Android App Bloat??
Posted May 16, 2012 23:38 UTC (Wed) by ldo
In reply to: "Last year's phone"
Parent article: Tasting the Ice Cream Sandwich
Even a basic "flashlight" app is hundreds of kB...
I don’t understand how you come up with that figure. Here is an app of mine that does something reasonably interesting, and includes built-in help, in a package that is just 59kB in size. And the built APK for this sample app is just half of that.
Dalvik is a very compact byte code—half the size of Sun JVM bytecode. And all the additional XML resources for your app are stored in a compressed binary form. So I don’t see where the bloat should come from...
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