Corona Geek #73 – Game Development with Todd Cowden

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Corona Geek Hangout

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.


Corona Geek #71 – PreApps CEO, Sean Casto Talks About App Marketing Before Launch

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Corona Geek Hangout

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.


Corona Geek – UI Designer Jordan Price on Creating a Positive User Experience

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Corona Geek Hangout

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.


Corona Geek #70 – Illustrator, App Developer Laura Tallardy On Creating Mobile Apps

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Corona Geek Hangout

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.


Corona Geek #67 – Graphics 2.0 – 2.5D Isometric Perspective and Belly Dancing App Dev

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Corona Geek Hangout

During this week’s Corona Geek Dr. Brian Burton walked us through sample code for creating 2.5D isometric perspective using vector images and Jennifer Looper shared her new belly dancing app project. Jen is using Parse to store data and pulling video clips together in creative ways. She’s also using PreApps to get ahead of app marketing while her app is still in development.