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Hinfo Data Size Comparison

We focused on creating Hinfo in a way that uses minimal data, whilst providing a great experience.

Reducing the amount of download has a number of major benefits for guests. It saves data from the Wi-Fi allowance your property provides to guests and/or mobile data off your guests phone plan, results in faster download times if guests have a slow internet connection and saves space on the guests devices to store other content.

Guests entering a property requires only 1-25MB~ per property, depending on the number of images used and viewing all information with default settings can use 35MB~ in total. These figures may be slightly different depending on the information provided to us. In addition, general web browsing usage is also required, but will be less data usage with more direct links to webpages provided in the app.

As of Nov 2019:

This all means Hinfo works on almost all smartphones and tablets actively used in Australia today.

These figures should be viewed as a guideline for who is staying at your property.

All figures below are based on an iPhone X running iOS 13 and Samsung Galaxy S8 running Android 9.0 in mid December 2019.

Apple's App Store only shows the install size for each app, which is the amount of storage it uses on the device. Developers are the only people who can see the download size for their own apps. We have included the download size for Hinfo below, but no two same apps are to scale for download vs. install size.

'Data Usage after Install' figures highlight how much download is required after installing the app on your smartphone or tablet to use the majority of its functions.

iPhone and iPad Install Size

Details are ranked based on the size the app takes up on your iPhone or iPad.

Hinfo (16MB)

Shazam (49.7MB)

Netflix (80.9MB)

Spotify (99.4MB)

Twitter (110.1MB)

Instagram (112.9MB)

AFL Live (158.6MB)

LinkedIn (169MB)

Snapchat (183.6MB)

YouTube (184.5MB)

eBay (193.3MB)

Facebook (243.3MB)

Candy Crush Saga (246.4MB)

Android Download Size

Details are ranked based on the download size the app requires to then install on your device.

Hinfo (4.79MB)

Shazam (10.39MB)

Netflix (13.16MB)

Twitter (17.30MB)

Spotify (23.24MB)

LinkedIn (25.65MB)

YouTube (29.52MB)

Instagram (30.09MB)

AFL Live (35.98MB)

eBay (39.52MB)

Snapchat (52.11MB)

Facebook (54.50MB)

Candy Crush Saga (90.71MB)

All Figures

App

iPhone & iPad Install Size

Android Download Size

Data Usage after Install

Hinfo

16MB (9.5MB Download Size)

4.79MB

1-25MB during stay with default settings + general web browsing data usage.

iPhone/iPad App Download is between 7-10MB depending on specific model used.

Facebook

243.3MB

54.50MB

Approx. 80MB per hour. [1]

Twitter

110.1MB

17.30MB

Likely similar to Facebook at approx. 80MB per hour.

Instagram

112.9MB

30.09MB

Approx. 720MB per hour. [1]

Snapchat

183.6MB

52.11MB

Approx. 160MB per hour. [1]

LinkedIn

169MB

25.65MB

Likely similar to Facebook at approx. 80MB per hour.

Shazam

49.7MB

10.39MB

Likely approx. 1-2MB per song recognized through Shazam.

eBay

193.3MB

39.52MB

General Web Browsing Data Usage.

AFL Live

158.6MB

35.98MB

General Web Browsing Data Usage.

Other Popular Apps

These apps are for point of reference and should not be compared to Hinfo.

These apps use much more data, due to gaming or streaming audio/visual content.

App

iPhone & iPad Install Size

Android Download

Data Usage after Install

Candy Crush Saga

246.4MB

90.71MB

Minimal Data Required for In-App Purchases and Leaderboards.

Netflix

80.9MB

13.16MB

300-3,000MB per hour, depending on streaming quality settings. [3]

Spotify

99.4MB

23.24MB

72-144MB per hour, depending on streamed music quality. [3]

YouTube

184.5MB

29.52MB

100MB-750MB per hour, depending on streaming video quality. [3]

1. https://www.whistleout.com.au/MobilePhones/Guides/Mobile-broadband-usage-guide

2. https://www.whistleout.com.au/MobilePhones/Guides/How-Much-Data-Does-Google-Maps-Use

3. https://www.whistleout.com.au/Broadband/Guides/Broadband-Usage-Guide