Tips for reducing APK file size

Are you having problems getting under the current 50 MB upload limit imposed by Android Market™? Don’t let it be a roadblock in preparing your Android™ app for market. Instead, use these excellent tips for reducing the file size of your APK. David Karlsson, a software architect at Sony Ericsson, will get you all the details. Read more after the jump.

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Tips for reducing APK file size

Tips for reducing APK file size

Are you having problems getting under the current 50 MB upload limit imposed by Google Play? Don’t let it be a roadblock in preparing your Android™ app for market. Instead, use these excellent tips for reducing the file size of your APK. David Karlsson, a software architect at Sony Mobile, will get you all the details. Read more after the jump.

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Tips for reducing APK file size

Game developer tip 6 and 7: Detecting Wi-Fi™ and checking the SD card

We’ve added some new, and very important tips to the Game developer recommendations list. The first recommendation is that your app should check for a Wi-Fi™ connection, which benefits users who may have a limited data plan and helps carriers reserve network bandwidth for other services. The second recommendation is that your app should check the status of the SD card. This is important since the SD card automatically unmounts when the back cover of the device is removed and may cause the SD card to become unreadable. Read on for more details.

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Game developer tip 6 and 7: Detecting Wi-Fi™ and checking the SD card

Game developer tip 6 and 7: Detecting Wi-Fi™ and checking the SD card

We’ve added some new, and very important tips to the Xperia™ Game Developer Recommendations list. The first recommendation is that your app should check for a Wi-Fi™ connection, which benefits users who may have a limited data plan and helps carriers reserve network bandwidth for other services. The second recommendation is that your app should check the status of the SD card. This is important since the SD card automatically unmounts when the back cover of the device is removed and may cause the SD card to become unreadable. Read on for more details.

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Game developer tip 6 and 7: Detecting Wi-Fi™ and checking the SD card

Game developer tip 5: Using proper versioning

If you haven’t put much thought into how you assign the application versioning for your game, it is definitely an important detail you should keep in mind. Correct versioning makes it easier for you to maintain the development of your game, and makes it easier for users to keep track of what version they are running. This is the fifth in a series of tips that supplement the XperiaTM game developer recommendations. This tip expands on Packaging recommendations – PK6 in the list of game developer recommendations: For the final version of a game, the version value should be “1.0.0″ or higher and the current APK version should be higher than for any of the game’s previous releases.

Read more about this important recommendation after the jump.

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Game developer tip 5: Using proper versioning

Game developer tip 5: Using proper versioning

If you haven’t put much thought into how you assign the application versioning for your game, it is definitely an important detail you should keep in mind. Correct versioning makes it easier for you to maintain the development of your game, and makes it easier for users to keep track of what version they are running. This is the fifth in a series of tips that supplement the game developer recommendations. This tip expands on Packaging recommendations – PK6 in the list of game developer recommendations: For the final version of a game, the version value should be “1.0.0″ or higher and the current APK version should be higher than for any of the game’s previous releases.

Read more about this important recommendation after the jump.

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Game developer tip 5: Using proper versioning

Game developer tip 4: Displaying game keys and buttons accurately

This is the fourth in a series of tips that supplement the Xperia game developer recommendations. This tip expands on Display recommendations – DS3 in the list of game developer recommendations: If applicable, the representations of the device’s buttons should be displayed in the correct layout.

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Game developer tip 4: Displaying game keys and buttons accurately

Game developer tip 4: Displaying game keys and buttons accurately

This is the fourth in a series of tips that supplement the game developer recommendations. This tip expands on Display recommendations – DS3 in the list of game developer recommendations: If applicable, the representations of the device’s buttons should be displayed in the correct layout.

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Game developer tip 4: Displaying game keys and buttons accurately

Game developer tip 3: Installing large APK files to the SD card

This is the third in a series of tips that supplement the XperiaTM game developer recommendations. This tip expands on Packaging recommendation PK3 in the list of game developer recommendations: Any APK file larger than 5MB should be installed directly to the SD card.

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Game developer tip 3: Installing large APK files to the SD card

Game developer tip 3: Installing large APK files to the SD card

This is the third in a series of tips that supplement the game developer recommendations. This tip expands on Packaging recommendation PK3 in the list of game developer recommendations: Any APK file larger than 5MB should be installed directly to the SD card.

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Game developer tip 3: Installing large APK files to the SD card
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