Corona Geek #35 – Hanging out with Spelling Test developer, Brian Park

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Corona Geek Hangout

This week, we hung out with Spelling Test developer, Brian Park. Spelling Test is the #1 rated spelling app for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and NOOK. Brian shared how his app was originally developed using x-code and objective-c and how after much personal expense and effort he ultimately decided to rewrite Spelling Test himself using Corona SDK. Even though Brian doesn’t consider himself a programmer, he’s developed an extremely popular cross platform educational app with many advanced features including a completely custom keyboard that suppresses spelling correction when taking tests.


Hangout Highlights: Interview with Ben Wong of Climate Clock

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Corona Geek Hangout Snippets

During last Monday’s Corona Geek Hangout, Ben Wong chatted with us on the development of Climate Clock, a #1 weather app in the App Store. The original conversation was an hour long, so we’ve broken it up into pieces for your convenience. Jump to the portion of the conversation that interests you most and enjoy!


Staff Conversation: Corona SDK Starter and Price Changes

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Corona SDK Staff Conversations

We’re introducing a new segment on Corona Geek called “Staff Conversations.” Each week, a member of Corona Labs’ team will share something new and interesting, from a Corona engineer discussing an aspect of the SDK, to Walter talking about the vision of Corona.

To kick things off, we asked David Rangel to join us on Corona Geek and talk about the recent addition of Corona SDK Starter and the upcoming enhancements to Corona Pro.


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

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Corona Geek Hangout

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.