App Loading


What is app loading?

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Team Storyly
May 22, 2023
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What is app loading time?

App loading refers to the time between when a user taps an app to open it and when the app is ready to use. 

What makes an app load faster?

Simplicity is key to fast app loading times, but creators should not sacrifice user experience of app quality for loading speed. Some strategies to reduce loading speed can include:

  • Caching data where possible
  • Optimize images for mobile consumption
  • Eliminating unnecessary animations 
  • Using a CDN (Content Delivery Network) to reduce network response time
  • Coding the app in a lightweight, mobile-friendly language

Why are apps loading so slow?

A slow loading app is most commonly caused by an overloaded server and can be optimized by either increasing server capacity, or reducing the processing load. 

How do I reduce the app load time on my phone?

Slow loading apps are almost always caused by an overloaded server and there is little that can be done from the user side to reduce loading time. As an app creator, reducing the loading time of the app should be a high priority. App loading time can be reduced by using a CDN, eliminating unnecessary animations, optimizing image usage, and using lightweight code. 

What causes an app not to load?

An app will fail to load if the device is unable to connect to the server. Some common troubleshooting techniques for users is to ensure their device and app have incorporated all necessary updates, restart their device, clear the data cache for the app, uninstall and reinstall the app, 

How fast should an app load?

Faster is always better when it comes to app loading time but 2 seconds is considered the acceptable limit for app loading time. According to Google, roughly half of users will abandon an app that takes three seconds or longer to load, higher abandonment rates occur as the loading time increases. 


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