Corona Geek #34 – Hanging out with Climate Clock’s Ben Wong

This week, we hung out with Climate Clock’s, Ben Wong. Climate Clock is a beautifully designed iOS weather app that puts the temperature on your home screen. Ben describes himself as a designer who is interested in app development. He has a background in designing websites and used the creation of Climate Clock to expand his skills into app development. Climate Clock was built in 8 weeks while Ben developed his own back end web server, taught himself Lua, and Corona SDK. Climate Clock uses a third party API to provide weather information. The app is very elegant in it’s design and has been written about by Lifehacker, CNET, and TUAW. Climate Clock soared to the #1 weather app spot in the App Store, in a dozen countries, in March of this year.

Game Coder 101: Building a mobile game on the iPad (Guest post)

Ricardo Rauber is the creator of Game Coder, a revolutionary tool that allows developers of all backgrounds, to build apps on the iPad. Best of all, Game Coder is built entirely with Corona SDK!

Read through Ricardo’s walk-through to learn more about Game Coder and to get up and running with the app.

Guest Post: Making Progress as a Solo Mobile Game Developer

Making games can be a lot fun, but it can also be a tremendous amount of work. Many people try to create games on their own but far fewer actually succeed — myself included.

With Kung-Fu Clash, I decided to try things differently than on previous projects. This post discusses some of the approaches that helped me to successfully publish my first game.