Web based apps also crash if the browser in which apps are running is not compatible. While building an app, developers need to test it in all commonly used browsers.

Incompatible device

In case of Android, there are devices that fulfill minimum hardware requirements. But they often crash apps.

Too many apps:

Too many apps may too crash one another.

Memory Management

Mismanaged memory and processing power can also crash apps.

Both iPhone and Android powered phones do crash apps. Developers need to understand the capabilities of platform, because if an app is frequently crashing, users will not wait to uninstall it.

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