AppBurst works behind the scenes to make sure every app continues to function bug-free as new software and technology is released, allocating significant amounts of development and maintenance resources to keep everything up to date. Clients need not worry about the highly technical aspects of their apps, as keeping every mobile application up to date and working year-round is part of the AppBurst Service Agreement.
When a new version of the iOS or Android software development kit, or SDK, is released, major development work is needed to keep existing apps running without any problems. Minor software releases from Apple, Google, and other software vendors occur more frequently and cause additional maintenance work.
More specifically, each manufacturer averages one major SDK release and a few minor releases each year. Customers are seldom notified of these updates, as many cannot be seen and are related to back-end fixes AppBurst automatically addresses as part of all-encompassing service agreement with clients. Software updates are generally coordinated with additional updates requested by a client or with general platform updates to minimize the amount of update submissions and ensure smooth experience for both clients and end users.
Beyond tracking new versions of operating systems, the potential for device-specific bugs often appear as new hardware versions are released—an extremely relevant concern regarding Android and the high number of devices available on the market. These bugs are often dealt with individually to ensure as many devices as possible provide a great user experience. AppBurst purchases a significant portion of available iOS and Android devices for periodic testing of all apps, which includes a thorough step-by-step inspection of the app’s working features by a dedicated in-house Quality Assurance Analyst.
Creating the initial app to release in the AppStore and Google Play is only part of the process in giving clients a fully functioning mobile app. As part of the AppBurst Service Agreement, each client receives the peace of mind each app is diligently checked for bugs and kept up to date as new devices and software are released. Technology is always evolving and AppBurst is there every step of the way.
In addition to addressing software and hardware updates, AppBurst also maintains it network and server infrastructure, content delivery network, and the AppBurst Dashboard admin system for our clients to upload and edit content.
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