How much bandwidth is used by FullStory for Mobile Apps?
On average, one minute of session replay is ~20kB of information with caching.
What’s the memory impact at runtime?
iOS: FullStory adds about 35mb - 50mb of memory utilization to an app’s current memory footprint. Memory is only used when an app is running and is shared with other running / backgrounded apps. When an app is no longer running the memory it was using is reclaimed by the system and made available to other apps.
Note: Memory is not filesize and is different from the app size that is downloaded from an app store.
What’s the performance impact?
The below table outlines the performance impact of FullStory for Mobile Apps broken out by Frame Rendering vs Janky Frames:
|Limits (95th Percentile of Frames)|
|Frame Rendering||Average impact of FSMA||Pre FSMA||Post FSMA|
|Measured the time to draw frames before and after FullStory instrumentation across multiple physical devices.||5.49%||8ms - 53ms||8ms - 57ms|
|Total Janky Frame Limits|
|Janky Frames||Average impact of FSMA||Pre FSMA||Post FSMA|
|Measured the volume of Janky frames before and after FullStory instrumentation||2%||4.76% - 70.24%||4.62% - 68.76%|
Benchmarks have been performed on the following systems:
- bruges: 15" MacBook Pro Retina, mid-2012 (MacBookPro10.1), Core i7 (Ivy Bridge) @ 2.7GHz, 16GB of RAM, OS X 10.13.6, iPhone 8 simulator
- iPod touch: 32GB iPod Touch 6G, Apple A8 @ 1.1GHz, 1GB of RAM, iOS 12.1
Builds are using default XCode debug settings.
|home screen @ f4cbb10||69.7ms/iter (+6ms/iter)||213.4ms/iter|
|random views @ f4cbb10||156.0ms/iter (+4ms/iter)||449.1ms/iter (+1ms/iter)|
|images @ f4cbb10||75.3ms/iter (+2ms/iter)||227.7ms/iter (+2ms/iter)|
|home screen @ 914a560||41.6ms/iter (+1ms/iter)||123.88ms/iter|
|random views @ 914a560||83.55ms/iter (+2ms/iter)||238.93ms/iter (+1ms/iter)|
|images @ 914a560||42.19ms/iter||120.92ms/iter (+4ms/iter)|
|home screen @a57e31f||16.42ms/iter||69.36ms/iter|
|random views @ a57e31f||27.23ms/iter||109.03ms/iter (+1ms/iter)|
|images @ a57e31f||13.10ms/iter||54.76ms/iter|
|home screen @ ac59091||3.09ms/iter|
|random views @ ac59091||7.14ms/iter|
|images @ ac59091|
How does FullStory impact app size?
FullStory increases an iOS IPA size by ~9mb.
FullStory increases Android APK size by 500KB, plus 1.5MB for each supported CPU (arm, arm64, x86, x86_64)