Mobile apps made its presence in all areas right from education to shopping. As a result, the expectations of the users have been raised, making them impatient towards any problematic app. If the app fails to satisfy the user expectations of quick load, the user tends to uninstall the app or switch to an alternative.
Factors including network strength, app complexity, app design, app testing and peak usage affect the performance of an app.
In this post, we will examine the ways to overcome those poor performance issues and thereby enhancing its performance.
Load Data as Needed:
A mobile app requires a large amount of data to be loaded for proper functioning. But, the users are not ready to wait for long to view the parts of the app. Fetching whole data instead of the needed amount will be ineffective. In such a situation, Splitting up the assemblies will help accomplish this. If possible, the data can be pre-load/pre-fetch, so that when the data is needed, the user doesn’t have to wait.
Network connections might drop while using the app during travelling situations. In such situations, it is crucial delivering an impressive service since users are not bounded to the same place. An offline app mode can be offered where their data remains saved for a while even when the connection is lost. When the network connection drops while the user is in the middle of completing an action, an option of “save the data for later” can be made so they can resume the activity once the connection has been re-established.
Features – Less is more:
Users prefer a faster and functional app over the one which has a lot of features but is slow. To entice the users, it is not required to offer a large number of features in the app. If the app’s performance is getting compromised when including multiple features, it is better to have a few crucial ones.
Frequent software updates:
New releases receive more attention from developers and the user community. The recent updates will be more compatible and higher-performing than older releases. Also, the components are chosen based on their reputation for stability and performance. We can take advantage of tuning optimizations, bug fixes, and security alerts when stayed on top of software updates. So choosing the latest and high-quality components (software/tools) boosts the app performance effectively.
Clean coding and Right monitoring tools:
Using the latest crash monitoring and profiling tools is also an essential method to improve the speed of your web app or mobile app on a long-run. The mobile app development companies can use different tools to track and improve their app’s performance, like Neumob Accelerator, Xcode and TraceView.
Clean coding makes the app flow easy and smooth, which ultimately improves the app speed and performance. To ensure that the app runs perfectly, the following aspects are considered,
- Minimizing power consumption.
- Avoiding irrelevant resource consumption
- Optimizing security requirements and permissions
Mobile app performance directly affects user retention rate, ratings, number of downloads, conversions, and ultimately, revenue. Creating a high-quality app that meets or exceeds user performance expectations will make the users to use it over and over again, elevating their perception of your brand and strengthening the relationship they have with it.