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.


New public release coming!

Posted by & filed under Amazon Kindle, Android, Corona SDK, Daily Build, iPad, iPhone, News & Announcements, NOOK.

It’s been such a whirlwind week that I’ve only now been able to sit down and write this post!

Today’s announcement about Electronic Arts and Corona is just the beginning. We’ve got some more kick-ass stuff on the way.

At the same time, engineering is forging ahead. It looks like the season of new devices (Kindle HD, NOOK HD, iPhone 5, iPad Mini) had ended, so we are going to push out a new public release.


Corona + Phonegap + Physics, Android notifications, and more!

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Last Friday’s GMIC session was a smashing success. Tons of folks were there — over 8,000 entrepreneurs, investors, and developers. We got to show off Corona first hand. And even demo’d building Pong in 5 minutes with Corona!

Last week, I alluded to talking some cool new stuff. Some of you had some good guesses. It wasn’t what I demo’d but I won’t deny those things either ;-)


Corona: iOS/Google Maps, Kindle Fire HD and NOOK HD

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With all the excitement around iPhone 5, iOS 6, and Google Maps, one thing you may not realize is that Google only offers its maps on standard Android devices, not customized flavors of Android. Consequently, like the iPhone 5, Kindle Fire and NOOK do not offer built-in Google Maps.

Now when we enabled native map views on Corona in daily build 903, we found a way to offer Google maps for all Android devices, including Kindle and NOOK.