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Detecting and fixing Function Failures in Android apps.

Function Failures in Android apps

What are Function Failures in Android apps?

Function failure in Android applications refers to a situation where a specific function in the application's code does not execute as intended. This can occur for a variety of reasons.

To help developers better understand and address these issues, the Finotes SDK offers the ability to track and report the performance of individual functions. This is achieved using API or Fn.start and Fn.end APIs. Once a function is tracked, any issue that prevents the function from getting executed will be reported, helping developers gain insight into the problem.

Reasons for Function Failures in Android apps

Function failures in Android applications can occur due to a variety of reasons. Some common causes include delayed execution, exceptions thrown during runtime, and incorrect return values.

Delayed execution might happen when a function takes too long to complete, leading to performance issues. Exceptions thrown during runtime often result from issues such as incorrect data types, null pointers, or other unexpected conditions. Incorrect return values can occur when a function returns a value that is not expected or does not align with the expected outcome, causing further issues in the application's workflow.

How do we use the information in the screenshot to fix Function Failures in Android apps?

The issue report provides a detailed description of any problems that occurred during the tracked function's execution, along with the return types and their values. It also includes a list of individual parameters and their types that were passed to the function during runtime, making it easier to identify and address the issue.