Wednesday, July 25, 2012 11:26 AM
Hi! Can someone comment or share a link on the maximum application download size in the Windows 8 store? Is there a certain size, similar to WP7, which disables OTA updates?
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 2:38 PM
Hi S Tonstad,
The following certification requirement might be useful to you:
4.5 Your app must protect customers from unintentional large data transfers over metered networks
When operating over a metered network, your app must offer the customer the option of permitting these transfers without limit or limit audio and video transfers to these data rates:
Video streams, which include download-only and two-way video messaging, must use an adaptive bit-rate technology and limit the transfer rate to no more than 256 Kbps.
Audio streams, which include voice over IP (VOIP), must limit the data rate to no more than 64KBps. When the customer’s computer is connected to a metered network, your app must obtain permission from the customer or wait until it has access to an unrestricted network before it performs any synchronization, upload, or download that requires a total transfer larger than Windows.Networking.Connectivity.DataPlanStatus.MaxTransferSizeInMegabytes.
When the customer’s computer is operating outside of its home network or connected to a metered network while over the data limit, your app must obtain permission from the customer before it performs any data transfer that is larger than 1 megabyte.
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 2:58 PM
Hi Mark! Thanks for responding and I appreciate the certification requirements! Unfortunately, this doesn't answer my question. To clarify, I am asking about the maximum download size of a Windows 8 store application before it is allowed to execute. For example, WP7 has a limit which prevents apps from downloading OTA and it forces an app to be downloaded using WI-FI. Pretty sure that I cannot submit a 10GB application to the app store. There is a limit and what is it? When does the OTA limit kick in?
- Edited by S Tonstad Wednesday, July 25, 2012 3:27 PM
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 3:15 PMModerator
Hello S Tonstad,
The maximum package size is 2 GB. Have a look at the Package Details page. Various requirements are listed there including the metadata, language and file format requirements. I hope this helps. Please let us know if you have other questions. Good luck with development!
- Marked As Answer by S Tonstad Wednesday, July 25, 2012 3:25 PM