My sprites were way too big. We have a lot of detail done on large backgrounds so the tiled background option wasn't really feasible. Also, when I started working on the game, directCanvas from appMobi was just launched and that didn't support tiled background at all. Which in turn caused me to use sprites for everything.
At one stage I tried to cut up some of the larger images to see if it would improve performance, but it didn't. Little did I know that it actually had.
So now I am at a situation where I am going to chop up my images and manually tile them. But I have some questions that hopefully someone with some more technical knowledge can tell me.
Does tiled background perform the same as a sprite if there is only one "tile"? Or is it stll faster?
Is there a plugin to easily tile images?
How small should should my tiles be? 256 x 256, 512 x 512, or could I get away with bigger? My background is approx 3072 x 1024.
I don't mean to be lazy and not search the forum - I have actually done some searching and reading, but I was hoping to get feedback from people who have come to the same situation.