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Easy ways to optimize and reduce the size of your Android Application


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Easy ways to optimize and reduce the size of your Android Application

Android device users constantly reel under the pressure of having enough space available on their devices to ensure smooth use of Android applications. More often than not, they keep clearing up space occupied by less important things to create some for the important documents and applications. However, much to their horror, they eventually receive the most annoying message of ‘Your device is running out of space.’

Unfortunately, the problem does not go undetected anymore. The full storage problems you have been facing are not just because of the less memory storage capacity of the device or its slow updating. It is also because of the large sizes of applications that your device stores.

Optimizing apps on android devices thus becomes a necessity for its smooth functioning. The primary reason Android apps consume so much space on your device is the evolving nature of the app. Designers and developers of these applications constantly upgrade them with the latest features, thereby increasing the space occupied.

Here are some easy and efficient ways to optimize apps on your android phone or device

Optimizing and compression the size of image files

High-resolution images occupy great space and slow down the functioning of the app. Images are stored in two formats: .jpeg or .png files. Several tools are available for either type of image to reduce the image size without diluting or compromising its image resolution and quality. Tools such as Guetzli and Pack jpg are advised for .jpg files. On the other hand, .pngcrush and zopflipng are recommended for the optimization of .png files. 

Removing unused methods, codes, and attributes

In an obsolete system, the process of mobile app development entails various unused codes and resources. These codes do not contribute to the usefulness of the Android application but are generated automatically and consume considerable space on your device. Hence it is recommended to track these unused codes and eliminate them straight away from the app. One can employ different tools for this purpose. Some of the popular tools include R8 Code Shrinker Tool, Pro Guard, Android Lint. 

Limiting the use of resources from the library

To uplift users’ experience and add versatility to the app developers use external libraries in developing their apps. However, most of these libraries are designed for servers and desktops, so they come along with heavy objects and methods and are not of much use to the application’s functions.

Therefore, to lessen the space occupied by these apps, you can only retain the parts your app requires to function and remove the remaining. It can be done by hiring a good app developer.

Using Android size analyzer plugin

To know the exact composition of your app, you can either hire a software development company or use an Android analyzer plugin. It will enable you to comprehend every component of your Android application. It will also provide you with a lot of data and information regarding your application and the Android package. It is one of the simplest ways to reduce app size and energize your app further. 

Hence, these are the easiest and most efficient ways to reduce your app size and optimize your Android application. Excessive space consumption by the android apps is a problem that is being faced by a large section of the population. Hiring a credible tech expert can help you resolve such issues. 

Entrust NYL for your Android App Development Necessities!

NYL Technology comes at your safe disposal with its premier expertise in app development. NYL Technology is the best android app development company in Chennai. You can avail of our services and better understand the functioning of various android apps, their space consumption, and effective ways to minimize their memory space. Hence unlock the power of digital and begin your Android app’s transformation. Quickly get in touch with us for more updates. Contact us and get a free quote for your Android Application.

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