I did some “research” on the internet and noticed that other app-builders also have this “problem” as topic in their forum (AppGyver: https://docs.appgyver.com/docs/android-builds - Thunkable : https://community.thunkable.com/t/app-too-big-29-mb/58311.
But they are trying to reduce the size by building generalized apk (instead of fat) to avoid unused libraries. Slower building, but smaller size for those who really want this.
Can this be done with Flipabit? Maybe add an option (not default) like “build minimal apk” ?
I also did a little test with https://gonative.io/ and converted my personal website (including more than 5 pages, tens of pictures and some text) resulting in a apk-file of only 5 MB which could be installed easily on my phone and worked perfectly. I didn’t have to set parameters (like device,…), so I think this apk must be “minimal”. (*)
On my phone, I also have several apps, downloaded it outside GooglePlay as simple apk, only a few MB.
So I think there must be a reason why some apps are so light and others (build by Flipabit, AppGyver, Thunkable, …) are so large. I think a lot of users will be interested in the technical explication
(*) @Michael: I can send this apk as pm if you want to investigate the content, structure,…