Update Increased the size of apk by 82%


#1

Hello All,

Ealrier my apk was of size 16206KB and I upgraded some of the plugins and now my apk size is 29626KB. I have webpack installed but still couldnt get it reduced. Following are the changes I did:
Added:
“nativescript”: “^3.4.3”,
Upgrade:
tns-android From 3.4.0 to 3.4.2
tns-core-modules From 3.4.0 to ^3.4.1
Removed nativescript-pro-ui and replaced it with following:
“nativescript-ui-chart”: “^3.5.0”,
“nativescript-ui-sidedrawer”: “^3.5.1”

I tried following steps How to decrease app size and release it using webpack and NativeScript without any luck.

Thanks,
Rakesh


#2

Check deeply for any unwanted files inside your app folder. It can’t go up for no reason.


#3

Sadly, I havent done any changes inside app folder. The changes were only related to the plugins and modules upgrade which i mentioned earlier.


#4

I tried comparing the apks using Android Studio and here are the differences. The nativescript module which got added as a part of my plugin upgrade has added up more space


#5

I guess somehow nativescript CLI is added to your node modules, try deleting it and make sure there is no dependency entry of same in your package.json.


#6

Nativescript CLI was included in the apk while I upgraded some plugins. Deleted node_modules and hooks folders. Removed nativescript from package.json. Removed android platform and added it again which solved the problem.