During this week’s Corona Geek Hangout we discussed the viral success and ultimate demise of Flappy Bird with Goofo Escape game developer Dario Sangiovanni. Dario and the rest of the developer panel shared many insights into what it takes to make a successful mobile game.
Category: Corona Geek
Tune into this week’s episode of Corona Geek where we discussed Graphics 2.0 updates to Dr. Burton’s Corona SDK Books, updates to Ed Maurina’s Super Meter, Sergey Lerg’s event listener library, and Jen Looper’s brand new belly dancer app for iOS!
During this episode of Corona Geek we hung out with Borderleap’s Nate Dicken and Reel FX’s Dale Carman to discuss app design, marketing, and interactive media. Nate recently created Fitnet, a virtual digital fitness studio for iPad that uses the iPad camera as a biometric sensor to track and grade your movements during workouts. Last Thanksgiving Reel FX launched their Free Birds movie to theaters along with a companion app built with Corona SDK. Dale shared his excitement about mobile and said his studio has clients who are very interested in developing mobile apps.
During this episode of Corona Geek we hung out with Todd Cowden, creator of Aniballs and the upcoming Trashtronauts. Todd has developed a wide range of games. From an app to promote Universal Studio’s Lorax movie to environmental awareness education apps, Todd brings a unique design perspective to each project. Todd shared great insights into how he creates games from concept to final launch.
During this week’s Hangout Alex Souza, Founder of Kwiksher, showed us how to create Corona apps using Photoshop, J.A. Whye demoed his awesome Corona library for managing game levels, and Danny Glover showcased Corona plugins for handling everything from social media to pasteboard.
During today’s Hangout PreApps CEO, Sean Casto talked about the importance of marketing apps early. Sean explained how PreApps helps developers and consumers come together in mutually rewarding ways. PreApps provides developers with tools and resources to help them get exposure, collect feedback, acquire beta testers, and establish an audience before their apps reach the app store, while users earn rewards for participating.
During this special episode of Corona Geek, we talk with Jordan Price, UI Designer and App Developer about the importance of creating a good user experience using good UI/UX concepts. Jordan also shares his experience with developing his new Super Cool photo sticker app and gives tips for working with remote developers when there are language barriers.
During the last Corona Geek Hangout of 2013, we talk with App Developer / Illustrator Laura Tallardy about what it’s like to be both artist and app developer. Laura has an excellent portfolio of themed children’s apps and several holiday themed apps that she maintains across iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, and Nook. She has an interesting story about how she made the transition from artist to app developer. Laura also shared several excellent work flow tips and her advice to just, “get it shipped” was a powerful part of the conversation.
During this holiday edition of Corona Geek, Corona Ambassador Jen Looper demoed her Christmas Math Challenge app. We talked about what it takes to launch an app in time for the holiday rush, when app reskinning is a good practice, and how to use the camera filter in Graphics 2.0 to do augmented rendering.
During this week’s Corona Geek Corona Ambassador Sergey Lerg walked us through the awesome code for his Graphics 2.0 Audio Visualization Demo. We discussed Apple’s App Store ranking change and we shared our favorite Corona SDK editors.