3 Reasons Your App Crashes

Developer's Guide

And how to fix it

The Problem:

Poor Memory Management 

An app will never have all a phone’s resources to itself, so if developers build apps which eat up a huge part of a phone’s memory, they’re sowing the seeds of future problems.

The Fix:

Poor Memory Management 

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Load only the parts of the file needed at each time, instead of loading it in memory. Using the example of images, you may want to build a resized version with the exact size it will have on screen.

The problem:

ERROR HANDLING

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No matter how much you try to crash-proof your app, some variables and parameters are simply out of your control. Such unexpected problems can often lead to a crash, which is frustrating for users.

The Fix:

ERROR HANDLING

If you find your app has developed a fault, it’s good practice to terminate all activity and inform the users. That may sound counter intuitive, but by proactively managing your communication with users and giving them advance warning of any outages, you are likely to retain them for a much longer period.

The Problem:

poor testing

Since Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone on June 29, 2007, we’ve seen more than 40 different iPhone and iPad models and over 24,000 variants of Android. This poses obvious problems for app-testing for developers.

The Fix:

poor testing

Tools like Bugfender help developers test their apps on real devices with real users, enabling them to easily find bugs and fix issues as soon as possible.

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