jjs at krutt.org
Sun Sep 22 07:07:13 EDT 2019
That seems a welcome plugin.
I do create 4 different apk's with all increasing version nr's.
As this https://quality.livecode.com/show_bug.cgi?id=22118 seems
I made the request on suggestion of Mark Waddingham, as i suggested a
check box feature to be able to choose a big single apk for the selected
architecture or separate builds.
What's the meaning of hibernated on the quality site?
(note: that if you do not use Google's signing/optimize build or
whatever it is called, that in the store there is an extra text that
this app might not be optimized for your device. Even with 4 separate
Op 22-9-2019 om 05:20 schreef Ralph DiMola via use-livecode:
> Long answer:
> Option 1
> Build one big apk for all 4 architectures.
> Option 2
> Build 4 apks (one for each architecture) you get these advantages over
> option 1:
> 1) The PlayStore will download the proper apk for the user's architecture
> thereby reducing the install/update time
> 2) You will target more devices because 1 large apk could exceed the max apk
> size for some devices.
> 3) x86 devices performance will be 5x to 10x faster.
> Option 3
> Build 1 apk for both the arm and arm64 architectures to reduce the option 1
> apk size. App will run slow on x86 devices because it will run in an arm
> emulator. You could also possibly exceed the apk size for some devices but
> not as many as option 1
> Option 4
> Build 2 apks one for each arm architecture to reduce the apk size and
> optimize the install time(as in option 2). App will run slow on x86 devices
> because it will run in an arm emulator.
> Option 5
> Build 2 apks one for both arm architectures and one with both x86
> architectures. X86 devices will run fast. You could also possibly exceed the
> apk size for some devices but not as many as option 1.
> Short answer:
> Yes. (option 4)
> I'm working on my Android build plug-in to do the 4 builds with one
> operation. You will only have to enter the signing crap once for all 4
> builds. As soon as I get it done I will share it with the community.
> Ralph DiMola
> IT Director
> Evergreen Information Services
> rdimola at evergreeninfo.net
> -----Original Message-----
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> Of J. Landman Gay via use-livecode
> Sent: Saturday, September 21, 2019 7:20 PM
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> Subject: Android architectures
> When submitting to the Play Store, is it really necessary to build four
> apks? Or can we get away with just the ARM two?
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