Just thought I’d share a video of an iPhone app that I considered developing using Flash Professional CS5’s iPhone Packager. Of course I won’t be able to publish it to the App Store due to changes in Apple’s developer agreement but I still thought it would be interested to throw together a very rough prototype and see how it performed.
Well as you can see, even on my trusty old 1st gen iPod touch, I managed to achieve a more than acceptable frame rate using Flash. You can swipe horizontally to swap between a set of vehicles, or scroll vertically to change the skin of the current vehicle.
Okay, it’s hardly rocket science but there have been a lot of rumours going around of late that it’s almost impossible to get a decent frame rate on iPhone using Flash. That’s simply not true, but you do have to remember that you’re developing for a mobile device, which nearly always requires you to make special design and coding considerations.