Widget 2.0 is here! Bam!

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It’s here! We rewrote Corona’s widget library from the ground up and it’s now available in Daily Build 1034.

(Side note: There was a little snafu with the 1034’s Daily Build API docs. It’s now fixed!)

The most important thing we did was decide to start from scratch in order to build a stable, rock-solid foundation. It’s much easier to extend, has better error handling, and is more maintainable.


Say goodbye to default Android Permissions

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In the past month, we’ve been focusing Corona Daily Builds on lots of small details, and in particular, what I call invisible issues. These are the kinds of things that don’t make sense to address in the short-term, but are vital to the long-term health of the platform.

One such invisible issue has been Android permissions, or more precisely, the default permissions.


Tutorial: Utilizing Time and Dates

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Working with “time” in any programming language can be confusing to programmers. Furthermore, it’s not always obvious what the time and date functions mean and how they behave. This week’s tutorial discusses some of these issues and shows you how to work with things like date calculations, time zones, and date formatting.


Block Struggle: Winner at the 2012 Danish App Awards (Guest Post)

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Block Struggle

Mathias Gruber is the founder of Yet Another App Company and the developer of Block Struggle. Developed in just a few months with Corona SDK, the cross-platform game secured Mathias several recognitions at the Danish App Awards 2012, as a winner of the “Independent Developer” category and the “Aller Innovation Prize,” from the largest media publisher in Scandinavia.


Corona Holiday Gifts: Android Push and More!

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Christmas came early for many Corona SDK developers! The team was very busy last week with a bunch of check-ins that rolled out to daily builds. There are many new features for you to explore, including native Twitter support (iOS 5 and 6), iAds support, and the much-anticipated Android push notifications. Please read about all of the holiday gifts that Corona has delivered today, and how to get started with push notifications in Android!


Spreading some holiday cheer with new Corona features!

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Happy holidays from Corona Labs

Today was supposed to be the end of the world, so if you’re reading this, you survived!

To celebrate, I wanted to talk about some early holiday gifts that Corona Labs is sending your way.

We just made available a couple of cool new features in Corona SDK‘s daily builds.

The features I’ll highlight today were made possible by Project Gluon, which as you may recall from last week, enables Corona plugins.