iTunes App Size

Discussion in 'iPhone/iPad Programming' started by ahan.tm, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Location:
    Florida
    #1
    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. Moderator emeritus

    grapes911

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2003
    Location:
    Citizens Bank Park
    #2
    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. macrumors newbie

    OverByThere

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Location:
    Rugby, UK
    #3
    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. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    Location:
    Florida
    #4
    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.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

    OverByThere

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2011
    Location:
    Rugby, UK
    #5
    Interesting, thanks for your reply ahan.tm, it will be interesting what size it is once we release this app to the AppStore.
     

Share This Page