We have clients who are sensitive to data usage due to using mobile devices in remote locations, and it’s been discovered that loading icons from the Material library on the gateway consumes a needlessly large amount of data (e: up to 40 MB over a few minutes just from SVGs). My questions are thus:
Would moving the icons into the Perspective Designer’s Image Management system and loading them from there reduce the amount of data usage the client sees? This was my initial response when I was told this problem, but I’m unsure if it will actually help since I presume retrieving the icon resources will require data no matter where they’re stored.
If not, what other approaches should be considered in order to limit the amount of data used by Perspective? The client claimed that all the work I’ve done in Perspective would be “dead in the water” if it weren’t as data-efficient as our current Vision implementation (though I am unsure of how performant the latter is, Perspective is apparently the worse of the two).
If there’s not much I can do, would it be a consideration to add in ways to improve Perspective’s data usage? I’m not knowledgeable enough to offer specific ways of doing so, but I’m sweating bullets over potentially losing several months of development effort in Perspective.
Thanks a ton in advance–any advice is greatly appreciated.