Last year in Google I/O 2018 event, Google has introduced the new Android app packaging model named as Android App Bundles. As you can already assume by the name that the package can contain all the app code and resources in a file. So, Google has implemented the Raccoon, the APK Downloader which supports App Bundles for Google Play.
Raccoon, the APK downloader
It basically delivers the app’s APK file in a much smaller size via the Dynamic Delivery serving model which can be easily downloaded without any third-party APK site or signing to the Google Play. This packaging model will come in handy for those who deal with large APK files like developers or any advanced users.
This will also drastically reduces the app size as well to improve user data retention. It doesn’t require code development and can manage several APK files according to the device configuration. The developers can also exclude the additional functionalities from the core of the app individually. Which can be added later if required.
The App Bundles and Dynamic Delivery serving model will work perfectly for the Android user base worldwide. Meanwhile, those Android users or developers can also sideload the apps from Google Play Store externally. However, this can cause some issues with other third-party app distribution handles like APK Mirror.
Raccoon, the APK Downloader lets you download the Google Play Apps directly on your desktop/laptop. It has been updated to v4.40 with the support of Android App Bundles. The Raccoon APK downloader comes with some features like free and paid apps via Google Play Store. It can also bypass the device compatibility and country restriction along with ADB integration easily.
Reduce APK File size with Android App Bundle and Google Play Dynamic Delivery
With the help of Android App Bundle, you can compress your app based on your device requirement. Just upload your app to the Google Play Developer Console and select Create Bundle. It’s quite easy.
For instance, if a user who prefers French as a primary language, can be developed the App with the French language strings. In this way, the Dynamic Delivery will serve the French translation only while the actual APK will have all the languages.
This can drastically reduce the overall download file and installation size of the APK on your desktop.
Changelog of the v4.4.0 release:
- App Bundles support added for Google Play
- Added a download booster feature to reduce the download time
- Use the app icon from Play Store, if anyone can’t extract from the APK
- Download APK files with expansion
- Download free and paid apps directly
- Backup your apps
- ADB and QR code integration for easy file transfer