Performance improvements for search on the yelp Android app p1

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In this article Tyler Argo wrote how Yelp has been working hard to improve the performance of their search results on mobile devices (iOS and Android). We noticed that most users “grunted or made noises when waiting for search to load”.

They broke down performance into two different categories: perceived search performance and scroll performance.

They then broke the cycle of performance improvement can be defined as a series of steps:

  • Measure
  • Improve
  • Monitor
  • Repeat

In this article they focuse on Step 1: Measuring Performance. One of the advantages of developing for the Android platform is the wide range of tools available for profiling and measuring app performance. In the article they provide a brief overview of the tools that can be used to profile your app along with some links to the official documentation. Great read!

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