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Creating a new standard for digital word puzzles, the Corona-built Word Hunt – Word Search combines the principles of the classic game, with awesome steampunk graphics that pop right off the screen.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year – time to swap gifts, bake goodies, and read holiday stories around the fireplace, on your favorite device. To spread the holiday cheer, we’d like to share a handful of festive Corona-made favorites. Happy holidays, team Corona!
Developing for multiple devices and OS versions might seem tricky, but it’s easier if you build a comprehensive module to detect different hardware models. This week’s tutorial steps you through the entire process, allowing you to modify both content and capabilities depending on the actual device. Read further to learn how it’s done!
Based on new figures released by Amazon, 2012 was a great year to be an Android developer. Just yesterday, Amazon reported that downloads on the company’s Appstore have increased by 500% in the last year alone. Though the figures are a bit incomplete, as they lack a breakdown of free vs. paid downloads, it’s still promising data for Android devs.
As an incredibly addicting puzzle game, Freeze! requires a bit of strategy and patience. The unique black and white color scheme coupled with the beautiful, yet gloomy graphics, were the first elements to catch our eye.
Kung-Fu Clash is a ninja battle game with stellar graphics, that caught our eye for App of the Week. The game gets extra brownie points for being cross-platform and features an array of unique ninja characters, fun gameplay and a unique backstory.
Originally published by 1903, The Enchanted Island of Yew is a children’s fantasy novel written by L. Frank Baum, the author of The Wizard of Oz. The interactive digital version for iPad features the same enthralling story, but unwinds to the backdrop of gorgeous illustrations and unique interactive elements.
Today, the latest Corona public release is available for download to developers everywhere!
There’s a ton of features, improvements and bug fixes. You can read about them here in the 2012.970 release notes.
The mobile industry has established a pattern of releasing devices in the Fall in preparation for the holiday season. This season we saw the iPhone 5, Kindle Fire HD 7″ and 8.9″, Nook HD and HD+, and iPad Mini. That’s a lot of devices!
Consequently, our biggest focus this time around was on all the new devices and the OS updates that go along with them. Leading up to this public release, we’ve been pumping out daily builds in real time.
So I owe you a story on notifications on Android and Corona which is essentially a story on why cross-platform development is incredibly difficult.
Now if we were just a pure iOS platform, we’d be pumping out features very quickly. However, we also support Android. And actually, if we count our desktop app, Corona Simulator, we also support Mac and Windows.
Of all four OSs, Android really slows down our development. Internally, we have a rule of thumb that features on Android take at least 5-10 times longer. There are two main reasons…