Black Friday Corona SDK giveaways!

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In case you missed our previous post, allow me to let you in on a couple deals we have going for today — and only today! For Black Friday, if you buy Corona SDK PRO from now until the end of the day, you can choose to get either Corona Project Manager (a $74.99 value) or SpriteLoq ($49.00 value) for free.  If you have slow fingers and buy after today (November 25), we’ll still sneak you a copy of CPM — but that offer will expire when the ball drops for 2012! E-mail us your proof of Corona SDK PRO subscription purchase to get the registration key for your tool choice. Now, isn’t that sooo much better than camping out and waiting in line? Not valid with any other coupons, discounts or educational subscription purchases. If you bought

Carlos guest blogs for the Amazon Appstore Developer Blog

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Judging by the response to our post last week about the Amazon Kindle Fire, a few of you are interested in further pursuing opportunities via the Amazon Appstore. Not only that, but the good folks at Amazon are also excited about having more Corona SDK developers making apps for their platform. So much so, in fact, that they asked our very own Carlos to do a guest blogpost on the Amazon Appstore Developer Blog about getting started with publishing apps in the Amazon Appstore for Android. Check out Carlos’ post below, and please refrain from salivating…

Inc. Magazine gives a “2011 in review” for Corona SDK

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It seems a tad bit early to do a “year in review” blogpost, but our spotlight yesterday in Inc. Magazine reminded us of the humbling craziness that has ensued in just the past 11 months. Sure, by now you have heard plenty about Bubble Ball from back in January — and that wasn’t just a fluke for Corona’s awesomeness!  We’ve been soldiering on behind the scenes to make Corona the best mobile app development platform on the planet, and you guys (our users) are the best example to show for that. Your success and enthusiasm it what drives us to create, as Carlos and/or Walter will likely wax poetic about in the coming weeks. In the mean time, check out Inc’s recap of our 2011 (so far!) below…

App of the Week (November 20, 2011): Santa Express for Kids

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With Black Friday this coming week, the holiday shopping season is about to be officially kicked off. But with parents of little ones, there’s the added kerfunkle of finding out what to buy, not just where. Luckily, our latest App of the Week helps pass along that top secret info — Santa Express for Kids! Santa Express lets your kids write letters to St. Nick spelling out exactly what they want for Christmas and plead their case about whether they’ve been naughty or nice. The app also lets kids trick out their letters in the colors and decorations of their choosing without any mess from glue and construction paper. But then there’s the twist!  Along with letting your kids write letters to Santa, you can also go to (heckuva

Corona SDK meetups in Florida! *Locations and Hours Updated*

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A couple weeks ago, Walter went to a couple Corona meetups in New York, talking to developers and even taking some hard-hitting questions along the way. Now, Carlos is heading a little further south along the East Coast and will be attending three meetups in Florida next month! We’ll have further details (venues, etc.) as the dates draw nearer, but here are Carlos’ stops so far… Updated: December 19 @ Tampa, Wyndham Hotel King Palm Room. Map From  7:00-9:00pm December 20 @ Orlando IDEAS Orlando Map From  5:00pm-7:00pm December 21 @ Miami (RSVP here) Map (address sign on the building says “900”) Topic: “Running a Lean Startup: From zero to funding, then what?“ …Feels kinda like seeing tour dates for your favorite rock band, eh?

‘UK Postage Calculator’ is Britain’s #2 business app!

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While the U.S. Postal Service has been down in the dumps, the mail ponies over in Britain seem to be riding higher than ever. (…right?) Why are we bringing this up? Well, a Corona-made app called the UK Postage Calculator is being bought up en masse across the pond. So much so, in fact, that it’s now the #2 paid business app in the UK App Store! If you live in the UK and are a prolific mailer, be sure to pick up this handy app. Also worth noting: This is yet another example of a top-notch non-gaming app being made with Corona SDK… Just sayin’!  

App of the Week (November 13, 2011): Pirate Island

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Remember several months ago when I mentioned the eternal internet battle of Pirates vs. Ninjas? (ignore the subsequent comment crapstorm it ignited)  Well, back then, it seemed like the ninjas had a leg up on their swashbuckling rivals. But with our latest App of the Week, it looks like pirates have struck back. Set your courses toward Pirate Island! Pirate Island touts itself as a “VERY ADDICTIVE!” (all-caps included) game, and I must concur. The premise is simple: Guide the interweaving pirate ships safely to the appropriate island without any of them colliding. And, at first, doing so is very simple — but then the addiction sets in! Pretty soon, you find yourself frantically guiding ships along Family Circus types of paths, picking up bonus points and narrowly missing

Free Spriteloq Flash converter for Corona SDK!

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In case you missed yesterday’s tutorial for Flash developers, we’re making it a little easier for former Flash faithful to switch to Corona SDK. Now, you can get a free copy of the Spriteloq Flash-to-Corona converter if you buy a subscription to Corona SDK PRO. All what you gotta do is send an e-mail to spriteloqpromo[at]anscamobile[dot]com after your purchase, and we’ll hook you up with Spriteloq pronto! This offer is valid with purchases made between November 9th, 2011 and November 25th, 2011.and is not valid with any other coupons or educational purchases.

Tutorial: Resurrect your Flash games

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Alright, so we really don’t have to explain the relevance of this post to recent events that have occurred. Matthew Pringle is creator of the Corona Remote accelerometer plug-in for Corona Simulator. He also used to be a Flash developer before making the leap to Corona, and will now show you how you can easily convert your Flash games to Corona too! And to help you do it even more easily, we’re giving away free copies of the Spriteloq Flash-to-Corona converter to anyone who buys a copy of Corona SDK PRO and forwards their receipt to spriteloqpromo[at]anscamobile[dot]com. (offer not good with any other coupons and not applicable with educational purchases. Offer valid through November 25th) It’s the least we could do for our developers. A few months ago,

Recap: Flash Coders NY meetup on Corona SDK

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Last week, our very own Walter visited the Empire State! While there, he took part in two meetups: One in Rochester, NY and another in New York City with the Flash Coders NY (FCNY) group. Below, you can see a full video of Walter in the lion’s den, giving his presentation of Corona SDK while being grilled by the FCNY Flash faithful along the way!