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If I use advanced minify, the android app takes much longer time for the app to finish installing... I also freezes on the loading bar loader...
I also don't understand the "storyboard splash", do I really need to use it? Doesn't matter the size of the image I choose, there's always a lot of "color background" behind it... Cant I use a "full screen-sized" image? I used to have the loading bar and then go to the first layout... Now (using simple minify) it shows the storyboard splash, loading bar (which is always either empty or full bar, without any hint of actually loading), then a BLANK BLACK SCREEN for 4 to 5 seconds, and the loading layout I created... Too much stuff...
I just want to use this release to increase the API level, as now required by Play Store... But I cant release this... Please hurry the stable version?
Minifying should not affect the app loading time significantly. Other users have indicated the splash screen is working correctly for them on both iOS and Android now, and my own tests on a couple of devices have shown it working correctly too. It's difficult to help without more information - maybe post to the forum with a sample project, or file an issue following all the guidelines.
The loading time is not affected, the problem is when using advanced minify, the app doesn't pass the loading bar. The loading bar doesnt help the user to know if its loading or not, its always either empty or full... The time to complete installing the apk is what I noticed took much longer. I will try to export not using any minify at all.
What about the story board splash? Cant I set up a full size image? I did that but then the image is downsized and what is mostly shown is the BG color we can choose.
Also, I still get a blank screen between loading bar and first layout... And the time stuck there increased.
I've run a number of tests and I've never observed the things you're describing. Please file issues following all the guidelines if you think there is a problem with Construct - we need all that information to be able to help.
Sorry to be a pain... If I use advanced minify script, the app freezes on the loading bar... If simple minify, takes longer to load, and if I don't minify at all, things seem to run ok (but I still get a black screen for a couple of seconds between loading and first layout. I dont think this is reportable by the standard protocol... Maybe I could record a video... Cause you wont be able to reproduce, just like that "editor frozen on chrome" bug. So maybe wait to see if someone get that issue.
I fixed the appearance of the storyboard loader, my mistake. Not used to it and maybe not necessary for me. If I could have the storyboard layout with a functioning loading bar, that would be nicer.
Well it will be nice to have the next stable released when it's ready. Cheers.