6 Ways to Reduce App size Android APK | App Builder

Reduce the app size in Thunkable, Appybuilder, App builder, Makroid, or MIT app inventor.

Why reduce the size of your app APK?
A user usually tries to avoid downloading or installing apps that are larger in size. This article explains the possible ways to minimize the application size in Thunkable, Appybuilder, MIT App inventor( Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Makroid and etc, which attract more users and lets more users download your app.

6 Ways to Reduce App APK size in Thunkable, MIT Inventor (App builder)

  1. Image Compression
  2. Avoid repetition
  3. Remove extra resources
  4. Use WebP file format
  5. App design
  6. Using blocks codes properly

Compress png or jpeg images (Recommended and most effective)

Reducing the image size used in your app can easily help you to minimize your app size. You can reduce PNG file sizes without losing image quality using tools like png crush or image reducer. These tools can reduce PNG file size while conserving the discreet image quality.

Avoid repetition
Adding the same function multiple times on the same screen increases the complexity and size of the application.

Remove extra resources
Always remove extra components, unused resources to discover a possibly unused resource in your project.

Also read: How to Make Web-view loading Progress bar – Thunkable, MIT inventor

Use WebP file format
alternately of using PNG or JPEG files, you can also use the WebP file format for your images. WebP is an image format employing both lossy and lossless compression (like JPEG) as well as transparency (like PNG) but can provide better compression than either JPEG or PNG.

App design

Try to make good and clean UI (user interface) means using fewer media files, fewer components according to your need.

Using blocks codes properly
Methods are used to reduce the amount of repetition in our apps. Toggling the arrangements or displaying the buttons is something that you do over and over again which makes these actions more complex.

Tip: Try to use optimize images, videos, and sounds in your app which raises possibilities to reduce your app size. 

Using the above simple methods can decrease the application size from 5 MB to 1.0 MB approximately which definitely help you to dominate over other apps in the same category and helps in the ranking, more downloading, more user-friendly, and easy to download for the user using fewer data and less mobile memory usage.
These are the most simple tricks. There are many other tweaks that can reduce your application size. But, you should always apply above simple tricks to your Android applications to make sure you reduce the application size as much as you can.

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