Corona Geek Hangout – Episode 21 – Hanging with Michelle Fernandez, Corona SDK Book Author

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Michelle Fernandez on Corona Geek

Recently I got the chance to hangout with Michelle Fernandez, author of the Corona SDK Mobile Game Development: Beginner’s Guide. Just like the title implies, her book introduces you to mobile game development using the Corona SDK and the Lua language. If you’ve never programmed or created a game, Michelle’s book will step you through everything you need to know.


Corona Geek On Air – Episode 17 – Hanging with Alex Souza, Founder of Kwiksher

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Corona Geek On Air – Episode 17 – Hanging with Alex Souza, Founder of Kwiksher

Just bought @kwiksher after watching @coronageek podcast. I also bought a monthly subscription to @creativesuite it seemed like a good deal — Hector Sanchez (@AppsGlobal) December 5, 2012 Corona Geek On Air episode 17 is ready for your comments! During this week’s live Corona Geek On Air Hangout we were joined by special guest Alex Souza, Creator of Kwik, a Photoshop plugin for creating mobile apps without code. During the hangout we announced this week’s Corona Labs t-shirt winner, recapped last Saturday’s Big Corona Meetup, discussed Corona Lab’s new team additions and talked about why sweeping changes in your user interface might cause problems for your app. As always, be sure to join us next Monday at 2pm CST for a new episode and add


Corona Geek On Air – Episode 16 – Hanging with Eric Dyck of Tap for Tap

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Corona Geek On Air – Episode 16 – Hanging with Eric Dyck of Tap for Tap

Corona Geek On Air episode 16 is ready for your comments! During this week’s live Corona Geek On Air Hangout we were joined by special guest Eric Dyck, co-Founder of Tap for Tap, the tap exchange network that helps developers promote and monetize their apps for free. During the hangout we announced this week’s Corona Labs t-shirt winner, covered some Big Corona Meetup details, learned more about mobile app monetization, shared some app favorites, and looked forward to the future with Google Fiber. Overall, it was a great show and I’d like to thank Eric for taking time out of his busy schedule to hang with us for an hour. As always, be sure to join us next Monday at 2pm CST and add us


Corona Geek On Air – Episode 15 – Hanging with Jay Jennings, Corona Project Manager, and Data Tutorials

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Corona Geek On Air – Episode 15 – Hanging with Jay Jennings, Corona Project Manager, and Data Tutorials

Corona Geek On Air episode 15 is ready for your comments! During this week’s live Corona Geek On Air Hangout we were joined by special guest Jay Jennings, creator of Corona Project Manager. We discussed the new Corona Geek iTunes feed, Stitcher Partnerships, Chrome Extensions, Corona Labs’ $2 million round of funding, the new Corona SDK public release, Corona Project Manager, wallet apps, game graphics, OpenFeint’s transition to GREE, and a new in-depth tutorial for working with data with the Corona SDK. Phew As always, be sure to join us next Monday at 2pm CST and add us to your Google+ Corona SDK circle. Thanks for watching, Charles McKeever CoronaGeek Show Geeks: Jay Jennings – Creator of Corona Project Manager Brian Burton – Author of


Corona SDK Developer Interview – Jordan Schuetz, Ninja Pig Studios

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Corona SDK Developer Interview – Jordan Schuetz, Ninja Pig Studios

Recently I got a tweet from Jordan Schuetz, Corona SDK developer and owner of Ninja Pig Studios that said, “You should invite me to one of your interviews “. I’m always interested in talking with talented people who like to get things done, so I thought that was a great idea. A few tweets later we had ourselves a scheduled interview, which you can watch above. In case you like to read, here are the cliff notes. Jordan Schuetz started developing mobile apps when he was 16 years old. That’s when he came up with the name Ninja Pig Studios. Jordan is now attending to college and running his app development business from his dorm room. Jordan told me he likes to create apps for


Corona Geek On Air – Episode 14 – Electronic Arts, Certified Corona Developer, and Corona Data Storage

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Corona Geek On Air – Episode 14 – Electronic Arts, Certified Corona Developer, and Corona Data Storage

Corona Geek On Air episode 14 is ready for your comments! During this week’s live Corona Geek On Air Hangout we talk about the new Word Smack app developed by Electronic Arts using the Corona SDK, the Corona Certified Developers Program, the Big Corona Meetup, the upcoming public release, Android piracy hacks, iPhone 5 swipe glitches, and Corona SDK data storage options. All that and more is waiting for you. Check the show notes for links to all the resources we discussed during today’s geek out. As always, be sure to join us next Monday at 2pm CST and add us to your Google+ Corona SDK circle. Thanks for watching, Charles McKeever CoronaGeek Show Geeks: Brian Burton – Author of Mobile App Development with Corona: Getting


Corona Geek On Air – Episode 13 – Hanging out with Dean Murphy, Joke Shake app developer

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Corona Geek On Air – Episode 13 – Hanging out with Dean Murphy, Joke Shake app developer

Corona Geek On Air episode 13 is live! During this special episode of Corona Geek we hangout with Dean Murphy, developer of the Joke Shake app for iPhone and iPad. Dean shares his Corona experience as someone who is new to programming entirely. Dean also shares some of the lessons he had to learn the hard way. Check out the show notes below for the full line up of topics and resources discussed during the show. As always, be sure to join us next Monday at 2pm CST and add us to your Google+ Corona SDK circle. Thanks for watching, Charles McKeever CoronaGeek Show Geeks: Dean Murphy – Joke Shake App Developer Brian Burton – Author of Mobile App Development with Corona: Getting Started Toff Ward


iPad mini Review – Initial Thoughts and Impressions

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iPad mini Review After 48 Hours of Use

On Friday I bought an iPad mini from the Apple Store. I’ve been using it all weekend, so I’ve created a quick video review to share my thoughts on the device. So far I can say that the iPad mini is an excellent device. It’s everything the iPad is without the awkward size and extra weight. The lack of retina display is not an issue and I absolutely love that I can type using my thumbs without having to jostle the device to reach keys. so far I’ve been able to do everything on the iPad Mini and I can do on a full sized iPad. After using the iPad mini all weekend, I can honestly say that I am more than pleased with the


Using YouTube’s Video Editor To Promote Your Mobile Apps

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Using YouTube’s Video Editor To Promote Your Mobile Apps

During our hangout with David Rangel of Corona Labs, he suggested several things that app developers should be doing to market their mobile apps. One of those suggestions was to create videos that show how your app works so customers can get a sense of what it would be like to use your app. Since video production can be intimidating, I thought it would be a good idea to show how simple it is to edit video clips using YouTube’s built in video editor. This is especially useful if you don’t already have video editing software or advanced editing skills. Charles McKeever CoronaGeek BTW, check out Dean Murphy’s Joke Shake app promo video. Just like the app itself, the video is clean, simple, and to


Joke Shake App Review

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Joke Shake App Review

App: Joke Shake Developer: Dean Murphy, EchoEcho Price: Free, Ad Supported In-App Purchases: Remove Ads, 3 Joke Packs Device: iOS (iPhone, iPad), Developed using the Corona SDK App Review: When it comes to telling jokes, I can usually only remember about two or three and two of them can’t be told in mixed company. So, when I came across Joke Shake I was instantly hooked. As you would expect the app does exactly what it’s name implies. If you shake your iPhone or iPad you will get a new joke each time. Imagine the magic eight ball concept applied to jokes. For the most part, almost all of the jokes are funny, which is a real challenge in an of itself. The developer, Dean Murphy