Deliver Apps that work

Why you need to test your Mobile Apps with different mobile networks.

We all know how it feels when technology fails us. Usually it’s timed to perfection – just as we’re about to pay for that concert ticket, reserve that perfect birthday gift or deliver an important business message, something inevitably goes wrong, the app freezes or we experience a crash.

You feel ‘wronged’ and you’ll probably delete the app, or refuse to go on that site again. You’ll perhaps have a rant about it on social media and you may consider buying a new phone.

In many cases, it has less to do with your device and app and more to do with the network you are connected to.

 

Anytime, anyplace, anywhere

If you are of a certain age, you will remember those lines from an advert! We are all used to being on-line wherever we are, and we give little thought to the underlying technology.

To be online your smartphone connects seamlessly to a variety of network types (Voice, Wi-Fi, GPRS, UMTS, HSDPA, LTE, 2G, 3G and 4G). It is a hostile and challenging environment, where lack of bandwidth, coverage, and capacity are all too common. These connections have a huge impact on the way your apps behave, as they continue sending data back and forth.  Connections can drop during handover from cell to cell, and there’s often constant interference from other networks – all carrying the risk of an app freeze or service loss.

 

How can you mitigate against these connection issues?

App development companies have to consider the impact different mobile networks have on performance, as a lot of apps are never tested prior to launch – resulting in a poor user-experience.

Performance, stability and consistency are vital, and without them you will probably have a failing business proposition. Testing devices in all the different network environments and scenarios is a critical task. It is why organisations like SiRRAN have built a reputation for delivering great outcomes whilst simplifying the process.

Our technology helps developers from Silicon Valley software giants to University under-graduates test their Apps in simulated ‘real-world’ mobile network environments.

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March 20, 2018

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