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The Newly Redesigned Air Canada Mobile App (Fall 2019)

The Newly Redesigned Air Canada Mobile App (Fall 2019)

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Old Oct 31, 19, 3:26 am
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Has a new build of the beta app been released? Iím still using the version that was released a few weeks ago...
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Old Oct 31, 19, 6:03 am
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Nope. Still on the first version.
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Old Oct 31, 19, 2:45 pm
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I was able to join and will test it this weekend.

Maybe it's how they're making up for moving me from J to PY after boarding last weekend.
Interesting! I wonder why it told me the beta was full when I tried to join a few weeks ago...
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Old Nov 4, 19, 9:26 pm
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I was cleaning up storage on my Android phone (Pixel 2) and noticed that the new app is using up 3.12GB of storage on my phone; 65MB for the cache and 2.98GB of user data. Yes, I wrote the units correctly: gigabytes. I'm not sure what they are storing but that seems a bit excessive. 😉

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Old Nov 4, 19, 9:38 pm
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Originally Posted by douglasr View Post
I was cleaning up storage on my Android phone (Pixel 2) and noticed that the new app is using up 3.12GB of storage on my phone; 65MB for the cache and 2.98GB of user data. Yes, I will the units correctly: gigabytes. I'm not sure what they are storing but that seems a bit excessive. 😉
Holy moly! I will have to check mine!

If only we knew a software engineer that could explain why this is the case?

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Old Nov 4, 19, 9:48 pm
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Mine is using a similar amount. Let me see what I can determine...

I'm also getting flight notifications for flights today, even though I'm not flying today. The same flights I took yesterday.
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Old Nov 4, 19, 9:51 pm
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The app is only using 82.2 MB of storage space on my iPhone 11 so perhaps this is only a problem with Android devices.
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Old Nov 4, 19, 9:56 pm
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The app is only using 82.2 MB of storage space on my iPhone 11 so perhaps this is only a problem with Android devices.
Don't confuse "the Android app" with "Android devices".

AC is using 3x more storage on my phone than the next largest app, Snapchat, which has a ton of photos.
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Old Nov 4, 19, 10:05 pm
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Holy moly! I will have to check mine!

If only we knew a software engineer that could explain why this is the case?

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I'm a software developer too; but based on my experience, though limited with mobile apps and the myriad ways to architect them, I see no reason for this. The old app is only using 156MB and has an online schedule downloaded so it's not that. And I've only got 9 trips loaded into "My Trips" so it can't possibly be that.
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Old Nov 4, 19, 10:08 pm
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106 MB on iPhone XR
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Old Nov 4, 19, 10:11 pm
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Originally Posted by WaytoomuchEurope View Post
106 MB on iPhone XR
122.8 on iPhone XS
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Old Nov 4, 19, 10:11 pm
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Don't confuse "the Android app" with "Android devices".

AC is using 3x more storage on my phone than the next largest app, Snapchat, which has a ton of photos.
Uh oh...

Apple VS. Android, maybe we should move this thread to TechRadar lol

I should have said app all the same, my mistake.
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Old Nov 4, 19, 10:13 pm
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Uh oh...

Apple VS. Android, maybe we should move this thread to TechRadar lol

I should have said app all the same, my mistake.
I actually think it's interesting to see the different amounts of space AC's app takes up on a variety of devices.
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Old Nov 4, 19, 10:21 pm
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151 Mb for me. If its user data maybe there is a bunch of saved searches or other peoples data (say you inputted someone elses aeroplan #). Or even due to a lot of flights booked or the past
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Old Nov 4, 19, 10:22 pm
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But I literally just reinstalled it.
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