Conquer/Control over the greatest enemy of iOS developer- app crash on iPhone
Thousands discover and
download the iPhone application; very few know how to develop these logical
software programs.While trying to develop
a mobile engagement platform, for the iPhone; the application
crashed several times not just on the device but also on the simulator. If reports of each crash were to be reported,
around 3 pages of crash logs could be traced within a week’s effort. An
application crash is the most common issue for any developer; however every developer
needs to sail through it to gain control over the software development process.
This article will provide a checklist and some suggestions that could help you
survive any iPhone crash!How did one find that the
application has stopped working? Mostly, it is the tester or the user who
complains about the app not running in their iPhone X version. Here’s what a developer
must do to initiate instant recovery. A complete checklist that helps every
iPhone developer to recover from an application crash has been listed below:
Reactions that cause an application to crash- trace back program
files and logs.
Unlike other smartphones, iPhone needs the application binary
and source code execution list to trace the program logs.
Keep a record of every crash filed appropriately for future
Refer search engines for past experiences of similar crashes
Most of the time the
application is inoperable due to some actions performed within the codes
written for the iPhone. Though client side crashes are also not so rare. Every
time the iPhone is deployed on the client platform, it runs into numerous
issues. However; same application might work perfectly on iOS simulator/testing
device. One could find many blogs/sites who elaborate the problems and
solutions. Nevertheless, when it occurs at a remotely distant user ased
location, the pros and cons are indeed a heavy expenditure. It affects product
sales and thereby creates more headaches for developers. There is no perfect
solution yet, certain methods enumerated below could help one avoid these types
of problems using try-catch block.
This is common practice
among other platform developers to use try catch block while programming but for
the ios developer there is nowhere written example found on world wide web or
if found then the(they) do not suggest to use this, I don’t know why!!!!!
I am using try catch
blocks while programming and it is working great, if application somewhere
going to crash then catch block will be called and no affect in User interface
and the developer can generate/throw message to user there is some error and
try again later.So iOS developers now can
smile to know that there app will not crash anymore <but> they want that
errors should be solved with another version release. To track those errors, we
have lots of option:
when compiler goes to catch block, you can
hit API or URL and can send error description and method name/class name
to log on server or you can use PL crash reporter.