Dynamic vs. static framework

PDFTron includes both dynamic and static versions of the framework. For most apps we recommend using the dynamic version of the framework for the following reasons:

  • It is simpler to integrate
  • It decreases compile times
  • It allows for smaller App Store delta updates

The main reason to consider using the static framework is if your app is particularily sensitive to the initial download size. Because static linking will remove portions of the framework the app does not use, it will result in a smaller final .ipa. For more information, please see the Framework size guide.