Huge difference between android and ios app sizes


#1

Hi,

I’m developing my first app, it’s super small as it only checks for a wifi network to open a web view. It has just one screen with a small js script.

Plugins in use:

  • com.pylonproducts.wifiwizard
  • ionic-native/in-app-browser

The android app size is 13mb, it seemed a bit big, but I can live with it. The thing is when I compiled the app for iOS, the resulting file uploaded to iTunes is 55mb!!!

Is this size difference between platforms normal? Is there a way to optimize?

Thanks!


#2

You might look at the file size of your icons and splash screens as that is one controllable source of app size.


#3

Thanks for the tip. Compressing all the PNG images under /resources reduced the app to 20MB.

Is it still normal that there is this kind of size difference between platforms?

Thanks!


#4

I am also shocked by this. My android app is 90MB and my iOS app is over 280MB. Did you ever find out what is causing the bloat?