What a new publishing format means for the future of Android

The Android App Bundle is a better way to package your app

Dom Elliott
Oct 18, 2018 · 15 min read

Android’s first 10 years

The ‘big’ problem

The ‘small’ solution

Smaller installs

We switched to the app bundle and uploaded our first internal release within an hour.

Swiggy ~23% size saving

The app bundle saves us time now that we don’t have to use multi-APK.

redBus ~22% size saving

Including assets for 20+ languages was increasing our app size and noticeably reducing our visit-to-install conversion rate before we started using the Android App Bundle.

Riafy ~37% size saving

Dynamic features

Instant discovery

Faster updates

Smaller, better, faster, fresher


Google Play Apps & Games

Tips, trends, and industry thoughts for app and game developers building businesses on Google Play.

Dom Elliott

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Product Manager, Google Play

Google Play Apps & Games

Tips, trends, and industry thoughts for app and game developers building businesses on Google Play.