Ad revenue: Size does matter

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Our new buddies at inneractive just posted a new infographic drawing a direct link between screen sizes of mobile devices and click-thru rates (CTR’s) for mobile ads. The big takeaway from this is TABLETS! Check out the infographic below, and subsequent analysis at TechCrunch and GigaOm. Thanks to inneractive for creating this masterpiece. Great work, guys!


Corona SDK meetup in Texas!

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Adding to our already-packed December meetup schedule, (Carlos in sunny Florida!) our very own Walter will be at a Corona SDK meetup next week in Dallas, Texas! To keep some semblance of crowd control, only a limited number of tickets to attend are available. You can get yours for free below…


The ‘Corona Indie Bundle’ is FREE today in the Amazon Appstore!

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Today and only today, you can get our Corona Indie Bundle at the Amazon Appstore for Android completely free! And it seems like plenty of you are already taking advantage of the ‘Free App of the Day’ — the Corona Indie Bundle is now the #1 free app in the Amazon Appstore, ahead of Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja. You can get the Corona Indie Bundle free on Android below for the next 12 hours…


App of the Week (December 11, 2011): The King’s Path

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A couple months back, Flash developer Elliot Pace wrote a guest blogpost here talking about how Flash skills and Corona SDK can work together in perfect harmony! (that line should be sung like this)  For his example, he used his then-under-construction tower defense game The King’s Path. My interest was piqued, and I was looking forward to the final product. Well, now The King’s Path is complete — and it is awesome! At first, I was a little clueless as to how to play King’s Path. I didn’t find any tutorial level to start out on, and it isn’t quite the straight-forward “pick up and play” type of game. Nevertheless, after a few minutes of tinkering, I figured out the core game mechanics. And I was hooked!


New to Corona SDK? Get schooled now!

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As our Corona Community expands, we get more and more people asking us how to get started with building their first app and learning the ropes. Of course, there’s always been great tutorial sites like LearningCorona.com and even a few professors teaching classroom courses about Corona SDK around the world, but those don’t always work out for some folks (bloody geography!). So now, you can get instruction straight from the people who know Corona best — us! Now, we have an “Official Ansca Mobile Corona SDK Training” regimen that you can attend online at your leisure. Specifically, we have two courses — Corona 101 (“The Basics”) and Corona 102 (“Building to Your Device”) — that will help you get your feet wet with instruction on a


App of the Week (December 4, 2011): Sleepy Game

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About a year ago, I picked a game called Sleeping Bird as one of our first Apps of the Week. The overall serenity of the in-game atmosphere coupled with the simple yet addictive gameplay made it the perfect nightcap for casual gamers. Now, there’s another game to potentially add to your wind-down routine — the aptly titled Sleepy Game! If you’ve ever played the old (i.e. not on mobile!) game Jenga, you’ll easily get the gist of Sleepy Game. At the beginning of each level, you’re given a random stack of blocks — living blocks! Your task is simple: Touch the blocks that correspond with the color you’re given to make them disappear. But watch out These conscious cubes are all taking a nap and will wake up if


App of the Month (November 2011): Jolly & Roger’s Misguided Adventures

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November was noteworthy in that it saw more non-gaming apps selected as App of the Week than games. Yes, the lone addition to our Hall of Fame Game in the past 30 days was Pirate Island, while Santa Express and the eBooks Trip Harrison Origins and Jolly & Roger’s Misguided Adventures made the non-gamers proud. When it comes to picking a fave out of that pile, I’m gonna have to go with Jolly & Roger. As I mentioned in my previous blogpost about the eBook, Jolly & Roger is yet another clinic by creators Unicorn Labs in building top-notch eBooks. From impeccable artwork, a fun-to-follow storyline, cinematic soundtrack, and even the option to choose whether you want to read the book yourself or have it read to you by the narrator —


More Corona SDK awards = More potential clients for you, our users!

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With Awards Season just on the horizon (the Grammy nominees were announced last night, Golden Globe nominees coming in two weeks, and Oscar noms in a month), it’s only right that we get the Corona Community in on the action too! So, we have Silicon Valley’s premier startup awards The Crunchies to help us with that. Of course, this isn’t about us as much as it is about you, our users.  You see, the more Corona SDK gets recognized like this (i.e. last month’s FASTech 50 awards, presented by the Dow Jones!), the more people will want apps built only with Corona because of its speed, efficiency, and overall cost-effectiveness — that means more people approaching you to make apps for them! To vote, simply click the screenshot


Amazon Appstore giving away ‘Dabble’ for Cyber Monday!

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Adding to their list of honors, the Dabble team now has been chosen by the Amazon Appstore as today’s ‘Free App of the Day’ for Cyber Monday! The app has already done great on iPhone and iPad, and now you can get it on Android absolutely FREE! Not only that, but you can get Dabble HD for the Kindle Fire, as well. (remember, we just added that! ) Get Dabble for the Kindle Fire tablet here, and for all other Android devices here. Better hurry — it’s only gonna be free for a few more hours! Congrats to Team Dabble, especially mastermind George Weiss!


App of the Week (November 27, 2011): Jolly & Roger’s Misguided Adventures

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Is it just me, or is the Corona Community on a pirate binge lately? A couple weeks ago, the App of the Week was the ship-navigating Pirate Island. This week, it’s the swashbuckling (are there any good pirate-minded adjectives out there) eBook Jolly & Roger’s Misguided Adventures. It’s worth noting that Jolly & Roger creators Unicorn Labs have now pulled off the first-ever ‘App of the Week’ repeat,  as last week’s Santa Express for Kids Christmas shopping app also was made by them. Not only that, but Team Unicorn also have a heavy track record with eBooks, as their Rabbit & Turtle’s Amazing Race eBook not only was named as yet another ‘App of the Week’ by us,  but also went on to become the #12 top-grossing eBook (that means paid!) on iPad at the time. So,