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Discussion in 'Android Development' started by Robert Harp, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Robert Harp

    Robert Harp Lurker
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    Extremely stupid question.

    Is it possible to have an app made to pull everything off a database somewhere to reduce its download size?

    I know it'd make the app useless unless you have coverage.
     

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    You can pull stuff from a DB, sure. But some stuff (like code, layout XML) is better left in the app.

    Images/video/sound (even large text DBS) you can read dynamically and might make sense to put on a server. But it will also create a lot of work for you, especially managing the connection. Most cell and WiFi connections drop in and out once in awhile, so you have to plan for those failed connections.
     

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