How Do Updates Deteriorate Mobile Application Performance?

How Do Updates Deteriorate Mobile Application Performance?
July 07 10:00 2014 Print This Article

Quality of a program comprises many aspects. One of them is proper performance. Performance testing should be always included in web site testing, desktop testing and mobile testing.

Performance is responsible for software operating speed. If a program works slowly, there is a performance problem. Defects of this kind often happen with mobile web applications. Among the reasons of that are too many requests that must be processed simultaneously.

A web program always provides its users with the updated information. It may be connected to social networks, news sites and so on. Each time something is changed or added to one of the related applications, the web program updates.

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The Workflow of a Web Program Update Is:

  1. A request is sent from the client machine to the server.
  2. The request is processed on the server.
  3. Special message is created.
  4. The created message is sent back to the client machine.
  5. The client machine processes the received message and updates the web application.

So, it’s quite a complex process. Any software testing company will confirm that a tablet or a smartphone can work slowly or even freeze up if there are many requests of that kind.

If mobile application testing reveals performance defects, their reason may be that the software exchanges with the server too many requests.

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  • http://www.au.mobilepundits.com/ Mobile Pundits

    Hey, thanks for the clear, concise and insightful article on mobile app performance testing. I’d love to see you tie this ‘what’ and ‘why’ into some ‘how’ and wonder if things would look so simple. I’m not too keen on the idea of overlays right now, it seems like twice the trouble.