How to build a big app / APK: max. 100 MB (Play Store limit)

Steps to build a big appAPK > 32 MB (Kodular limit) and ≤ 100 MB (PlayStore limit):

You can use eg APK Editor Studio or AppToMarket (update apktool.jar !) for that.
First download the keystore “android.keystore” from your Kodular account and rename it to: “android.ks

  1. remove some big files (png, jpg, mp3, wav, …) from the assets (AIA < 20 MB, better < 5 MB)
  2. build APK
  3. decompile APK
  4. (re)insert the missing files to the assets
  5. recompile your app
  6. sign APK

Video tutorial (APK Editor Studio):

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I am trying to build an small app for my big app

Yes, that is always a good idea and desirable.

But sometimes you don’t want to allow users direct access to (media) files. Therefore, it is the only way to have them in the app package (assets). In this way, you cannot access them without rooting the device.

So my apps were all built this way (not available worldwide):


https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=BodyMindPower

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Your all apps size are quite large. Some people are use limited data. So they wouldn’t try to install your app

As you can see, all of my apps are paid apps. In the past 6 years no one has ever complained about the size of the apps, neither in the Play Store nor in the App Store (iOS apps, 130-175 MB).

Modern Android devices usually have an internal storage of at least 128 GB. So it shouldn’t be a problem.

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All paid apps and all of them have rating above 4.5!? That is really impressive! Congrats Anke!
On a side note, I might have to use one of your apps. My Fitbit is telling me I’m sleeping between 3 to 5 hours most of the days. :flushed:

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are all apps made by kodular ?

No, some were created with App Inventor. But most will soon be updated with Kodular because gapless looping (music, nature sound) no longer works on some Chinese devices with the TaifunPlayer. However, there are no problems with the ExoPlayer.

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I use too exoplayer because is speed and work good, even when it was with a lot of bugs…

I think 4 hours of sleep should really be enough … when I was young I actually didn’t sleep at all. :wink:

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What are you using for iOS apps? Thunkable?

Xcode & Swift