Vodafone’s #AppAid Hackathon: Coding For a Cause (Guest Post)

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Corona developer, Steven Cooper, participated in Vodafone’s App Aid, a 48-hour hackathon centered around building apps for a common good. Steven and his star team used Corona SDK to develop a mobile solution for the Leukaemia Foundation, aimed at supporting cancer patients through their journey by capturing medical information, tracking upcoming appointments and providing information on treatment side effects.

eBooks with Corona and our Growing Ecosystem

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Owl with eBook

We had a great event last week, in San Francisco, that showcased 3 different ways of building eBooks with Corona. Our speakers David Gross, Ron Martinez of Aerbook and Alex Souza of Kwik, demonstrated their respective platforms and how they are using Corona SDK in unique ways, to help others create high quality, interactive eBooks.

Corona SDK Meetup next week at Ansca HQ!

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The last couple months saw Carlos and Walter hopping all around the country to Corona meetups in New York, Florida, and Texas. Despite their tireless schedules, the meetup bug has hit Team Ansca again — but we wanna keep this next one a little closer to home.  So, next week, we’ll be having a Corona meetup here, at Ansca HQ in Silicon Valley! The last couple times we did this, it was incredible! We loved getting to meet you guys and finally putting a face to your Twitter @handles. So, why not clear out your schedules for the evening of January 19 and come on out again? We’ll have more details (guest appearances, prizes, etc.) announced soon, but you can RSVP now by clicking the screenshot

Corona SDK meetup in Texas!

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Adding to our already-packed December meetup schedule, (Carlos in sunny Florida!) our very own Walter will be at a Corona SDK meetup next week in Dallas, Texas! To keep some semblance of crowd control, only a limited number of tickets to attend are available. You can get yours for free below…

Corona SDK meetups in Florida! *Locations and Hours Updated*

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A couple weeks ago, Walter went to a couple Corona meetups in New York, talking to developers and even taking some hard-hitting questions along the way. Now, Carlos is heading a little further south along the East Coast and will be attending three meetups in Florida next month! We’ll have further details (venues, etc.) as the dates draw nearer, but here are Carlos’ stops so far… Updated: December 19 @ Tampa, Wyndham Hotel King Palm Room. Map From  7:00-9:00pm December 20 @ Orlando IDEAS Orlando Map From  5:00pm-7:00pm December 21 @ Miami (RSVP here) Map (address sign on the building says “900”) Topic: “Running a Lean Startup: From zero to funding, then what?“ …Feels kinda like seeing tour dates for your favorite rock band, eh?

Recap: Flash Coders NY meetup on Corona SDK

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Last week, our very own Walter visited the Empire State! While there, he took part in two meetups: One in Rochester, NY and another in New York City with the Flash Coders NY (FCNY) group. Below, you can see a full video of Walter in the lion’s den, giving his presentation of Corona SDK while being grilled by the FCNY Flash faithful along the way!

Corona SDK this week in New York!

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  Our very own Walter is currently trekking the newly whitened East Coast. This week, he’ll be at Corona events in New York — both, city and state! First is upstate NY. Walter will be at what organizers have simply named “The Big Corona Event” at the Strathallan Hotel in Rochester tomorrow, November 1 from 6:00-9:00pm. Attendees will be able to win free copies of Corona and also will receive top-secret coupon codes to get [censored]% off their yearly Corona subscription. The next day, Walter will be at Think Coffee on Mercer Ave. in New York City for the Flash Coders NY weekly meetup. Here’s where all of you Flash programmers can come and grill the creator of Corona first-hand — show no mercy! * Carlos edit: If you can bring

Walter talks monetization! (tomorrow)

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As you’ve probably seen by now, we have quite a  large and heavily active community around Corona SDK. Naturally, after troubleshooting and features, the biggest topic we get questions about is how to succeed and monetize once your app is in stores. Yes, we’ve featured previous posts on here before about app monetization, marketing, and even brainstorming a successful app idea. But you’ve never really heard straight from us, in much detail, about how to go about making cold, harsh cash from your apps. Well, until now! Tomorrow afternoon, our very own Walter and  Inneractive VP Assaf Benjamin will lead a panel called “Hey – It’s Only Me and My App Here” at the App Conference here, in the SF Bay Area. The half-hour session will consist of “Monetization