Over the past year and a half, we have been working on converting all major pages in our app to Lua. Our most recent push was turning on the Lua Home & Games page to 100% across all mobile devices.
We are proud to announce that as of today, we have begun an AB test on iOS Phones for an all-new Lua Game Details page. This page will get users into your games faster and provide a more visually pleasing experience while users learn what your game is about.
Here are performance comparisons between the current & new Game Details page. (This is using an iPhone 6 on our internal network. Load times may be impacted based on your own device & network.)
A Note on Game Thumbnails: We noticed while we were building this page that certain games round the corners of their thumbnails. To achieve this effect, they are coloring the corners white. We recommend that games do not do this as it is not considered best practice.
Q: What’s next?
A: 2019 is going to be an incredible year for Roblox and our app. We have many improvements to this page queued up for the coming months. On top of this, we will continue our mission to move Web Views into Lua. The first pages on our list are Badges & Store in the Game Details page.
Q: Did you remove anything?
A: No, we just moved everything around.
Q: I noticed that some pages still take me to the old Game Details?
A: Due to our current native infrastructure, it would have required a high level of effort to have the navigation stack hook up to the Lua page. This is giving us more fuel to drive the conversion of all Web Views into Lua pages.