Tips and Tricks for Optimizing Mobile App’s Performance

On the street, in the train, at the movie theatre wherever you go you will find people hooked up to their cellphones. Believe me or not but around 4.5 billion out of the around 7.5 billion people on this planet have mobile phones. So that rounds up to 60% of the population today are possessed by the Graham Bell’s brainchild-shrunken-hybrid-version.

Looking through the glasses of business analyst then this is definitely a big catchment area. And in the age of smartphones it is just an app world. And adding the needed fuel is the revelation of more number of customers through mobile than desktop systems. There is truly a vast scope for you to venture your business right in to the hands of your and would be customers through extending your market grab using apps.

Statistics of App Users in Varied Countries

Statistics of App Users in Varied Countries

So if you are on the fence the first concern for your app would be to be optimized and tailored to suit the needs and requirements according to your customers. For this you would need to put yourself into the shoes of the user. Believe me optimization is no stone soup; you need to study the current situations and graph out what will sell like pancake.

Here are few quick bites that would prove appetizer before you complete your entire course.
1. You cannot boil the ocean in a single day! Likewise creating a complex framework starts with creating a simple one.

2. KISS. Do not get me wrong! Keep the app simple and small as possible. Agreed that you would like to facet it and put in many things but remember it is going to directly affect the page load time that would irritate your customers creating a bad impression.

3. Use offline experience as much as possible and plausible use of local data to prevent futuristic obstructions.

4. Images can say a lot but try having only the required amount of images and try making them big enough of the screen size and not making the client forced to strain for a look.

5. Always keep your app updated that is tuned with the newer versions and characteristics of the operating system and mobile handsets.

6. Try and keep app light as possible because memory usage in upper bandwidth will slow or drain down the CPU. This will make it easier to maintain and also help you fulfill the want for uniqueness.

7. Try measuring real problems that people are facing during production and also try finding out what methods are causing more frustration in the users. So after you get some problems now try altering those performance issues.

8. If people know clearly what is in your app and how to use it, Rome is already yours. For the cultural challenges try A/B testing.

9. Having proper content description would provide better cue for the user detailing its use, uniqueness and worth crisply.

10. The most important to look into is the data of the app. Constant study and analysis will keep you updated with the needs of the users for tuning and optimizing the app. For this you could also add in reviews/feedback for not only influencing other potential users but also help you optimize your app in a better way.

To get these points checked some technicalities are involved. Now here are some quick tips for the technical geeks. Some you may be aware and some would have skipped your mind.

1. Unwanted code pieces or variables leave a lot of garbage occupying the memory that would leave no space for the app in the later stage.

2. Caching is a good option to save time but that solely applies if the data is really going to be required in a short span of time again else it is always calling back the data again.

3. Networking is great but do not let that boon turn into bane. Minimize the use of Wi-Fi, GPS and disk read/write judiciously use to reduce the load on battery consumption.

4. Choose your way of streaming packets across network with proper study of what way suits the app and does not apply the brakes.

5. Not all background running process are useful. There are some loose threads that you need to search out and stop them. Also arrange the like-working and interdependent objects together for better display etiquettes.

6. First impression is the last impression. So do not let your app tortoise at the startup. Remember slow and steady does not work here!

7. Take help of Calculus as much as you can! Get your memory about priorities dusted and get using local variables wherever you can adjust them out.

8. You love a bouquet or strands of roses? Similar keep objects in their personified clans.

9. For the images use proper tools and formats that not only compresses them but still leaves you with crystal clear imageries.

10. Trying to have a layout compatible for every single model in town will leave you nowhere. Chalk down the most used and standardized hot picks and create your GUI based on it. I assure you having done this will get ace up your sleeves.

The list remains incomplete. I am leaving this article open for you to think and add in. Sharing is caring!