On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 4:39 PM, Bret Foreman <bret.fore...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I currently have a flat file in my assets directory that I read into
> SQLite the first time I need something from the appropriate table.
> That works OK, but I'm effectively doubling the space required for
> that data and it's a lot of data.
> I'd like to recover that space. I did some searching and this appears
> to be one of the most common unsolved issues with Android. It appears
> the only clean way to do it is to connect to some online storage
> service like S3. I'd like something easier than that. Any ideas?

I've seen several dictionary apps that include the data in an app that
you download separately. When you download the data app, all it does
is copies the data to SD and then puts up a message saying you can
remove the app.

The process does involve a little extra work from the user the first
time they use your app so it's not perfect, but I've never been
bothered by it.

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