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About six months ago, David Fox of Electric Eggplant created the Be Confident iPad comic book to widespread acclaim. Naturally, we also named it our App of the Week! Now, David has taken lead on the upcoming Corona Comic SDK for those of you specifically looking to get into the iComic space! Be sure to check out Be Confident on iPad, and read about David’s experience below… It was September 1, 2010, and I finally decided to become an app developer. I’d been planning it for a couple of years, but now was the time to act! I hadn’t done any game or entertainment programming lately. But 25 years earlier I had been a game designer and programmer at LucasArts and created lots of complex games. How

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Every now and then, we like to get super geeky with our blogposts. So, we got computer science extraordinaires Lerg and Codepunk to tell you about how they went about making Lerg’s upcoming tower defense game (of course, with Corona SDK!). To create it, they utilized something called the A* algorithm in order to set enemy movement in their game. What’s the A*algorithm, you ask? Well… About the Authors Lerg My name is Sergey a.k.a. “Lerg.” I, along with my brother Vladimir, am developing an awesome tower defense game, the type of game where enemies have a path to follow and the player has to destroy them before they reach the end point. We needed something for path calculation and thus, the pathfinding module was built.

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  Our very own Walter is currently trekking the newly whitened East Coast. This week, he’ll be at Corona events in New York — both, city and state! First is upstate NY. Walter will be at what organizers have simply named “The Big Corona Event” at the Strathallan Hotel in Rochester tomorrow, November 1 from 6:00-9:00pm. Attendees will be able to win free copies of Corona and also will receive top-secret coupon codes to get [censored]% off their yearly Corona subscription. The next day, Walter will be at Think Coffee on Mercer Ave. in New York City for the Flash Coders NY weekly meetup. Here’s where all of you Flash programmers can come and grill the creator of Corona first-hand — show no mercy! * Carlos edit: If you can bring

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I never was much into casino card games or even Magic: The Gathering card game, but our latest App of the Week seems to be a great mashup of both. It takes the calculating strategy of games like Poker and Black Jack and wraps it in an overall role-playing motif. Not just that, but it also happens to be highly relevant to Halloween — shuffle up and try your hand at It’s Alive! At first, I was a little hesitant of It’s Alive, with it purporting to be a “monster-building game” while revolving around cards. Usually, card games are pretty dull and force you to rely more on your own imagination to make things fun rather than the actual game itself. Luckily, that’s not the case

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Our latest App of the Week just got some shine on Phoenix, Arizona’s own 12 News Today morning show. Car Seat Helper was spotlighted as a crucial app for parents to use in their child safety seat shopping and installation endeavors. Check out the video segment below, and get the app in the  App Store or Android Market (it’s free too!). Special thanks to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital for releasing the app, and MediaKube for choosing Corona SDK to make it.

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A week ago, we told you about the Corona Indie Bundle now being available on Android exclusively through the Amazon Appstore. And, as we expected, quite a lot of you wanted the app on Android! So many so, in fact, that yesterday the Bundle cracked the Top 5 on the Appstore’s charts for top paid games (#5) AND  top overall apps (#3). If you haven’t done so yet, you can get the app for your Android device below — let’s get it to #1!

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As you’ve probably seen by now, we have quite a  large and heavily active community around Corona SDK. Naturally, after troubleshooting and features, the biggest topic we get questions about is how to succeed and monetize once your app is in stores. Yes, we’ve featured previous posts on here before about app monetization, marketing, and even brainstorming a successful app idea. But you’ve never really heard straight from us, in much detail, about how to go about making cold, harsh cash from your apps. Well, until now! Tomorrow afternoon, our very own Walter and  Inneractive VP Assaf Benjamin will lead a panel called “Hey – It’s Only Me and My App Here” at the App Conference here, in the SF Bay Area. The half-hour session will consist of “Monetization

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It never fails: Every so often, I hear people say “Well, Corona SDK is good for making games, but not making apps.”  Of course, I point them to the myriad of non-gaming apps that we have featured on here, but the questions continue to persist. So, allow me to add another app to that list with our latest App of the Week — the indispensable Car Seat Helper! Car Seat Helper was developed for the Phoenix Children’s Hospital to curb automobile injuries in small children. So, right off the bat, it reminded me of a previous and also potentially life-saving App of the Week called Community Sidekick. At its core, Car Seat Helper is a handy tool to help new parents navigate the surprisingly complicated space of child safety seats. The app