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How to make use of Android App Bundle in Ionic Applications?

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

Hi i am Working with android applications , When i try to upload developer console says the message , “enter image description here

I hope we can reduce the app size through it , I tried in different ways i cannot get idea for that. Please help me out. Is there any Posibilities to do that.

How to&Answers:

Edit: See Matti’s answer below if you’re on Cordova >= 8.1.0


You need to have "cordova-android": 8.0.0 or later.

  • run ionic cordova build android --prod --release as usual

  • change into the /platforms/android folder and run ./gradlew bundleRelease. On Windows, the file might be called gradlew.bat instead.

This outputs the bundle at /platforms/android/app/build/outputs/bundle/release/app.aab. Sign this bundle just like you would sign the APK and upload it to the Play Store.

Answer:

Is supported natively in cordova-android >= 8.1.0

ionic cordova build android --prod --release -- -- --packageType=bundle

Note the extra -- -- dashes before --packageType. First -- is required by cordova. Second one is required because there is another cli tool between (ionic).

If you use cordova without ionic:

cordova build android --prod --release -- --packageType=bundle