Are you one of the developers that hate bugs? Well, you are not alone. As a developer, you will find it hard to digest, but bugs are part of your app development process.
Bugs are bad. They bring the app to a halt. It also impacts how users value the app. If they find a bug irritating, there is a big chance that they will uninstall it, never to return.
All these problems can lead you to a position where you need to take care of bugs from the onset. By creating an app that is bug-free, you are getting approval from more than 89% of the audience as they spend most of their time fiddling with them. Not to mention, more than half of the total traffic comes from mobile. This means that you have to get into the habit of developing bug-free content. It also means that mobile app development companies need to adhere to industry standards and proper practices so that they can provide world-class apps. So, without any delay, let’s get started.
1. Console Logs
Console logs provide a live update on the code that you are writing. It lets you dive deep into your code without making you tear your hair off.
By using console logs properly, you can keep a tab on multiple aspects of your app as it parses each line of code one by one. It doesn’t matter if you are developing the front-end or the back-end of your app, console log can help you out.
2. Record user activity using video screen capture
Video screen capture is an excellent way to capture user activity that tests out your application. There is nothing better than finding out bugs and fixing them through real-world usage. By recording your user’s activity using video, you can also understand their behavior and the exact reason for the crash. So, next time, if a user comes up with a bug, just ask him to reproduce it with video capture on.
3. Crash call stack
Stacks are a great place to understand the flow of execution. It also lets you find bugs which is why we have listed it here. If you get stuck or want to find out business logic bugs, you need to fiddle with the crash call stack. As you might already know, a stack is a data structure that stores the objects and its associated value during runtime of the application. Many programming languages or framework showcase the stack as soon as there is a crash or bug found.
4. Monitor your network traffic
Today’s application is all about communicating with the internet devices. If you are building a real-time app, you need to monitor the network traffic exclusively. The network traffic will give you exact details of any spikes or abnormalities that your app might have. A network monitor tool should carefully record both HTTPS and HTTP request.
5. Integrate project management software
Project management lets you develop your app the way it is. Without it, you won’t be able to manage the complexity that today’s app has to offer. If you are using any of the project or work management tool such as Asana, Trello, Slack, etc. you should integrate it with the crash data that you gather using testing tools. By doing so, you will shorten the time it takes to fix bugs as it will be much easier for you to go through the bugs. You can also use the visualization and assign the bugs to team members or testers to further decrease the time to market.
Today, we discussed the five elements that you can use to make your app bug-free. All these elements will help you debug your application. However, as a developer, you should also be wary of the fact that no app is 100% bug-free. So, what does that mean? It means that you need to test as much as you can and make it good enough for a general audience so that their user experience is not hampered at all. You can also integrate a bug-reporting tool into your app so that actual users can report them easily if they found one.
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