I'm making a dressup game for ipad and phones, and my memory use says 170 mb which I know isn't very good.
I've read the blog posts about memory use, but it's hard to optimize this game since it needs a lot of clothes and color variations of all the clothes also. So there is a lot of images!
But I now have all the objects in the layout, and just make the different "closets" invisible and visible when the user presses the buttons in the menu.
Is it better for memory usage if they are placed outside of the layout and are created and destroyed instead?
As I've said, I've read the posts about it but I still didn't quite get if it still takes up memory usage even though it's not all on the layout all the time.
It's a lot of work to change everything so I thought I'd just ask for advice here first!