This is the second part of what I’m calling the “Insomnia Series”, which is basically random things I do at 4am after not sleeping in a few days. Enjoy!

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.

Please stay tuned; this was a little warm up to get me going on Platino for Newbies, which will start filling this site up from next week and will be aimed at people who want to develop mobile apps and games, cross platform, (iOS and Android, soon more ;-)) with either limited, or zero, previous experience with coding, in Javascript or otherwise.

 

Peach Pellen

 

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