Reduce Android App APK With These Top 7 Approaches!

11 days ago

Reduce Android App APK With These Top 7 Approaches!

You might already know that the APK analyzer is available in an Android studio that highlights the aspect that is larger and adding to increased size. Now here’s an instance, in which an app called Anti-Theft screen lock APK is shared in the below image: As in the image you can see the raw size of the app is 3.1MB, but after applying the analyzer it has been compressed to 2.5MB roughly. In the mentioned screenshot, you can see three components contributing to the large size of the app, which includes:  
  • Res- This folder actually has all the files under the name res, which basically contain images, raw files, menu files, and icons.
  • Classes.dex- This file contains all the byte codes of your java code that will run on your DMV or ART.
  • Resources.arsc- This file holds all the valuable resources, containing all the data that you have under different value folders.
  4. Optimize png images and JPEG files: You can reduce the png images without losing image quality, for which, adopting tools OptiPNG or PNGCrush. These tools will help you attain quality in images at the same time reduce their sizes as well. More so, utilizing Pain.NET you can compress the size of JPEG files also. 5. Squash out unused resources: For this process, you can utilize android resource remover, which helps you clean out all the unused resources gathered in the project from Android Lint. 6. Elimination of debugging information: We as a leading Android Development Company always recommend our android developers to eliminate the debug-related functionality from the application. This data is generally not utilized by Android to run the applications. Thus, removing it from the app is an ideal solution to save more space for your app. 7. Say no to duplication: It is vital to make sure that you don’t hold any duplicated functionality file in your database; it will eventually lead to having unnecessary files in your APK. Being a developer, it is important to understand which APIs you are utilizing in the development process along with their functionality. There can be scenarios where one API is already doing the function of second API.

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