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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

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Team, Starting with tonight’s daily build, PRO subscribers will be able to build for the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. Yes, we heard you — and even though we are still testing Kindle Fire builds from Corona, we feel confident enough to enable the option to build for it starting tonight.(!!!) I want to emphasize two things: This feature is only enabled for PRO subscribers and currently will only be available through our Daily Builds. There are, as with any “just get the bits out the door” releases, bound for bugs to happen — so, you’ve been forewarned! It would make our life much easier if you help us by entering bugs through our bug tracking system. Entering bugs in blog comments is a lot less

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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?

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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’!