What are the reasons that cause an app crashed? The article tries to locate the top reasons that make apps crashed on all platforms.
Apps! We all love them but not when they crash again and again; in the middle of an important course and so on. Nobody likes an app completing 99% of an assigned task, giving us hope, and then all of sudden, crashing in the middle. It’s really hurting.
We now depend heavily on 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 smartphone, apps will crash on both. Users of both platforms know that.
Many users have complaints that apps on their device crash more than the devices of other users while some users hardly encounter such an issue. So what’s the reason? What causes it? Are these some faulty apps 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 and in this article we will try to figure out most of them.
The demand is interrupting supply
The success has some disadvantages and, it applies on apps too. One big disadvantage of a successful app is growing demand which is interrupting its supply. When millions of users simultaneously access an internet-connected app, there are certain chances that it will crash if it’s not treated to handle that traffic. We often see many popular apps freezing in the middle and not responding the way they used to be 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 isn’t 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 an app 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 of the features of their applications.
Now most of the smartphones come with double SIM slots which allow users to operate two different mobile numbers via a single device. This also lets them switch between internet connections. Users will switch between internet connections if they also have Wi-Fi. Switching between two different internet networks may affect the stability of an app. OS cannot do anything for this, but app developers can do. They need to build better code.
Bugs left during the production
Many bugs left during production do not easily accept new features. It may affect other parts of an app and make it crashed. To avoid any sort of bugs in a mobile app development, the testing process must include following:
· Test Case preparing
· Automated Script identification & modification
· Manual & automated testing
· Usability testing
· Performance testing
· Security & compliance testing
· Device testing
Badly Optimized front-end
Apps need to access various resources to deliver their functioning but if they are poorly optimized, they will crash. Here developers need to create a strategy that harmonizes both on-screen and device capabilities. Native apps are created for particular mobile platform and written in a particular language supported by that platform only. If developers optimize the front-end of an application in the best way, the app can fully leverage the hardware and functionality of a device and in result, deliver the best user experience.
Many apps crash because the back-ends do not respond quickly or have been poorly integrated with the front-ends. The functioning wants content, but the back-end is not available to deliver that. This may make the app unstable and ultimately cause a crash.
If the app generates bad queries or excessive sessions, the performance gets halted. The app may crash or hang. Here are the common issues in the integration of the database with an app.
· Excessive permissions
· Weak passwords
· missing patches
· poorly configured login auditing
· default account name
· excessive stored procedures
· SSL not enabled
· Access database over RPC
· Blank passwords allowed
· Duplicated passwords
Cross browser compatibility
Web based mobile 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.
In case of Android, there are devices that fulfill minimum hardware requirements. But they often crash apps. Here, developers need to input additional efforts to avoid these crashes. They would need scaling their application to multiple versions of the same OS and even to the different device running a single OS version.
Too many apps
Too many apps may crash one another. A user experiencing frequent crashes to more than one app also needs to check how many apps are in his / her device. Uninstall the apps that are not in the use.
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 a platform because, if an app is frequently crashing, users will not wait to uninstall it. On the other hand, users also need to pay attention to their devices and make some adjustment to settings to avoid crashing to apps.
Sofia is a digital marketing expert in Rapidsoft technologies, a prominent mobile app development company which provides iOS and android app development services across the global. She loves to write on latest mobile trends, mobile technologies, startups and enterprises