Zygote results in real speed improvements

Last week RIM announced project Zygote where they are improving the start up times of cascades apps by pre-compiling shared libraries. I gave it a go with some of my existing cascades projects and found significant improvements to the launch times of my apps.

App NameBeforeAfterImprovement
Mileage Tracker1.67 s0.76 s2.2X
Liar’s Dice2.08 s1.09 s1.9X
10,000 Farkle1.82 s0.82 s2.2X

On average these changes have eliminated 52.3% of the load times for these applications, making these changes well worth it. For details on how to implement this see instructions here and here.