iOS 8 and Corona SDK

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It appears Apple has been making changes a little too quickly lately. Their sudden changes to the app submission filters gave heartburn to many iOS developers, including yours truly. And then just today, they pulled iOS 8.0.1, their minor update to iOS 8, on the same day they released it.

Of course, Apple changed a number of things with iOS 8 that have affected iOS app development. We’ve been tracking these and wanted to give you a summary of the known issues in Corona and their status.


Changes in minimum OS version: iOS 6

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Starting in daily build 2014.2277, we are changing the minimum supported version on iOS from 5.1 to 6. This means that if you do a device build with 2014.2277 (or later), your app will not run on a device whose version is below iOS 6.

This change is needed to move our iOS architecture forward, and finally pay off technical debt that has been accumulating for nearly 18 months, which is an eternity in the mobile space.


App of the Week: Mind Stuck

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Based on the concept of the award-winning game “Vexed,” Mind Stuck is a free Corona-powered block puzzler for iOS. In Mind Stuck, you’re given an assortment of blocks and tasked with matching blocks of the same symbol and color by sliding them from left to right to clear the board.


App of the Week: Elements of Photography

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Learning the functionality of your digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera can be a tricky task — so much so, that many users resort to using their powerful new cameras in “auto” mode. In response to this trend, a group of photography enthusiasts and graduate students created Elements of Photography, an app that helps novice photographers understand the basics of the trade.


Tutorial: Getting Started with iOS 7

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At the keynote Apple event on September 10, 2013, the company not only unveiled their newest iPhones, but they formally announced iOS 7, the latest version of the operating system which drives all Apple mobile devices. It’s scheduled to roll out to the public on Wednesday, September 18, and it brings with it a few things that Corona developers should be aware of.