Struggling with a slow mobile app? Unfortunately, you’re out of luck. Unless you’re an expert coder, you stand little chance of improving the speed of your application without help.
Or do you?
You needn’t have a Ph.D. in software engineering or 10,000 hours of coding under your belt to improve the speed and functionality of your app. Ready to learn more? Read on to discover how to get your app the resources you need for optimal performance.
Try Your App Offline
Networking problems might be the main cause of slow app performance. This occurs when you’re the connection between your computing device and the cloud is stalled or interrupted.
- Buffering problems
- Connection lag
- Bad call quality
- Inefficient modem
Many apps now come with airplane mode. It gives users a way to use the app without reliance on an internet connection. This limits users to the data that’s stored locally on their devices.
That’s the downside. The upside is that it can boost app performance. So, if you have a personal app or business app that’s as slow as mud, try to use it in airplane mode or turn off your computing device’s internet connection.
Play With Your Images
Most slow apps suffer from problems with data transfer.
You can think of data like water in a sprinkler system. The larger the pipes in your sprinkler system, the faster you can move large amounts of water to the sprinklers. Data pipelines work similarly.
For instance, a 1 Gig internet plan is faster than a 200 Mbps internet plan. Why? The data pipeline is larger.
A 1 Gig connection provides a data transfer rate of up to 1 gigabyte of data per second. A 200 Mbps plan, on the other hand, provides a transfer rate of up to 200 megabytes per second. The 1 Gig pipeline is larger and can transfer larger amounts of data in the same amount of time.
This data transfer rate is one of the methods used by experts to measure application performance. Such experts use these APM solutions to pinpoint and fix app performance problems such as data load issues.
You can try one of their solutions for yourself. You can save your app’s images locally, so it doesn’t need to download them each time your app uses them. You can also compress or reduce the size of images to decrease the amount of data that must be transferred.
Load It When You Need It
If your app uses a vast amount of data, make sure it’s only loading what it needs. If you don’t, you’re increasing load times without need.
You can split up the assemblies. Alternatively, you can preload or prefetch data so it’s stored locally when the user is ready for it.
Now you know how the most efficient steps to turn that slow mobile app into a speed demon. If you have some experience in app design, start with the images and the backend requests. If not, start with your internet connection.
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