Much like the quick, 60 second Platino installer I threw together for Mac abut 2 weeks ago, this was the result of insomnia (hence being part of the “insomnia series”)- so expect substandard video quality and a little shaking 😉
The main purpose here was just to show Platino running a Flappy Bird clone* on various iOS and Android devices, including x86 devices, from the last 5 years**.
*The Flappy Bird clone is a complete project you can get from the official Platino sample code page; here I don’t even attempt to play it but had I tapped the screen to begin you’d see pipes appearing, Flappy Bird falling and rising with taps, etc.
**This may not sound like long, especially when you read “2010” or “2011” as release date and think “That doesn’t seem so long ago!” – but the thing to remember is that Apple released the very first iPhone at the very end of June (the 29th) 2007. This makes the oldest apps less than 8 years old. Thus, a 5 year old device like the iPhone 4 is practically a fossil and the fact it’s running this so smoothly is, frankly, something to be impressed by.