Market reporting wrong app size

by Stephen Lebed » Thu, 08 Jul 2010 10:47:26 GMT

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 I've just released an update to my app and the apk file is 3.5mb on my
system.  It is reported as 3.5mb in the developer console.  But in the
market it is showing up as 7.02mb.  I'm now getting comments that that
app is too big and I feel people may not purchase it if they think it
will take up 7mb of space.  Is anyone else seeing this problem?


Market reporting wrong app size

by TreKing » Fri, 09 Jul 2010 21:30:55 GMT


Do you have copy protection on?

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Market reporting wrong app size

by H9kDroid » Sat, 17 Jul 2010 02:27:18 GMT


I have the same problem, It reports the size exactly 2 times bigger
then the size I uploaded just as your. And I cant find the app with my
comment downloader, my old once works but not this new updated app.


Market reporting wrong app size

by Bob Kerns » Sat, 17 Jul 2010 02:48:20 GMT

 If you have copy protection turned on, your app actually DOES take 2x
the .apk size when installed.

This is just one of many drawbacks to the copy protection feature.


Market reporting wrong app size

by H9kDroid » Sat, 17 Jul 2010 09:24:00 GMT

 Thanks for your answer, that was my mistake. A missclick when I
scrolled down I guess.
I found out what was wrong about 20 min after the upload and changed
it back to no copy protection and everything was fine again.

But now I wonder if this will have any more negative impact on my app?

Everyone that did an update before I changed it back, will they have
problems with the next update? I uninstalled my copy during search for
any clue why the size was wrong so I cant check it myself :(

I got an online hiscorelist and there was a some ppl uploading scores
with the copyprotected version (and not everyone do an update so its
more then I know about).


Market reporting wrong app size

by String » Sat, 17 Jul 2010 15:45:35 GMT

 Um, no. Copy protection doubles the size of the download - this is
what the Market is reporting - but once installed, it doesn't take
double space.

Note, however, that the handset does still need the free RAM at
install time to deal with the double-size APK.



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