As software developers, Caffeine Interactive has compiled a list from our customers of FAQs about software bugs that can help you understand why bugs are a normal part of development, are found in everyday apps, and are prioritized for fixes.
Bugs & Issues with the code
Issues with the code can manifest itself in many different ways such as a broken feature, missing link, poor on-screen formatting, or diminished performance to name a few. Read the FAQs related to bugs and issues with the code below.
Requirements Related Concerns
Requirements are the set of rules and processes that define how your app will function. Without requirements, you have a middle school science project. Read the potential issues related to poor requirements below.
Enhancements & Improvements
Feedback is essential to understanding where spots of frustration occur in your app. Back up your feedback with beta testers or customers and you can more easily prioritize enhancements and improvements. Read the below examples that may feel like bugs, but are a natural part of growing an app to meet the needs of your users.
All great software development starts with a deep dive into the app requirements. Spend your time upfront and define your requirements with as much detail as possible. Consider creating a prototype if your app is more than a simple website (added bonus is to use the prototype for seeking investors). The bottom line is “Know your requirements” so that your expectations are aligned with what the developer provides.
How do you define successful software development? Is it only through the number of bugs you find? Consider the functionality that exists in your app and consider the impact of your app on its intended industry and audience. You’d be surprised to see how positively impactful an app can be even with a few bugs…not unlike your iPhone.
When bugs are found, help the developer with understanding the impact on your end-users and establish a priority for the bug fixes. After a priority is established, help to group bugs for new releases of your app.
We hope that by reading some of the FAQs about software bugs already asked by folks that have gone through app development from conception to launch, you have learned a bit and now know what to expect. Do you have a question we didn’t address? If so please ask us or read our other FAQs found here.