Implementing offline capabilities in your app will allow users to perform essential tasks without an internet connection. Use local storage to cache data and synchronize it with the server when connectivity is restored.
Considering building a PWA (progressive web app) that can function offline and provides a native app-like experience. PWA can be installed on a user’s device and offers offline access to content and features.
Using CDNs(content delivery networks) to deliver content such as images, videos, and static assets, closer to users. This can help reduce latency and improve app performance, even in areas with limited connectivity.
Implementing data compression techniques to reduce the amount of data transferred over the network. This can improve loading times in areas with slow or unstable connections. Load critical assets first and defer non-essential resources. This reduces the initial load time of your app and improves user experience, especially in low connectivity connections.
Implementing background data synchronization will ensure that data is updated even when the app is not actively in use and when the device has a stable connection. Building robust error handling and retry mechanisms to gracefully handle network failures and provide information error messages to users.
Detect the user’s available bandwidth and adjust the app’s behavior accordingly. For example, you can serve lower-resolution images or reduce the number of real-time updates in low bandwidth scenarios.
Optimizing server APIs to minimize the amount of data transferred. Use of techniques like GraphQL to fetch only the necessary data, reducing the payload size. Utilizing local caching to store frequently accessed data on the devices. This reduces the need to fetch data from the server and improves response time.
Implementing monitoring tools that track app performance and network connectivity will help identify and address issues proactively. Creating an adaptive user interface that can adjust to different screen sizes and orientations, is particularly important in regions where users may have a variety of devices.
By incorporating these strategies and solutions into your mobile app development process, you can create a more robust and user-friendly application that performs well even in the face of connectivity issues and infrastructure limitations.