For anyone fond of Tamagotchis of the ’90s, our App of the Week will fill you with a bit of nostalgia. Egg Baby is a game that’s centered around taking care of an adorable virtual pet on your device, and depending on how you raise the egg, it hatches into a variety of interesting creatures.
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Chris Russell is the creator of the Corona-powered Cost a Cake and Cost a Cake Pro for iOS. Created for cake makers, Chris’s business apps have soared to #1 in the Food & Drink category of the US and UK App Stores, and reached the Top 10 in a number of additional stores around the world.
Chris initially started the project as a native iOS-only app, but transitioned to Corona SDK for the cross-platform capabilities. Today, Chris shares his experience developing a successful business app with Corona SDK.
Move and Fire is a puzzle game that weaves the basic principles of pinball with the laws of physics. It’s both challenging and entertaining, and features standout graphics that pop right off the screen.
This week’s brief tutorial discusses some new properties that are available to Corona Pro users since Build 1086. In specific, Android users can now get the physical screen DPI and size of various devices, and iOS users have some new API properties related to Apple’s move away from UDID. Read further to learn more.
Created by Naomi Kokubo of LavaMind, Jackpot Words combines the thrill of casino slots with the challenge of word games.
This week, we hung out with Spelling Test developer, Brian Park. Spelling Test is the #1 rated spelling app for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and NOOK. Brian shared how his app was originally developed using x-code and objective-c and how after much personal expense and effort he ultimately decided to rewrite Spelling Test himself using Corona SDK. Even though Brian doesn’t consider himself a programmer, he’s developed an extremely popular cross platform educational app with many advanced features including a completely custom keyboard that suppresses spelling correction when taking tests.
Developed by Wyse Games, Stay Alight! is a stunning new physics-based game for iPad/iPhone. Within a week of launch, Stay Alight! rose to the App Store’s Top 10 of puzzle and arcade games.
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.
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.
Nate Dicken is the owner of Borderleap and the creator of Blendamaze, a Corona App of the Week winner. As an artist and indie developer, Nate writes on creating unique gameplay to delight players of all ages.