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Why your app is buggy and how you can prevent it?


It can seem like no matter how hard we strive to create a perfect product, something always slips through the cracks. It can often be difficult to determine why an application is buggy and how to prevent it from occurring again.

Bugs in an app can significantly impact user experience, resulting in frustration, loss of data, and a decrease in engagement. Unfortunately, they can also be a common issue for app developers, as they may be unaware of the potential causes of their bugs. In this article, we will discuss why your app is buggy and how you can prevent it with tools, examples, and methods.

Firstly, it is important to understand the root cause of your bugs. Many bugs can be attributed to a lack of testing before launch or a lack of attention to user feedback. Bugs can also originate from poorly written code or a lack of compatibility with other systems and devices. To prevent these problems before they arise, app developers should take the time to properly test their app and respond to user feedback in a timely manner.

In order to identify and fix bugs, app developers should take advantage of existing tools and frameworks. Automated testing tools such as Selenium and Cucumber are invaluable for finding and fixing bugs before an app is launched. Additionally, Crashlytics and AppFollow can be used to track user feedback, alerting developers of any reported problems in real time. For those looking to optimize their testing cycle and minimize the risk of errors, there are also a number of techniques that can help. Continuous integration and delivery, in particular, is a process of regularly releasing small updates and running tests in between, ensuring that any potential bugs are caught quickly. By continuously monitoring bugs and running tests in this manner, app developers can stay ahead of any potential issues.

Lastly, app developers can also improve their apps by taking inspiration from other successful companies. For example, Amazon’s Alexa has managed to remain bug-free for many years, due to its use of automated testing and continuous delivery. Meanwhile, Uber has implemented a system where their developers quickly fix bugs as soon as they arise, allowing them to maintain a high standard of quality (check below their method).

Uber Solution for Bugs

Uber has implemented a DevOps-centric culture to ensure quick bug fixes and adherence to high standards of quality. This culture was enabled through the use of tools such as automated build and deployment pipelines, automated testing and automated problem diagnosis.

Developers use these tools to rapidly detect issues and identify potential fixes, allowing them to address problems quickly and effectively, without having to wait for manual checks or long builds. To speed up feedback from customers, Uber also has implemented "crowdsourced testing" which enables its customers to quickly report issues they may be experiencing with the product. This allows developers to rapidly respond to customer issues, preventing customer dissatisfaction and helping to maintain a high standard of quality.

The company also takes advantage of modern software development practices, such as continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment, to ensure a fast and reliable software development process. This adoption of modern practices allows bug fixes to be implemented quickly and reliably, thus helping to maintain a high standard of quality.


In conclusion, bugs are a common issue for app developers, but by using the right tools and techniques, they can be prevented and fixed quickly. By taking the time to properly test their app and responding to user feedback, app developers can ensure their app remains stable and of high quality.

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