During last Monday’s Corona Geek Hangout, Ben Wong chatted with us on the development of Climate Clock, a #1 weather app in the App Store. The original conversation was an hour long, so we’ve broken it up into pieces for your convenience. Jump to the portion of the conversation that interests you most and enjoy!
On April 1, Walter announced a new initiative here at Corona Labs. We were on the hunt for the most interesting developer in the universe. As the applications poured in, we discovered not just one, but three, fascinating developers in the Corona-sphere!
We’re introducing a new segment on Corona Geek called “Staff Conversations.” Each week, a member of Corona Labs’ team will share something new and interesting, from a Corona engineer discussing an aspect of the SDK, to Walter talking about the vision of Corona.
To kick things off, we asked David Rangel to join us on Corona Geek and talk about the recent addition of Corona SDK Starter and the upcoming enhancements to Corona Pro.
Last week, we launched a new public release and also launched Corona SDK Starter, so I want to give you a quick update on all the great things we are adding to make Corona awesome for cross-platform app development. I also have some announcements on what we are doing in open source.
Today’s tutorial features two more physics methods. In specific, we’ll discuss “radial gravity” and how to visually predict the launch trajectory of an object. Better yet, both methods are available as downloadable projects so you can explore the full implementation at the code level. Read on to learn more!
This week, we hung out with Climate Clock’s, Ben Wong. Climate Clock is a beautifully designed iOS weather app that puts the temperature on your home screen. Ben describes himself as a designer who is interested in app development. He has a background in designing websites and used the creation of Climate Clock to expand his skills into app development. Climate Clock was built in 8 weeks while Ben developed his own back end web server, taught himself Lua, and Corona SDK. Climate Clock uses a third party API to provide weather information. The app is very elegant in it’s design and has been written about by Lifehacker, CNET, and TUAW. Climate Clock soared to the #1 weather app spot in the App Store, in a dozen countries, in March of this year.
Spelling Test allows parents to create personalized exams for kids. Originally developed in Objective-C, Spelling Test’s creator ported the app with Corona SDK to bring his work to multiple platforms.
Now that the dust has settled from the Game Developers Conference (GDC), we’d like to share a recap of our time at the event. From March 27-29, we had the opportunity to exhibit to a whopping 23,000 game developers, hobbyists, students, and enthusiasts. We reconnected with old friends, meet new faces, and introduced thousands to the magic of Corona.
Today, we have some very exciting news. A new public release, a new version of Corona and a few other changes and coming features.
We are making mobile app development more accessible than ever!
This week we hung out with Eric Kinkead, the developer of Questlord, a turn-based Role Playing Game (RPG). Eric shared his Corona SDK mobile developer story with us, along with his views on what makes a super successful mobile game.