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EDITOR’s NOTE: The info in this blog post is outdated. Please refer to the guide published here: http://docs.coronalabs.com/guide/distribution/kindleBuild/index.html. With our recently added support for Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet, it seems like the right time to publish a complete walk-through for building a Kindle Fire app with Corona SDK and submitting the app for inclusion in Amazon’s Appstore for Android. Fortunately, the process is very simple and has very few differences from building/submitting normal Android apps. The entire process is described below in just five easy steps. Step 1: Signing Your App As stated in the Amazon Developer FAQ, by default, your apps are signed by a certificate supplied by Amazon that is unique to your developer account. So with that said, you should be fine

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I’ll cut right to the chase:  If you buy Corona SDK PRO from now until December 31, 2011, you can get Corona Project Manager (a $74.99 value) for free. E-mail us your proof of Corona SDK PRO subscription purchase to get the registration key to enable your CPM copy. Not valid with any other coupons, discounts or educational subscription purchases. If you bought a Corona SDK PRO subscription between November 1st and November 24th, you may be eligible for Corona Project Manager at a 40% off. Email us at cpmpromo@anscamobile.com for details.

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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!

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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,

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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

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It’s turning out to be quite a stellar year for us, and it is all due to the support and trust you have given us. Creating a technology company is no easy feat, and this year we managed to grow immensely. Of course, we the Ansca team can’t thank you enough for being part of this enterprising journey. I could go on endlessly about all the things we have done, but at the end of the day we just want to say thank you for your loyalty, support, and trust. But maybe some gifts would be nice too, eh? To celebrate the spirit of the holidays, we have been working with Corona Project Manager creator Jay Jennings and are going to offer you the following: If you buy

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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…

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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…

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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 Santa.com (heckuva

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Okay, this time we mean it! Starting with tonight’s daily build, PRO subscribers will be able to build for the Amazon Appstore/Kindle Fire. (In case you missed the excitement, we blogged a little early due to a communication snafu yesterday. What happened? In a nutshell, there’s been a flu going around and half the team is literally sick. So in the fallout, we’ve gotten a little OCD around here, quarantining desks, making public health/safety announcements to the team, and handing out Purell hand sanitizer bottles. But I digress…) There have been a lot of reviews about the Kindle Fire. And I agree it’s not perfect, but two things stood out: 1. Ready for consumption. As soon as I connected the Fire to WiFi, my name