Amazon Appstore Announces International Sales Opportunities

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Corona Geek

Hello all you groovy mobile developers! Today Amazon announced support for international sales in the U.K., Germany, Italy, and Spain. Since I haven’t published an app in the Amazon Appstore yet, I wasn’t even aware that these weren’t already options, so tada! I am a registered developer though, so Amazon sent all their developers an email announcing the news. In the email they said, “You now have the ability to select the countries where you would like your apps to be sold and can set your list prices by marketplace.” So far, I’ve submitted apps to the Google Play Marketplace (I think that’s what they officially call it), and Apple’s App Store and each of them already support international sales. So I guess Amazon is


Interview with Dr. Brian Burton, Author of Mobile App Development With Corona

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Dr Brian Burton Interview

When I first started using the Corona SDK in December of last year, I was eager to learn as much as possible about what the SDK could do and where it was headed. When a Dallas Corona SDK developers meetup was scheduled in the Dallas area, I jumped at the opportunity to talk with other developers and meet Walter Luh, Co-Founder of the company. During that meetup I met a lot of talented developers who were able to discuss the Corona SDK in-depth including Dr. Brian Burton, author of the book “Mobile App Development With Corona“. As a college professor and app developer, Dr. Burton understands the power of change that mobile devices are creating.  He is using the Corona SDK to teach mobile development


A Corona SDK Developer Interview with iNSERT.CODE’s Adam Smith

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Recently I came across a great bit of Corona SDK sample code written by Adam Smith at iNSERT.CODE that really intrigued me. The code simulates the buoyancy of objects in water and it’s very well written and extremely well commented. The code is a great example of how much you can accomplish with a relatively small amount of code using the Corona SDK. Even if you don’t need to include this feature in your project it’s worth exploring. So, I decided to reach out to the Adam to see if he would answer a few questions about his background and how he came to develop the buoyancy code. Fortunately he was gracious enough to take the time to answer all my questions in an email interview, which is


Is Fragmentation Hurting Android?

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Android Fragmentation Chart

A friend of mine sent me a link to this article on Android fragmentation. The article includes a pretty interesting info-graphic that shows 3,997 different Android devices. These are the 3,997 different Android devices that OpenSignalMaps users experienced the app with. How many devices do iOS developers have to worry about?


Code Example: Water Buoyancy Using Corona SDK

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Insert.code Water Buoyancy Example

The other day I was searching YouTube for mobile app development videos and I came across this great code example on how to implement water buoyancy using the Corona SDK. I downloaded the code from the iNSERT.CODE website and was able to get the example up and running quickly.


OpenFeint is now officially GREE

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Corona Geek

Yesterday OpenFeint sent out this email to the developer community. Welcome to the evolution of mobile social gaming! We are excited to announce that OpenFeint is now officially GREE, and soon we will be launching a brand new global SDK for all our developers.


Is The Corona SDK Just For Gaming?

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Corona Geek

After the Mobile Introduction to Corona SDK webinar today, someone emailed me to ask if the Corona SDK was only for developing game apps. As an outside observer who is new to Corona, here’s my opinion on the subject.


Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) Brings New Features

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Corona Geek

Samsung recently announced their new Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) phone and while Samsung’s marketing department will tell you it’s all about nature and being human, hardware fans will tell you it’s all about the specs, and the software crowd will tell you it’s about the operating system, I think it’s all about being creative.


Upcoming Event – First Corona SDK Meetup In Dallas

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To help us kick things off Dr. Brian Burton, author of Beginning Mobile App Development with Corona will be joining us to help answer questions about the Corona SDK. Dr. Burton teaches a course on mobile development at Abilene Christian University and he is a Corona SDK Ambassador.