NOTE: This tutorial is outdated and has been replaced by resources in Corona University. Please refer to these guides and tutorials for current information and usage examples.
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
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
NOTE: This tutorial is outdated. Please refer to the documentation for the full list of current APIs.
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.
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!
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
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
Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire has been forecasted to sell over 5 million units when it’s formally released later this year. The ante-upped Kindle Fire is a 7-inch Android-based “stripped down” tablet (no camera, WiFi-only) that, at $199, will cost almost half as much as Apple’s seemingly incomparable iPad. Those 5 million Q4 preorders already would put the Kindle Fire ahead of Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Color in total sales, seeing as the NOOK just crossed 3 million earlier this year. Meanwhile, iPad sales currently stand at around 40 million since the device first launched 18 months ago, but keep in mind that the iPad sold 3.27 million units in its debut quarter (albeit 7.33 million in its first holiday quarter later that year). This begs the question… Has the iPad finally met its first
Just yesterday, we were informed by Team Dabble that their board game has racked up yet another award — the esteemed Parent’s Choice Gold Award for superior educational toys and games. Of course, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise to us considering how Dabble is irresistibly fun to play and seems to get even more awesome with the more people you have playing. Dabble has all the makings of a classic (designed by 84-year-old Brooklyn inventor George Weiss — who has probably seen a lot of games in his time!) and is also available on-the-go for iPhone, iPad, and Android. Oh, and check out the full Parent’s Choice write-up below…