Graphics 2.0 Public Beta

Today, I’m very happy to announce we are making a beta of Graphics 2.0 available to Corona SDK Pro and Enterprise subscribers!

Our goal with Graphics 2.0 was to enable you to produce cinematic-quality graphics in your mobile apps. We wanted to build a system that let you combine the elements of great visual effects — vector geometry, image processing, motion graphics.

Corona weekly update: Turn-based multiplayer support

Ready to invite your friends to play your latest game? You’re in luck!

Starting in Daily Build #1172, you can develop iOS games that take full advantage of turn-based multiplayer features in Game Center.

We’ve built all these features into the ‘gameNetwork’ library so whether you have existing code or new code, it’ll be a cinch to use.

Corona Weekly Update: Fixing bugs

While we work on lots of features that make mobile app development easier, I want to highlight all the bug fixing that’s been going on in parallel.

We’ve been very vigilant about regressions introduced in daily builds, but if there was one eye sore in our bugbase it was the bugs in the widget framework. We have attacked them with renewed vigor.

Corona Weekly Update: iOS7 Beta, Text alignment, Facebook

Time for a quick update on your favorite mobile app development platform.

Last week, Apple announced iOS7 Beta at WWDC. A lot of cool stuff was shown. The interesting thing is that a lot of the “flat” UI that was demonstrated was exactly the kind of thing we saw some of you already creating using Corona’s graphics system.

Corona Weekly Update: Photoshop-style Filter Effects

This week I wanted to give you some more eye candy from our next-generation graphics engine to demonstrate how easy it will be to add filter effects to your app.

Like in the 2.5D quadrilateral distortion preview, we’ve modified the Fishies sample app. This time, we’ve taken the background aquarium image and created a 3×3 grid. Then we applied a filter effect to each tile.

Tutorial: Using the Zip Plugin

Today, we announced that Corona Plugins – codenamed “Project Gluon” – are live and available to Corona SDK Pro subscribers using recent Daily Builds. In this week’s tutorial, learn how to get started with our walkthrough of the “zip” plugin, convenient for compressing and uncompressing files within your app.

Corona Weekly Update: New Plugin Partners + Core gets lighter

Today, I’m happy to announce our first batch of Corona Plugin partners.

It’s great partners like these that enable Corona developers to access the best new functionality and 3rd party services. In particular, today’s batch span a wider variety of services from app advertising to cross-promotion and value-exchange ads, from social campaigns to game controllers.