When your app is performing at a level that is considered subpar, it can be extremely annoying and costly for your business and customers. If your app is for customers, it running slow or sluggish could lead your customers to go elsewhere, and if the app is for your staff, it could waste a lot of work hours.
Instead of letting that take place, you should be sure to improve the performance of your app, in any way possible. There are a few different things that you can do to make sure your app is running as smoothly as possible, and this article will go over a few of them.
Be Sure to Monitor The App
Without consistently and constantly monitoring your app for it’s performance, it will be nearly impossible to judge how good or bad it is performing. And the last thing you want to do is hear reports of your app being slow or down, the goal should always be to catch the issue before it becomes public knowledge.
Sure, you can try and monitor your apps manually, but there is a high likelihood that you will miss things, and it simply isn’t a good use of time to always have someone monitoring your apps, as that simply isn’t viable.
Thankfully, there are tools and software available that can monitor your apps for you, and they can save a ton of time, money and potential downtime. Automatic monitoring will ensure that all problems and other issues within the code are found. For example, you can find hidden errors in your code w/ Retrace error monitoring, which can save you a lot of troubles that you would have experienced without monitoring.
Make Sure the Team (and Their Goals) are on the Same Page
Today’s software and applications can be very complex and as a result, may have different people working in different areas of the software itself. If everyone is all over the place, this will make improving app performance a real chore. Also, if something goes wrong, a lot of finger-pointing and blaming could take place.
In order to avoid that, you need to make sure everyone is on the same page and need a unified view of the the application and how it performs. If everyone is focused on the same goal and is aware of that goal, they will be better suited at achieving it. Also, everyone should be aware of application performance on your team, as it is one of the most important parts of your success.
If someone (or some team) isn’t focused on their own role, goal or expectation, it could have some dire consequences. So when you are starting to make a point of improving your apps performance, everyone needs to be aware, and keep up their end of the bargain.
Better productivity can come from a lot of different sources, and one of the most important is optimizing workflow and eliminating tasks that are unnecessary or not needed at a particular time. A lot of productive man hours are wasted at companies by people either doing things slower than they should or doing things they don’t need to be doing.
In addition to optimizing workflow of your staff and employees to increase productivity, you need to also optimize the apps themselves at the code level. Before you even start to to monitor the application, you need to optimize the code to ensure that a lot of potential performance issues are not experienced.
If the code isn’t optimized, it can make performance monitoring useless as you will be constantly seeing issues arise, even though those issues could have been dealt with before you ever began monitoring. This is just a huge waste of time and can interfere with the real and actual issue your performance monitoring is trying to catch.
In conclusion, these are all tips that can help improve the performance of the apps your company uses. And by these apps performing better and more efficiently, the productivity at your company will improve as well. All in all, improving the performance of your app and business altogether.