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Developing a Bug Free Mobile App

by Ajit Jain Business Development Manager

Developing a sturdy mobile app is a demanding task which calls for a huge amount of precision and meticulousness. Quite often app users face the problem of app crash down which lead to loss of value and usefulness. This is the main reason why developers take account of all issues, whether big or small during the app development process so that later on, no problems which hamper the working of the app crop up. An app which is devoid of any problem is known as a bug-free app. It is a tough call to develop a bug-free app provided there are so many different variables in play.

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Variables are present in the form of security issues which inhibit the process of making the app bug-free. This even holds true for networking or validation in reference to user privacy needs. All these factors can hamper your app’s ideal rating. Below we will address some of the issues which plague working or your app and how to bring such issues under your control.

Security concerns
Security is a big factor which should be paid adequately heed during the process of app development. Most of the bugs are a direct consequence of security breaches which happen during the course of app development. So basically, the developers need to be extra vigilant as regards issues of app security. They should work to remove any chances of an app being open to bugs. This will go a long way in enhancing the overall stability of the app.

Frequent testing should be done at each and every step of app development. When you go in for in-depth testing in the early stages of the development process, you can easily identify weak spots as well as vulnerabilities in software’s security. It is easy to set right issues at beginning stages of the project rather than doing things when your product is almost ready.

 

Code revisions
A lot of problems will be kept at bay because of code revisions. In code revision, your app code is inspected by someone else. So, this is a step to ensure efficiency as well as the quality of your own code. Code revision provides you with a fresh perspective and tackles various problems related to bugs.


Pair Programming

Even though pair Programming is not a very popular technique, yet every developer should try to use it because of the multiple benefits it promises.  This technique is usually adopted for complex programming projects. Basically, in pair programming, two programmers work simultaneously on a single project. This not just improves the productivity, but also enhances the quality of the code. Also, getting there is an apparent benefit of getting the code reviewed by another developer. It becomes easy to spot bugs when two people are working on a similar problem and they both are aware of the code.


Using proven existing code whenever possible

Even though main characteristic and core functionality of every app are different you can make use of an existing code for the other parts. With the existing proven code, you can add the generic features into your app without spending too much money on stuff which does not define your app.

Make use of your internal library or 3rd party libraries or for that matter an open-source solution for writing the generic code. When you make use of the proven code in your app, chances of error fall down drastically.

 

Beta testing
A very good bug proofing technique is beta testing. This method has resulted in the development of best mobile apps. In beta testing your app passes through a wide range of filters. These beta testers notice stuff which you might miss out during the testing process. You can go in for as much beta testing as you want. So, there is no restriction on the number of revisions which you intend to do.


Automated testing and error reports
By making use of automated testing tools you can receive automated error reports. This way you can maximize the amount of feedback which you are receiving. Beta testing is a good thing, but a process of automated testing produces more accurate results. At times people find it cumbersome to inform you about each and every petty mistake which they find out in your app. So before you launch the final version of your app you must go in for the automated testing process.


Make use of a debugger
When you use a debugger, it will enable you to get rid of quite a number of errors in your app. Debugging can be cumbersome as well as boring but then you can omit few procedural steps if you want that way.


Hi-end Compiler Options

Few development tools are available with advanced debugging features. With these platforms, the developers can use features such as range checking, memory corruption checking and overflow checking. Some developers disable these features as they offer “useless” suggestions. The overall quality of your app will become better in case you follow these suggestions, even though there is hardly any effect on the functionality of your app.

When you remove innocent bugs as well as mistakes, you ultimately work towards removing serious bugs which can have an adverse effect on security, constancy and performance of your app.


Conclusion
Once you make available your app to the public, you need to update it on a regular basis. You also need to continuously check the feedback given by the users as well as do some solo research in order to enhance the quality of the app. But all work post releasing of the app will become easier in case you pay adequate heed during the development process. Make sure your product is free from bugs in the initial stages otherwise it will tarnish your image. Launching a “bug-free” product is not possible but then you can take necessary steps to make your app as close to being perfect as possible.


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About Ajit Jain Advanced   Business Development Manager

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Joined APSense since, July 25th, 2016, From NV Residence, Singapore.

Created on Sep 11th 2017 03:42. Viewed 425 times.

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