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.
|Mileage Tracker||1.67 s||0.76 s||2.2X|
|Liar’s Dice||2.08 s||1.09 s||1.9X|
|10,000 Farkle||1.82 s||0.82 s||2.2X|
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.