Why is the compiled Cocoa POD file large?

Question

Why is the compiled Cocoa POD file so large? GitHub has file size limits.

Applies To

  • Cocoa POD
  • GitHub

Answer

Apple explains this in this as follows:

"The size of your IPA produced by Xcode is not representative of the size of your app downloaded to a user's device. Depending on what features you select when uploading to the store, the IPA will contain a variety of supporting resources beyond the .app, such as symbol files and dSYMs for symbolicating crash reports delivered to you from the App Store. Additionally, depending on a variety of factors, the IPA you submit may contain machine code in addition to bitcode, but the app delivered to the end user only has the recompiled bitcode."

Finally, Github allows you to work with large files. For more information, see GitHub's instructions on Distributing Large Binaries.

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