Adam Mark

Web design and development

App Cloud Content Feeds: Getting to Green

I just smashed my personal content feed optimization record in App Cloud. The original feed, a YouTube playlist, clocked in at 176KB. Whoa.

So how’d I do it? First, I limited the number of entries to 20 (the original feed had 25). Then I eliminated all the fields I didn’t need, leaving only 9 or 10.

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The result: 20KB. A nearly 90% reduction! As soon as I tamed this bad boy, my app sped up noticeably. Not only does the payload come down faster, the app can process it faster.