In today’s world, having an app is a must. More people than ever before are accessing the internet from mobile devices, and an app is the best way to ensure you’re always in your customers’ pockets.
Unfortunately, just having an app isn’t enough. If your app doesn’t run smoothly, it isn’t going to be downloaded or used, and if no one is using your app, there’s no point in having it!
You have to provide your customers and clients with a smooth, useful app that they actually want to use if you want to see benefits to your business.
Use Container Orchestration Tools
There are a lot of details that go into making a good app. Some things are more obvious than others. One of the least obvious details that must be addressed if you want your app to function well in today’s world is container orchestration tools.
These platforms are able to package applications so resources can be accessed by the app more easily. Applications can also be broken up into services that are packaged in separate containers without compromising the speed or usefulness of the app.
The benefit is that these containers are scalable, which means they can easily deal with increased loads as your customer base expands. They can also come and go as needed, ensuring the app isn’t bogged down with applications that aren’t needed.
It’s an important feature of well-functioning apps and should be addressed, even if it isn’t one that the users will be explicitly aware of.
Choose a Simple Interface
There are a lot of beautiful, cutting edge designs to choose from when designing an app. So many, in fact, that it can feel overwhelming! It isn’t uncommon for teams to fall down the rabbit hole and end up designing an app that is more complex than it should be.
Although complex designs can be exciting for you, they aren’t a good for users. It’s much better to focus on designing a simple interface when designing a mobile app than it is to choose an app with too many complex parts.
A few rules of thumb to follow include:
· Provide a limited amount of information at once to avoid overwhelming the user.
· Decluttering your design so a few clickable buttons are easily seen and accessed.
· Break tasks into bite-sized chunks with an intuitive pathway for purchases, contact, and more.
· Create screens that are familiar, such as search results.
Roll Our Regular Updates
It can be tempting to release your app into the world and move on to your next project, but your app will quickly become obsolete if it isn’t updated regularly. Not only do updates ensure your app functions properly, they also instill confidence in your users that your app is relevant and useful. An update schedule as absolutely vital to making sure your app works as smoothly as possible. Updates should regularly fix bugs, add new features, remove old features, and more depending on your particular app and the needs of your users.
Pay Attention to Server Speed
You don’t have complete control over how fast your app loads. For example, only users have control over their internet connection. If it’s slow, it doesn’t matter how fast your app is.
However, you do have control over your server speed. It isn’t uncommon for servers to become overloaded. In order to ensure everything continues running smoothly, you should identify interactions in the app that may be causing problems. Then, you can relieve some of the load by adding extra proxy servers. Load balancers are also an option if you need to distribute the traffic evenly.
Optimize Encrypted Connections
You spend a lot of time optimizing your app, but have you optimized the connections? If connections aren’t optimized, the entire app can slow down. You can incorporate HTTP/2 and SPDY. They can reduce the connection overhead, but you can also use things like OpenSSL, Session Tickets, session caching to keep things moving.
Just make sure you add these optimization strategies to your updates. Hackers are evolving at the same rate as our systems are, which means optimization that may have worked a year or two ago may no longer keep your app running smoothly.
Few things are more frustrating to users than a slow, sluggish app. Don’t lose customers because they delete your app before they give your business a chance! There are many things you can do to make sure your app looks great and functions even better.