Why Do Mobile Games Keep Crashing - Here's Why

The popular question is understandable for many people who have experienced problems in mobile games. Although this is something that we as developers have to contend with every day, it doesn’t get easier with time.

However, we should never be surprised about crashes when it comes to operating an application on the computer. After all, there are a lot of unpredictable factors that can interfere with how well an application runs on your computer.

Mostly, I believe that it’s caused by three factors:

1. The code

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As a developer, your job is to create your application the best you can. As such, you should have a good code.

As such, you should include an error handling mechanism. For example, in the iOS platform, it is quite easy to implement such an error handling mechanism to your application because the platform includes very convenient language extensions.

However, the problem is that it’s very easy to forget to implement such a mechanism.

What I mean by “this easy” is that if you develop your application on top of the platform and you forget to implement this mechanism, the rest of the developer community would still be using the same code.

So you see, in this case, as a developer you shouldn’t give up and continue developing your application.

Instead, you should go back to your original code and implement that mechanism. It would probably help a lot to make this a requirement in all of your iOS applications.

Unfortunately, there’s always a lot of “noise” in the back-end systems of the mobile game, such as the game database.

2. Testing

Whenever you develop an application, you should have some kind of test framework to test your application. You could consider using something like MooTools.

It could be a good choice as you wouldn’t have to worry about porting the test framework if you port your app.

However, the test framework is only an instrument, and you can’t really see the code. In other words, the test framework only tells you that the application crashes when the following conditions are satisfied.

However, you wouldn’t know what the condition is and in which place this condition occurs. In other words, you need to have some kind of test framework which will enable you to spot this issue.

Unfortunately, we developers always seem to concentrate on writing good test cases and forget to consider the problem of testing.

Fortunately, this is another good thing which comes with the release of the 3.0 iOS framework.

Developers who use iOS frameworks should use a test framework such as Cucumber, which enables developers to write robust and robust automated test cases for their iOS applications.

Even though this tool still has a long way to go, it’s an excellent tool for developers who need to write robust automated tests for their iOS applications.

3. Operating systems

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As a developer, you probably know that iOS and OS X are very different in their approach. In fact, OS X and iOS are considered as two distinct operating systems.

The reason is because OS X is primarily designed for desktops while iOS is intended to be used on mobile devices.

That being said, they have common features, for example, they both support windowed apps, and they both use the graphical user interface (GUI).

In fact, as a developer, you should understand that the graphical user interface (GUI) in iOS is actually OS X.

The main difference is that, in iOS, users are expected to “float” their fingers in the interface instead of using the mouse and keyboard as they would in OS X.

This is the main difference between the two and, as a developer, you should know what kind of interaction you will expect from your user.

As a user, when you try to use the graphical user interface (GUI), you expect some kind of fast access to the application and the back-end system.

This is one reason why developers often use the GUI to represent the back-end system in their iOS applications.

4. The development environment

A developer usually uses either Mac or Windows. However, on iOS there are some limitations and limitations which vary depending on the platform.

For instance, on iOS, you can only build applications for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

You can’t build any application for the iPad, however, developers who use Mac can develop and test their iOS applications on Mac, whereas developers using Windows can also develop and test their applications on Windows.

Another limitation which is related to the iOS frameworks and tools is that iOS frameworks and tools are tightly integrated with the iOS API (the interface which the iOS framework provides to developers).

As a result, if your framework or tool will be used in a Windows application, it will need to be adjusted for the Windows environment.

However, as a developer, it doesn’t really matter whether you use Mac, Windows, or both. At the end of the day, iOS frameworks and tools are iOS specific and will never be able to cope with Mac or Windows.

Thus, you should only choose your development environment according to the frameworks you are using.

5. Native development kit

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As a developer, you will need to use the Native Development Kit (NDK) to develop applications for iOS. As an example, Apple’s development tools for Cydia are built using the NDK.

According to Apple, the NDK is “a set of tools for building native iOS applications using C++.”

As a developer, you will need to implement the NDK toolchain in your application so that it is compatible with the NDK.

When developing for the iPhone and iPad, most developers use the XCode toolchain. However, some developers choose to use the Cocoa toolchain for development.

Conclusion

As a developer, you need to understand the difference between Mac, Windows, and iOS before writing any of your applications.

Furthermore, you will need to take into account the iOS platform when you are developing for Mac and Windows.

But, the truth is that the iOS platform doesn’t have any barriers or restrictions when it comes to your target audience.

Thus, it is really not that complicated to understand the differences between the OS X and the iOS platforms and the various iOS frameworks and tools.

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