So since the Ionic team did the excellent job of automating the integration of Crosswalk in (ionic/cordova) android apps, have been playing with the tool. The size of the built apk was the first deal-breaker for me, being able to make separate Arm and X86 builds helped a little but the size of the installed app still worries me.
I considered enabling apps to run from SD cards via the Move To SD Card feature in android and that was a breeze to achieve. Moving apps to the SD card sure helps to ameliorate the effect of the app size on the phone memory and performance. What I’d like to table for discussion here are the pitfalls of doing or allowing this on the app? What do you guys think about this?
By the way, to enable the feature edit the AndroidManifest.xml file of the application to add an entry for “android:installLocation” to the ‘manifest’ tag - set the value to ‘auto’.
Let me know what you all think.