Developing Smarter Apps for Smarter Phones
The AT&T Developer Program is constantly looking for new ways to help developers improve their apps. Today we wanted to let you know about a set of guidelines recently created by GSMA that documents some possible improvements that can increase an app’s efficiency and ultimately improve user experience.
According to GSMA, “[the] high demand for and heavy use of mobile applications has resulted in a greatly increased signaling load at the network level, compared with a relatively low amount of data traffic. A driver behind this increased signaling load is the proliferation of “network-unfriendly” applications that are not optimized for mobile networks; mobile networks have their own specific requirements and constraints, and applications written for fixed networks may not necessarily perform well in the mobile world.”
The Smarter Apps for Smarter Phones guide outlines improvements that can be made in a number of areas such as: App connectivity, power consumption/battery life, network reliability and security. You can read a copy of the guidelines here. After reading the guide, be sure and test out the efficiency of your apps on AT&T’s Application Resource Optimizer (ARO) tool. You can learn more about ARO and optimizing your mobile apps in this webcast.
Once you’ve made some improvements you can enter your app in the Smarter App Challenge we’ll be posting about next week. Check back for updates!