Tutorial: New Native Text Input Features

Starting with Daily Build #2520, some new functions have been introduced to control and adapt native input fields/boxes to specific font sizes or field heights. These additions will help in the development of user interfaces for cross-platform apps. Read further to learn how these features may impact your current development.

Tutorial: Encoding URLs for Network Usage

URLs must be properly encoded before they are used as part of network requests. Web browsers encode URLs automatically, but within apps, certain values must be converted for safe transport across the Internet. In this tutorial, we discuss URL encoding and explore a simple automation function.

Resolution Independence: Adaptive Content Scaling in Corona

In previous posts, I shared a new way to think about virtual pixels (points) on iOS and the nuances of density independence on Android. Today, I’m going to talk about virtual pixels in Corona and explain how Corona virtual pixels can be made to look like native iOS/Android virtual pixels using “adaptive” content scaling.

The Point of Resolution Independence: iOS and iPhone 6 Plus

With the iPhone 6 Plus, it’s no longer possible to achieve “pixel perfection” on iOS. In this article, I’ll outline a more intuitive way of understanding what’s happening and how it relates to physical length.