Why is my Flutter app so large?

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18    6 months ago

Why is my Flutter app so large?

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6 months ago

If you’ve run a Flutter application, you know it’s fast. Blazingly fast. How does it do that? When building an application, instead of only taking specific resources, it essentially takes all of them. Why does that help? Because if I change an icon from one to the other, it doesn't have to do a complete rebuild of the application. That’s why a Flutter debug build is so large. When a release build is created, only the needed resources are taken in and we get sizes we’re much more used to. Flutter apps will still be a tad bit larger than Android apps but it’s rather minuscule and plus the Flutter team is constantly looking for ways to reduce app size.