Best Effective Ways To Optimize & Reduce App Load Time
In fact, almost a quarter of users will abandon an app after a single use. As a result, it can be tough to develop a solid user base for your app. Many will leave because your UX is subpar, your content is lacking or a variety of other reasons. However, one of the biggest things that can turn people off from an app is slow loading times.
People have shorter attention spans than ever and want your app to load in seconds. When it doesn’t, they don’t often have the patience to stick around and will go elsewhere. Unfortunately, many apps struggle with long loading times. With that in mind, this article is going to look at a few effective ways to reduce app load time.
Ensure You Are Monitoring Performance
In order for you to know how slowly or quickly your app will be loading for users, you need to be monitoring performance. Monitoring your performance will alert you when any issues arise that could slow down your load times. This will help you be able to locate and fix the problem quicker and you may even be able to set up protocols to automatically fix certain issues in the future.
If you don’t monitor, it could take you much longer to identify issues and solve them. There are a number of different tools and services that can assist you when it comes to monitoring performance. There are also many guides online that can help you learn how to monitor IIS performance with Stackify.
If You Advertise, Be Smart About It
One of the main ways that apps make money is by advertising. However, you may not have known that the ads on your page can actually slow down your app loading time. This is similar to the way that images, videos and other data can slow down load times. Unfortunately, it’s not a reasonable option to get rid of ads, so what to do?
The important thing is to find balance between how many ads you have and how fast or slow your app loads. In addition to the number of ads you have impacting load times, so can the type of ads you use. Still image ads aren’t likely to hurt your load times so much, but ads that are interactive or feature videos can have an impact.
You need to test what sorts of ads (and how many of them) your app can have without hurting load times. It’s all about finding a happy medium. While having more ads equals more money, it is important to always ensure that users have a good experience within your app.
Know the Importance of Updates
It is incredibly important to regularly update your apps and the programs/software/tools you use. Unfortunately, many people will ignore update requests both from their operating systems and software. This is a bad idea as working with old versions of frameworks can often lead to slower and more sluggish apps.
These old versions will no longer be getting support either, so it can open you up to potential security threats as well. While updating everything can be slightly annoying and time consuming, it is indeed important. Updating when prompted or notified will ensure your app continues to run well and avoid potential problems.
Hopefully this article has been able to help you learn effective ways to reduce the time it takes to load your app. Having an app load quickly is one of the best ways to make users happy, as well as get more users to visit your app.