iTunes App Size

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by ahan.tm, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. ahan.tm
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    Hi,

    As I am about submit my app with Xcode 4.3 and I was wondering about the size. If I export an .ipa with my Ad-Hoc Distribution certificate, my app weighs in at 20.8 mb. Would this change when I submit to iTunes? I remember hearing that apple further compresses the ipa size(~4mb).

    Thanks,
    Ahan
     
  2. grapes911
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    If I remember correctly, it's the other way around. Apple encrypts the file for DRM purposes and recompresses it. I think they added about 2MB to my apps.
     
  3. OverByThere
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    In Xcode 4.3 when you archive it, it tells you the estimated AppStore size. For a picture book I was working on it was 18.3 MB for the .ipa file, but the estimated AppStore size was 38MB.
     
  4. ahan.tm
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    That size is incorrect. My app's ipa was 5.9 mb and Xcode's App Store size was 11.7 mb. Finally, on the app store it is 5.9 mb.
     
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    Interesting, thanks for your reply ahan.tm, it will be interesting what size it is once we release this app to the AppStore.
     

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