Crittercism: application on iOS 8 “fall” more often than Android 5.0 Lollipop




Mobile applications “fall” on the iOS platform 8 more than the previous version of Apple’s operating system of the seventh generation. This was reported by analyst firm Crittercism, which studied the stability of the software on the “apple” of the OS. The experts concluded that the “fall” of applications on iOS 8 occur even more frequently than on Android 5.0 Lollipop.


Crittercism collects data on the basis of observations in nearly a billion users, the number of analyzed events every day was about 3 billion. According to analysts, malfunction iOS 8 occur in 2.2% of cases, while the probability of an error on Android 5.0 Lollipop is 2%. Figure for the operating system iOS 7 is better, the researchers note. In the “seven” failures occurred with a frequency of 1.9%, whereas the previous version of Android (KitKat) could not boast of this indicator to a competitor – 2.6%. For released in 2012. iOS 6 frequency “fall” of applications was 2.5%.

According to analysts, the increased failure rate due to too many software innovations in the “eight”. “In iOS 8 4000 the company introduced new programming interfaces (API), which is twice more than in iOS 7” – says Crittercism. In addition, the experts pointed to the emergence of a new programming language Swift, created by Apple. At first, any new language increases the number of failures, and should be ready for it, the company noted.

Earlier it was reported that the development of the upcoming major release of Apple-iOS platform 9 in Cupertino focused on optimization and stability . Release passing codenamed Monarch, will not bring the traditional abundance of new features, and will be engaged in the elimination of problems and issues, and trying to make the operating system more stable, secure and productive.

Of course, some of the new items will appear in iOS 9, but the developers have focused mostly on fixing bugs that are present in the current iOS 8. The rate of introduction of new functions has had a negative effect on the overall performance of the platform.

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