PhoneGap as such is a great program when you need to build an Android or iOS app. Still, there is a risk that your app will perform badly if you don’t optimize it. Users love it when apps are fast, so you need to take care that your app runs smoothly after download by using some easy optimization tricks.
Here are the 5 things which can make wonders to your PhoneGap app performance:
PhoneGap lets you use both clicks and touches for your app’s operation. Many think clicks are more comprehensive, but they may also cause performance issues for your mobile app. Clicks are just longer to register. While 400 msec is not very long time for you, this is the time which makes the difference in your app’s speed to respond to clicks compared to touches and this seemingly short time can really get into your app’s UX and divert users. Thus, clicks will be a must for devices with physical buttons and touches are recommended for the rest for faster performance.
- Sticking to One UI Option
Sencha, JQTouch and JQuery are just a few among the interfaces and libraries PhoneGap lets you work with. Many developers combine different interfaces for more impressive results, but it’s not the way to go if you want to achieve a good performance of your mobile app. Smartphone apps must be small and combining libraries will only cause more coding. That’s why, to avoid lagging and crashing, you need to stick to a single interface.
- Minimalism in Features
With PhoneGap it’s easy to turn on and off some device-based features during the app development. Usually these features are turned on by default and you often don’t need them all for your app. Thus, if your app doesn’t use the accelerometer or geolocation, for instance, it’s better to to your features menu to disable those features or else it’s going to take your app some several seconds longer to load.
Try these doing these 5 things – and you’ll get a faster app and grateful users all at once!