What is the size of HelloWorld archives for iOS and Android?

I've just created an archives of SamplyGame (in release mode) for mobile platforms and I'm slightly discouraged:
***** Archive size for iOS is ~48 mb
***** Archive size for Android is ~10 mb

It looks not good... I hope I did something wrong.

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  • MikeGringauzMikeGringauz ILMember

    @MigueldeIcaza said:
    Also note that if you are targeting iOS 9, you will automatically get the benefit of Apple splitting your executables per platform, so the individual downloads will only contain the code for a particular device.

    By the means of byte-code?

  • Is there a way to take advantage of this without targeting iOS9?

  • EgorBoEgorBo BYXamarin Team ✭✭✭
    edited March 2016

    ARM64+ARMv7 ipa for App Store is 26mb targeting iOS 8.0 (empty xamarin.ios app is about to 8mb) - it includes native libs for both architectures + basic CoreData assets. If you set "ARM64 only" you will get ~17mb ipa.

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