Normal app size for an ionic app


Hey guys, I’ve released an app in the app store and the size was 8MB which seemed reasonable.

Now I’ve just released an update and the size is 45MB while the artwork hasn’t changed at all. There is a bit more code which uses some additional plugins but 45MB seems like a lot to me?

I’m using the following plugins:

cordova plugins
com.ionic.keyboard 0.0.1 "Keyboard" 0.3.3 "Camera"
org.apache.cordova.console 0.2.8 "Console"
org.apache.cordova.device 0.2.9 "Device"
org.apache.cordova.file 1.3.1 "File"
org.apache.cordova.file-transfer 0.4.7 "File Transfer"
org.apache.cordova.geolocation 0.3.10 "Geolocation"

Is going from 8 tot 45MB normal when using the plugins listed above? Before the update I wasn’t using geolocation, file transfer, camera and file plugins.

Thanks for the advice!


I would check the folder sizes in the platforms folder to see which one/s is the culprit.
Or do a comparison before and after in source control and see if you can spot anything there.

8mb to 45 doesn’t sound right just for plugins.

Check that your icons and splashscreens aren’t being stored in your www folder as this can add a lot of unnecessary size too.