During yesterday’s Corona Geek Hangout, David Rangel shared that mobile developers often overlook implementing analytics into their apps. Corona developers can use the Analytics API within the Corona SDK to connect with a mobile analytics service like Flurry. Using Flurry developers can track the number of times their apps were used and how long their apps were used. However, according to David, Corona developers should be tracking more than just user sessions. Developer should be tracking events within their apps to determine how users are interacting with their apps. For example, it would be a good to know if 80% of your users didn’t make it past the tutorial, or how many times users view the in-app purchase screen. This kind of information can be
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Corona Geek On Air episode 10 is live! During this week’s episode of Corona Geek we talk with David Rangel, COO of Corona Labs and he shares a ton of great mobile app marketing advice. Everything from what to include in your app, to when you should start thinking about marketing your app. David also shared some insights with us about the Corona Ambassador program, the new Developer Evangelist position, and what Corona Labs will be doing in 2013. Thank you David for sharing your time with us. We really appreciate it. Be sure to see the show notes below for a full list of resources that were referenced during the show. As always, be sure to join us next Monday at 2pm CST and add us
App: Fainting Goats Developer: Two Guys Called Steve Price: .99 cents Device: iOS (iPod touch, iPhone, iPad), Developed using the Corona SDK App Review: Let’s face it, getting an honest app review can sometime be a real challenge. Your friends and family don’t want to hurt your feelings. Paid reviews are exactly that, and sometimes it feels like the negative reviews are 10X louder than a 100 positive ones. But every so often, you get a truly honest review directly from the most important person in the world, your customer. Not just someone who bought the app, but a true customer. That’s what the Fainting Goats app got recently when Joshua, age 7, sat down at the computer to give Corona Geek the skinny on
Corona Geek On Air episode 9 is live! During this episode of Corona Geek we discuss Corona build release notes, using gravity versus accelerometer, Corona Certified Developer Program news, Fainting Goats app review and iOS App Store Clause changes. Be sure to see the show notes below for a full list of resources that were referenced during the show. As always, be sure to join us next Monday at 2pm CST for Episode 4 and add us to your Google+ Corona SDK circle. Thanks for watching, Charles McKeever CoronaGeek Show Geeks: Brian Burton – Author of Mobile App Development with Corona: Getting Started Toff Ward – Developer / Geek / Gnome Charles McKeever – Developer / Gamer / Runner If you are new to the conversation, the Corona
Corona Geek On Air episode 8 is live! During this special episode of Corona Geek we talk with Walter Luh, CEO of Corona Labs. Walter shared what it’s like to support a wide spectrum of mobile devices and operating systems in a fast paced industry. He also shared some insights into the Corona roadmap, highlighted some things that Corona Labs is planning to help improve developer feedback, and spoke at length about the passion and strength of the creative Corona developer community. Be sure to see the show notes below for a full list of resources that were referenced during the show. As always, be sure to join us next Monday at 2pm CST for Episode 4 and add us to your Google+ Corona SDK circle. Thanks for
Tune in tomorrow, October 3rd, at 11am Pacific / 1pm Central time when we’ll be hanging out with Walter Luh, CEO of Corona Labs. Walter has agreed to take time out of his busy entrepreneurial schedule to talk with us about the challenges of supporting multiple OSs/devices, the Corona SDK roadmap, developer training, and whatever else we have time to cover. Personally, I am very excited about this event because there is so much going on in mobile app development right now and I can’t wait to hear what insights Walter has to share with us. I had the opportunity to attend a Corona SDK developer meetup last December in Dallas and I was thoroughly impressed with Walter’s ability to talk about Corona and the
This week we discuss the release notes from previous Corona SDK builds, talk about app discovery and Apple App Store changes, iOS6 adoption rates, app review Gotta Feed Garp, and discuss pulling data remotely using the Corona SDK’s JSON features.
This week we discuss the release notes from previous Corona SDK builds, talk about local versus global Lua variables, covers some iPhone 5 highlights, review the Joke Shake app, and discuss adding tab bars to your Corona app.
So this past weekend I went to the AT&T and Verizon stores with the crazy idea that I might be able to get my hands on a demo model of the iPhone 5. Of course, the carriers don’t have demo units yet, so while I was at the Verizon store I decided to check out the Galaxy S3.
This week we discuss the release notes from previous Corona SDK builds, answer some more newbie questions, talk about sprite sheets and how they save memory, take a look at Lua Glider as another Corona SDK development tool, and close with at applying physics to Corona objects within your app.