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Titanium SDK/CLI (TIMOB)

[TIMOB-685] Android: Minimize APK

GitHub Issuen/a
Resolution Date2011-04-17T01:53:55.000+0000
Affected Version/sn/a
Fix Version/sRelease 1.6.0 M04
Labelsandroid, defect, enterprise, release-1.6.0, rplist
ReporterDon Thorp
AssigneeMarshall Culpepper


Several things to consider

  • Make sure modules aren't linked in if not used.
  • Create minimal js.jar
  • Have dependency detection between modules (requires extending module project)
  • Use js compiler where possible

See this http://developer.appcelerator.com/question/8511/how-to-optimize-for-pacakge-size"> Q&A


  1. ryanchan 2011-04-15

    I want to confirm if this issue only related to Android?

    How about iPhone?

  2. Don Thorp 2011-04-15

    We use different tickets for each platform. iPhone is already minimizing it.

  3. John Veldboom 2011-04-15

    Any update on this? I've received a couple of negative feedbacks from users in the marketplace due to the file size being large.

    The APK is just under 1MB, but when installed it's over 3MB.

  4. Don Thorp 2011-04-15

    This is being done as part of our 1.5 release. We do not have a firm release date yet.

  5. Marshall Culpepper 2011-04-15

    (from [6dbf78c86cfa3b48320b786a7a026c714d321e21]) a new smalljs.jar that includes everything needed for JS compiling, we now compile / ship with the smalljs.jar on device, and compile with js.jar [#685 state:fixed-in-qa] https://github.com/appcelerator/titanium_mobile/commit/6dbf78c86cfa3b48320b786a7a026c714d321e21"> https://github.com/appcelerator/titanium_mobile/commit/6dbf78c86cfa...

  6. hal 2011-04-15


    Does this optimization address excluding images that aren't required, as per http://developer.appcelerator.com/question/83571/zipalign---is-it-built-into-titanium"> this concern in the Q&A? Although, I'm not sure if this is possible. Would you mind clarifying? Thanks

  7. hal 2011-04-15

    Marshall - ignore my last post - Don answered it for me.

  8. Thomas Huelbert 2011-04-15

    Marshall, from osx (api 7) and Titanium SDK version: 1.5.0 (12/08/10 08:34 4ee1205), when creating a minimal project I get 4.85MB

    1.new project > mobile, give it required info
    2.install to device and check the size (by way of settings> manage applications)

    results: 4.85 MB

  9. Thomas Huelbert 2011-04-15 same test yields a 2.86MB (uncompressed on device)

  10. Don Thorp 2011-04-15

    Should not have been in M01

  11. Marshall Culpepper 2011-04-15

    (from [b2aae2b86035fd5479430aa25deeb0b11536d51c]) Merge branch 'master' of https://github.com/taazza/titanium_mobile">https://github.com/taazza/titanium_mobile into taazza-master [#685] https://github.com/appcelerator/titanium_mobile/commit/b2aae2b86035fd5479430aa25deeb0b11536d51c"> https://github.com/appcelerator/titanium_mobile/commit/b2aae2b86035...

  12. Marshall Culpepper 2011-04-15

    (from [a843cf5fbb88612f73da03f398659568cc6b8d3f]) extract all binding strings into constants, speeding up initial binding time and slightly lowering bytecode size [#685 state:fixed-in-qa]
    https://github.com/appcelerator/titanium_mobile/commit/a843cf5fbb88612f73da03f398659568cc6b8d3f"> https://github.com/appcelerator/titanium_mobile/commit/a843cf5fbb88...

  13. Thomas Huelbert 2011-04-15

    [INFO] Titanium SDK version: 1.6.0 (01/10/11 08:25 3452f06)

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