2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 28, 2016 9:56 AM by vangroover

    Max PGB app size

    BobAchgill Level 1

      1) Is the max app size still 1GB?


      2) Is that the zip file upload size or the finished apk size?


      3) How much is the cost for the ability to compile the max app size?  When I follow the link...


      I can not find the $29.99 option under the individual tab.  And under the business tab i find $29.99 but not PGB option.  I am confused.


      4) Can the PGB Windows desktop also build the max size app?  Is that free or does it require a monthly fee?


      5) Does the max app size require that amount of RAM on the phone to run?


      6) What is the storage space required on the phone to install an app that is the max app size?




      And Merry Christmas!



        • 1. Re: Max PGB app size
          kerrishotts Adobe Employee

          Merry Christmas. I'm not a staff at PGB, so take my response with a grain of salt. Adobe folks, please correct me if anything I say is wrong.


          1. As far as I know.


          2. I've never tried, and I'm not staff, so I don't know how the limit is calculated.


          3. IIRC, you have to pay for the full Adobe CC plan ($49.99) to get 1GB.


          4. I don't know what you mean here -- do you mean the PhoneGap Desktop App (not related to PhoneGap Build), or do you mean building for Windows using PhoneGap Build? If the latter, the size limits should be the same. If the former, the Desktop App doesn't have any enforced limits, and is free to use.


          5. The amount of memory required by an app is highly variable and dependent upon how you code the app and how many assets you have loaded simultaneously. If a memory leak is present, it'd be entirely possible that your app could consume significantly more memory than the app size. There's no good way to answer this question without specifics.


          6. There's no good way to answer this either, since it depends upon the compression ratio of the app bundle. The OS will decompress the app bundle, so at minimum the space required will be the expanded app size, but there may also be file system differences that would result in size variations as well. Furthermore, if your app stores content locally, you'll end up consuming additional space.


          I would seriously question whether or not you need to create a 1GB app bundle. You /can/ download content after installation using various means (File Transfer plugin, code pushes, etc.). I suspect you'll have nothing but trouble at 1GB even locally (you have to upload that bundle to an app store too...).

          • 2. Re: Max PGB app size
            vangroover Adobe Employee

            for creative cloud subscribers the max upload size is 1GB


            max app size is calculated on the compressed size of the app.  this is after it has been unzipped/cloned and any hidden or source control files are removed (./.git etc.)


            i am not sure if it possible as a single product subscription. it is either 9.99$ a month for single product subscription (100mb limit), or as part a full creative cloud subscription (50$ a month).