How to: Decrease .apk file size after PhoneGap Build                         1
There is no need to introduce PhoneGap Build.This excellent tool for developers really open door tomobile market for a lot...
1. Download .apk file from your account on PhoneGap Build.                             3
2. Rename *.apk file to *.zip (yes, this is zip archive). Check size of apk file.I am using here FreeCommander - free file ma...
3. Open archive and select all unnecessary files. For this case: splashscreens, PhoneGap Build config.xml, icon files and pho...
4. Delete all files. Depend of your graphics size you can makefinal .apk file much or just a little smaller.                 ...
5. Finally rename your *.zip file to *.apk again. Important: this 5steps above doesnt work on Mac OS Lion - at least in my ...
NOW WE ON ANDROID     I use my Google     Nexus S phone.     After uploading     apk file into     phone, we can     instal...
...and running.Application successfully installed                             9
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    1. 1. How to: Decrease .apk file size after PhoneGap Build 1
    2. 2. There is no need to introduce PhoneGap Build.This excellent tool for developers really open door tomobile market for a lot of companies.However as a developers we can improve somethings. Android .apk file size for example. By default,PhoneGap Build dont remove a lot of files from youruploaded archive and also keep 2 copies of hisJavaScript library.Ok, lets start. 2
    3. 3. 1. Download .apk file from your account on PhoneGap Build. 3
    4. 4. 2. Rename *.apk file to *.zip (yes, this is zip archive). Check size of apk file.I am using here FreeCommander - free file manager that save me a lot of time. 4
    5. 5. 3. Open archive and select all unnecessary files. For this case: splashscreens, PhoneGap Build config.xml, icon files and phonegap-x.x.x.js 5
    6. 6. 4. Delete all files. Depend of your graphics size you can makefinal .apk file much or just a little smaller. 6
    7. 7. 5. Finally rename your *.zip file to *.apk again. Important: this 5steps above doesnt work on Mac OS Lion - at least in my case. 7
    8. 8. NOW WE ON ANDROID I use my Google Nexus S phone. After uploading apk file into phone, we can install it. 8
    9. 9. ...and running.Application successfully installed 9

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