01-24-2011 01:16 PM - edited 01-24-2011 01:17 PM
i was trying to conceive a way to perhaps make the splash screen futureproof, in the event that preceding versions of PlayBook have larger screens / resolution. what if he splash screen was 1024x600 at say, 300PPI, could/would future versions of PlayBook automatically scale, and hopefully smooth, the image to fit?
01-24-2011 01:22 PM
My guess is that you would probably supply a different splash screen per screen size like is done with icons. But since that could easily be a year off, the simplest thing to do is to just fix it for now. If they centered the splash with alpha background, then one could fit all larger screens since I doubt they will go smaller for now (for tablets).
01-24-2011 01:51 PM
Best way, for now, to be future-proof is not to use the splash-screen feature yet. I don't plan to until at least the next SDK is out (assuming it fixes support for splash-screens in portrait mode).
Small apps will probably show it to the user for less than a second anyway. Larger apps may be better served by having a "true" splash screen loaded as part of their application, then contriving to dynamically load all the remaining code and assets while that is displayed, since that way they could show progress, an animation, etc.
01-25-2011 11:29 AM
I see nothing in that article which refers to centering the splash screen, or making it transparent. It does show the use of the transparency setting for the app stage itself, and it does show an example of a trivial app which happens to centre its content, but that's all.
06-02-2011 08:40 AM
Search is your friend! :-)