Snippet: The End For Bloated Magazine Apps? ☇

Shared on March 9, 2012

I’m gonna have to agree with Cult of Mac‘s Charlie Sorrel on this one:

Because these magazine apps use PDFs and JPGs to essentially show you pictures of their pages, they’re already huge. Wired’s iPad app weighs in at up to 500MB per copy. If we apply Sleight’s numbers to this, even assuming that Wired’s pages are already at the top end, it could bloat up to around six or seven times its current size. That puts us squarely into multiple Gigabyte territory: That’s a lot to store on a 64GB device, and don’t even think about the downloads.

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