Android needs 64 bit builds

Ralph DiMola rdimola at evergreeninfo.net
Fri May 3 15:28:22 EDT 2019


You can have more than one apk in production as long as they target different devices. In LCs case that would be 4 apks one for each architecture. The apk for the user's device will be automatically selected when installing from PlayStore. The size decrease comes from building 4 apks. Each of the 4 apks supports 1 architecture instead of 1 huge apk with all 4 engines. If you build 1 large apk then you can limit the devices your app is compatible with. I use the signing and does not create anymore work. It seems to be transparent.

Ralph DiMola
IT Director
Evergreen Information Services
rdimola at evergreeninfo.net

-----Original Message-----
From: use-livecode [mailto:use-livecode-bounces at lists.runrev.com] On Behalf Of JJS via use-livecode
Sent: Friday, May 03, 2019 1:46 PM
To: Richmond via use-livecode
Cc: JJS
Subject: Re: Android needs 64 bit builds

@Monte. I only see Atom x64 ARM for Android 7.1.1 in the SDK list in Android Studio. For all the higher Android versions i only see x86 and no ARM. I don't know if there are phones sold which have Android 8.x.x based on ARMx64. Do you know any details?

@Ralph, i did not see that (the different builds) yet in the Play Developer Console. Or is it only available when you use the signing which is offered by Google? (upload and download there signature
etcetera) It is also where your APK can be decreased in size, but i don't think it is for builds outside Android Studio? Any experience with that?


Thanks,

Jerry


Op 3-5-2019 om 08:01 schreef Richmond via use-livecode:
> Time to dust off my Intel chip Android tablet....
>
> Richmond.
>
> On 3.05.19 г. 1:38 ч., Monte Goulding via use-livecode wrote:
>>
>>> On 3 May 2019, at 4:07 am, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode 
>>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Wow. X86 too! Now we can use the faster emulator. :)
>> Yes that was the main reason for us doing x86 and x86_64 although 
>> there are some devices available for those architectures they aren’t 
>> very common so you probably only want to build for arm7 and arm64 
>> when releasing to avoid bloating your app too much.
>>
>> To make things simpler the Test button for android will detect the 
>> architecture of the target device/emulator and build just for that 
>> even if you don’t currently have it selected in the standalone builder.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>> Monte
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