Iphone – Question about IPhone app bundle reasonable size for App Store. Storage memory!


I plan to submit my new app to App Store. App consist of a lot of image resources (animation) – more than 40M.
Is there any formal limits at App Store of the app bundle size? I never see such condition and think it will be ok. Is it right?

My major question is..
Is there any negative aspects for usability in case app is a huge?
-increase user traffic
-problem with installation

Should I try to reduce my app size as much as I can? (actually I've done it already but size still big)

I have no statistic on this point. What is the average app size at app store and how many exclusion with big size?

Thanks, Mike/

Best Solution

The only limit that I'm aware of is that if your app is larger than 10 megabytes, you must download it over wifi when installing via the App Store on the phone.

There are some huge apps that I've installed, including:

  • Apple's Hold em: 172.8 MB
  • Spore: 68.5 MB
  • Oregon Trail: 52.6 MB
  • and 10 more that are over 40MB

I'd venture to guess that the upcoming Tom Tom app with the maps will be very large.

I don't think most people look at app size when downloading via iTunes or even on the phone when on Wifi. Smaller applications will install faster, but at that point they've already bought the application.

If you somehow have the ability to get your app under 10MB, then I'd say shoot for it. I don't have any actual numbers, but I would guess it certainly wouldn't hurt. However, if you can't get down to 10MB, I would spend only a reasonable amount of time getting your application size down. The decrease in download time and disk space I doubt will raise sales that much.