System-wide Library Sharing

1 · Cyril Mottier · Sept. 28, 2017, 12:46 p.m.
It is no secret I have always had interest in making mobile apps as lightweight as possible. Back in 2014, I wrote “Putting Your APKs on Diet” explaining in details the anatomy of an APK and giving several tips and tricks Android developers can use to reduce the binary size of an APK. We’re now in 2017 and mobile apps are bigger than ever. According to Sensor Tower’s analysis of App Intelligence1, the total space required by the top 10 most installed iPhone apps in the U.S. has grown from 164 MB...