Do you think the size is excessive? How large is it? Do you include some seed data for your database? Do you have a lot of images/videos or other static content?
It's hard to help without any details about your app.
Sorry my bad. I should have included more info.
I have not yet connected to any databases. Basically only html and css. 3 UI pages were created.
3 css files with sizes 42KB, 120KB 19KB
2 JS files both for jquery mobile patch and minified
Well images directory holds up to be 3.2 MB (Thats a lot i guess)
and default Application file structure.
The app with 3 pages UI design sized up to 10 MB
I have used minifed in build.yml also to minify the css and JS stuffs.
What should I do? is there any way to compress the size from Rhodes framework itself?
That's about the minimum size of a Rhodes app. There really isn't anything to do to make it smaller.
I think that is pretty reasonable. Have you look at the size of apps lately?
The good news is that's a static overhead, and it doesn't grow much as you write more code.
Rhodes has a "big lump" of code which is the actual RhoRunner app that runs your Ruby code. Because of recent changes, both iOS and Android apps get built with two different architectures (iOS 32 and 64-bit, Android ARM and Intel) and that has almost doubled the minimum possible app size.
Thanks Jon for your help. Really appreciated.