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.
Last month we upgraded our forums. The new software has many new features and abilities that our old forums did not. This is a great thing, but in rare cases it leads to abuse of accepted online etiquette. Please read further to learn about the current forum rules and guidelines.
A common question in the forums and elsewhere is how to thoroughly clean up scenes when using a scene manager like Storyboard or Director. This week’s tutorial discusses some common misconceptions and “tips and tactics” that you can use to properly manage memory in your app.
For fans of Garfield, comes a cross-platform trivia game featuring the classic characters. In Garfield’s Trivia Party, your job is to fill out portions of a comic strip that have been wiped away by Odie’s coffee spill.