Testing an app: nightmare or dream? The most common problems and how to solve them!

The world of software creation is constantly evolving, with new applications that are born every day to satisfy an increasingly demanding market.
However, this rapid growth also leads to new challenges, affecting the ever-increasing stability and reliability of applications.
Here we will explore the most common problems that may arise and the possible solutions to be adopted.

Table of Contents

  • Common problems in applications
  • Factors that make app control important
  • Tests are performed on various levels
  • Strengths of always carrying out tests
  • Conclusion

Common Problems in Applications

Bugs and Programming Errors
Bugs are among the most common and inevitable problems in software development. They can range from minor drawbacks to serious security flaws that compromise user data.

Problems of Adaptation
With constant updates of operating systems, applications must run smoothly on different platforms and devices.
It is essential to keep them up to date with the latest features in order to ensure their proper functioning, including when viewing content from one device to another. In this they become useful cross-platform languages like Flutter.

Optimal performance
If the app offers slow performance or shows problems in providing the service, it can lead the user to decide to abandon it for a more effective one.
It is therefore essential to ensure that you always ensure top performance so that existing customers remain and convince new users to join.

Problems of Usability
A user interface that is too complex to understand can lead the user not to use the application.
It is therefore important to make sure that it is easy to use in every part of it, guaranteeing an ever better experience to the person who chooses it.

Factors that make app control important

Prevention is Better than Cure
Identifying the problems still in the creation phase of the app allows a considerable saving of time and money, and therefore can bring huge benefits, making your business more sustainable.

Customer satisfaction
An application that always works properly can lead to increased customer confidence, keeping them in the long run.

Competitive Edge
An app with innovative features that differ from others can prove to be a winning point and above all to be able to always ensure a high speed reception of input can make us choose from the customer instead of another brand.

Compliance with the Standards
High security standards are required in many areas, and proper control of our application can help us meet them safely.

Tests are performed on various levels

The tests are run directly by the developers on the code, using various ways:

  • Unit Testing, is the process of testing individual units of code, such as functions or classes.
  • Integration Testing, refers to a type of Software Testing that focuses on Verifying the interactions and communication between different components.
  • End-to-end Testing, verifies that your software works correctly from the beginning to the end of a particular user flow.

Tests made by specialized testers, who deal with testing the application in all its functions, from the main and most important ones to the smallest button.

Finally, there are the tests made by the early adopters, that is the very first real users, who can already try the final version of the app and you can see if there are no problems for the normal daily functionality.

Strengths of always carrying out tests

Several advantages can be met by automating quality control tests:

Efficiency Improved: Repeated and frequent testing can ensure that the user experience is always working well, avoiding any deterioration.

Time Saving: Keeping all functions of the system under control avoids having to change most of the code previously written when problems arise.

Reliability: Tests help to ensure greater reliability to both more experienced and less experienced users, increasing their confidence in the company.

Test Amplitude: During these tests, all parts of the app are checked to make sure that everything works equally.

Quick Feedback: Developers can receive feedback on the work they have done immediately, so they can make any necessary changes and eliminate problems as they arise.

Faster Publication: With faster and more frequent testing, the software can be released to the market faster.

Cost Reduction: Frequent controls reduce the operations that have to be performed presenting less problems and consequently reducing the costs to be incurred for development.

These advantages make testing an essential part of the job, contributing to the production of ever higher quality software and making it increasingly reliable.


In conclusion, the control of the software is not only a phase of the development process, but an activity that continues over time and ensures proper operation at all times.
It is important to check everything about the application so as not to have to make excessive changes during the semi-annual updates.
In DuckMa, for example, through their Method, they manage to keep under control every little phase of development, ensuring for everything the highest quality and precision and this in addition to ensuring a level user experience also increases customer confidence.