The availability of highly resourceful and rocking apps at our disposal, has actually revolutionized the world of technology. It has provided a wild world of entertainment to the users and has also contributed significantly towards smartly reducing their work. However the problem arises when the users have to download the apps. With the increase in the growth and development in the apps section, the technical intricacies being included in the same have caused the apps to be heavy weighing and it becomes a daunting task to download the same.
If you have been over the time perturbed and annoyed by the constant requirements of having a broad band connection prior to downloading the app, you may be further aggravated by the recent announcement of Android team.
In the recent announcement, Android team gave the liberty to the mobile app developers to attach two extra files, along with the app, each being of file size 2 GB. Thus the ultimate app may weight somewhere around 4 GB if any developer make use of this provision.
We are providing you with the internal statement of the company, regarding this announcement:
Android applications have historically been limited to a maximum size of 50MB. This works for most apps, and smaller is usually better — every megabyte you add makes it harder for your users to download and get started. However, some types of apps, like high-quality 3D interactive games, require more local resources.
So today, we’re expanding the Android app size limit to 4GB.
The good news is that Google has volunteered to host all of the files and hence the smaller shops would be relieved of to the burden to support the colossal file sizes of the hosted files.
Android team is hopeful that these changes in the file size will provide better scope and opportunities to the mobile app developers and they will be able to include much advanced and engrossing features like 3D graphics, audio and video etc in the apps. Before downloading the apps, the users will be intimated about the large file size of the apps in question and thus, prior to downloading the app, you can ensure if you are on a fast speed connection or not. You can save it for the later download and even if the connection is lost, the download will resume later.
Though this new innovation is great for the app developers, we are just hopeful that developers make the judicious use of the liberty being offered in terms of app size. If every developer start blotting their apps up “not really required” features or perhaps skip the step to optimize the website for superior performance on a mobile platform, it will only add to the helplessness of the users. If each of the app happens to be larger in size, the users would require quick storage updates and large storage capacities to sustain the same.