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 Name Before After Improvement
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.