Android Crosswalk vs Android

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Post » Thu May 21, 2015 6:22 am

Hi,

I developed a simple game and i want to export it to android only.When i build the project with INTEL xdk with crosswalk for android i am getting apk with size of 19.2 Mb where as with INTEL Xdk android export the APK size is 1.2MB. Which is best for me and whats the difference between android and crosswalk for android.Its a simple game with less graphics and assets.
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Post » Thu May 21, 2015 9:19 am

Without using Crosswalk, your app will only run well on Android 5.0+ where the system webview supports WebGL, Web Audio etc. Crosswalk allows it to run well on Android 4.0+, which is most devices.
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Post » Thu May 21, 2015 11:11 am

Thanks for the info but the crosswalk build apk size is so much higher than normal apk(19mb,2mb).Is ther anything i can do to reduce the apk size generated using crosswalk.
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Post » Thu May 21, 2015 11:49 am

No, it's bundling the entire Chromium browser engine with your game. Android 5.0+ is gradually gaining market share and once that reaches a majority then you can use that to get the same results without the file size overhead.
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Post » Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:35 am

Superb information right there Ashley. Very good to know.
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Post » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:18 pm

i was search for this comparison long time ago and me too i want to know the difference between android and crosswalk export. thank you ashley for make that clear
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