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3 Steps to reduce bug induced glitches in your mobile app

No code is perfect, no matter how hard you try to avoid mistakes or glitches; they will eventually show up in the app.


Shifali Bharti

Launching a bug-free app is every developer's dream, but it is excruciatingly hard. Imagine every application on your phone is working perfectly. There are no app crashes, no bugs and everything just works fine as per your expectations. Looks like a dream? Yes, it is.

Removing bugs is an integral part of software development. No code is perfect, no matter how hard you try to avoid mistakes or glitches; they will eventually show up in the app. Until an updated version of the app is launched, the user will find himself stuck with the bug.

Releasing the latest version of the app can take up to hours and days eventually leading users to abandon the app. There will be several alternate apps already existing on the Play Store or App Store. So, you cannot live up to this assumption that the user will wait for the update rather than uninstalling it. Though finding a bug and fixing it is not that simple as well. Debugging takes a lot of productive time and sometimes we only end up introducing more bugs while fixing one.

Another challenge is both Apple and Google do not allow sending executable codes to applications. Any code that modifies Apple's store guidelines is not allowed to be executed. Similarly, Google flags unrelated code as malware as per the company’s program policy. So, updating apps remotely comes out of the scenario.

What you can do is either fix the bug or minimize it by taking few steps instead of relying on releasing a new app version:

Conduct comprehensive testing

Thorough testing, whether it's automation, manual or beta testing, makes bug fixing a lot smoother. Of all the three, automated testing saves you from worrying about regressions and gives more consistent results. It lets you run test parts of your application so you can find bugs and errors which may occur while running the application.

Implement feature flagging system

Feature flagging system allows you to make changes without pushing any additional code so you can fix bugs.

Examine phased roll-outs

Gradual rollouts give you more clarity and direction, reduce the risk of failures and increase the value of your application.

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