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Recently I got the chance to hangout with Michelle Fernandez, author of the Corona SDK Mobile Game Development: Beginner’s Guide. Just like the title implies, her book introduces you to mobile game development using the Corona SDK and the Lua language. If you’ve never programmed or created a game, Michelle’s book will step you through everything you need to know.
Here’s a quick app review of 14px by Drummer Games, a 2D platformer game with a retro feel. Four worlds are included as part of the paid game along with 45 levels that range from introductory to absolutely insane. 14px also has an online level editor that allows you to create levels in your desktop browser and play them on your device and share them with your friends. More on that later.
Just bought @kwiksher after watching @coronageek podcast. I also bought a monthly subscription to @creativesuite it seemed like a good deal — Hector Sanchez (@AppsGlobal) December 5, 2012 Corona Geek On Air episode 17 is ready for your comments! During this week’s live Corona Geek On Air Hangout we were joined by special guest Alex Souza, Creator of Kwik, a Photoshop plugin for creating mobile apps without code. During the hangout we announced this week’s Corona Labs t-shirt winner, recapped last Saturday’s Big Corona Meetup, discussed Corona Lab’s new team additions and talked about why sweeping changes in your user interface might cause problems for your app. As always, be sure to join us next Monday at 2pm CST for a new episode and add
Corona Geek On Air episode 16 is ready for your comments! During this week’s live Corona Geek On Air Hangout we were joined by special guest Eric Dyck, co-Founder of Tap for Tap, the tap exchange network that helps developers promote and monetize their apps for free. During the hangout we announced this week’s Corona Labs t-shirt winner, covered some Big Corona Meetup details, learned more about mobile app monetization, shared some app favorites, and looked forward to the future with Google Fiber. Overall, it was a great show and I’d like to thank Eric for taking time out of his busy schedule to hang with us for an hour. As always, be sure to join us next Monday at 2pm CST and add us
Peter Sandford recently launched his first mobile app using the Corona SDK and it’s just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. The game is an 8-Bit side scroller with a retro appeal. You play the game as turkey who is trying to escape his or her Thanksgiving fate by jumping over cornucopias, pilgrim hats, hay bails, and pits. Along the way you collect stars and try not to die. The app is fun and would make a good game for the kiddies on the way to grandma’s house. You can download the .99 cent app in the Apple App Store for both iPhone and iPad. Thanks for watching, Charles McKeever CoronaGeek SUBSCRIBE FOR UPDATES! Corona Geek on YouTube LET’S CONNECT! http://gplus.to/coronageek http://www.facebook.com/coronageek http://twitter.com/coronageek CoronaGeek
Corona Geek On Air episode 15 is ready for your comments! During this week’s live Corona Geek On Air Hangout we were joined by special guest Jay Jennings, creator of Corona Project Manager. We discussed the new Corona Geek iTunes feed, Stitcher Partnerships, Chrome Extensions, Corona Labs’ $2 million round of funding, the new Corona SDK public release, Corona Project Manager, wallet apps, game graphics, OpenFeint’s transition to GREE, and a new in-depth tutorial for working with data with the Corona SDK. Phew As always, be sure to join us next Monday at 2pm CST and add us to your Google+ Corona SDK circle. Thanks for watching, Charles McKeever CoronaGeek Show Geeks: Jay Jennings – Creator of Corona Project Manager Brian Burton – Author of
Well, I haven’t made much development progress on my new Minecraft app for iOS, but I do have some exciting news to report for the Corona Geek community. New iTunes Podcast This past week I converted the Corona Geek On Air YouTube videos into an audio podcast that could be submitted to iTunes. Apple has since approved the podcast, so I’m happy to report that you can now subscribe to the Corona Geek podcast via iTunes. Each show has been published in it’s entirety, so if you like to listen to podcasts in the gym, while you work, or during your daily commute, be sure to look for Corona Geek in the iTunes Store. While you’re there, be sure to rate the podcast and leave
Recently I got a tweet from Jordan Schuetz, Corona SDK developer and owner of Ninja Pig Studios that said, “You should invite me to one of your interviews “. I’m always interested in talking with talented people who like to get things done, so I thought that was a great idea. A few tweets later we had ourselves a scheduled interview, which you can watch above. In case you like to read, here are the cliff notes. Jordan Schuetz started developing mobile apps when he was 16 years old. That’s when he came up with the name Ninja Pig Studios. Jordan is now attending to college and running his app development business from his dorm room. Jordan told me he likes to create apps for
Okay gang, mark your calendar for December 1, 2012 because at 2pm Eastern we will be kicking off the first ever Big Corona Meetup on Google+. It’s going to be a 6 hour Google+ On Air Hangout devoted entirely to mobile app development using the Corona SDK. In the first 2 hours, Jen Looper is going to kick things off from Boston Massachusetts with an introduction to the Corona SDK. Once that part of the session is finished she’ll be joined by a graphic designer in Connecticut who will give tips on creating graphics for mobile devices. Next, Dr. Brian Burton in Abilene Texas be will taking an in-depth look at putting together an Astroids style game app. He’ll also show how to work with