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This is why users think your mobile app sucks: a 3-second response time

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Our bosom pals over at New Relic know an awful lot about app performance. I mean, it’s their entire job, for Pete’s sake.

So when they show you a chart about why most apps are getting poor ratings from users, you tend to pay attention. Here are some stats from the company’s latest blog post:

For New Relic-using apps, each app has an average of 639,000 active users per minute. Zoinks! The average response time, however, is a lazy-river 3.28 seconds.


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On average each app has a per-minute network request failure rate of 1.86 percent, which adds up to 15,550 failed requests each minute.. And with an average 1.7 percent server error rate, an app will experience around 14,200 server errors in a minute. Again, zoinks.

Here’s an infographic for ya. Monitor and optimize, y’all.

Zoinks.

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