During the last Corona Geek Hangout of 2013, we talk with App Developer / Illustrator Laura Tallardy about what it’s like to be both artist and app developer. Laura has an excellent portfolio of themed children’s apps and several holiday themed apps that she maintains across iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Nook. She has an interesting story about how she made the transition from artist to app developer. Laura also shared several excellent work flow tips and her advice to just, “get it shipped” was a powerful part of the conversation.
A quick rundown of some highlights from 2013 and a big thank you to our community, Corona Ambassadors and the Corona Team. Thank you everyone, and we look forward to an even greater 2014!
For iOS users, Corona SDK now offers the QuickLook Plugin. This allows your app to show various document files, including iWork, Microsoft Office, Rich Text Format (RTF), PDF, images, and more. Read further to learn how to implement QuickLook in your apps.
During this holiday edition of Corona Geek, Corona Ambassador Jen Looper demoed her Christmas Math Challenge app. We talked about what it takes to launch an app in time for the holiday rush, when app reskinning is a good practice, and how to use the camera filter in Graphics 2.0 to do augmented rendering.
You can now use the camera feed as a texture, which opens up a world of possibilities and new effects.
Per Haglund is a father of two and runs App Family, a one-man business making kids’ games. He has spent the last two sleep-deprived years building his game portfolio while juggling a day job and family commitments.
A common requirement for business app developers is the ability to copy and paste items — in specific, the ability to select something from your app and paste it into another, or copy something from another app and paste it into yours. Read further to learn how, using the simple pasteboard plugin.
During this week’s Corona Geek Corona Ambassador Sergey Lerg walked us through the awesome code for his Graphics 2.0 Audio Visualization Demo. We discussed Apple’s App Store ranking change and we shared our favorite Corona SDK editors.
I’m happy to announce that Corona Editor is now v1.0! We think this is the best lightweight IDE for Corona out there.
Today, we are releasing a new public release 2013.2100 for Graphics 2.0. Based on your feedback, we felt it was important to release the latest improvements to the entire Corona community.