Corona, Android notifications, and cross-platform development

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So I owe you a story on notifications on Android and Corona which is essentially a story on why cross-platform development is incredibly difficult.

Now if we were just a pure iOS platform, we’d be pumping out features very quickly. However, we also support Android. And actually, if we count our desktop app, Corona Simulator, we also support Mac and Windows.

Of all four OSs, Android really slows down our development. Internally, we have a rule of thumb that features on Android take at least 5-10 times longer. There are two main reasons…


New public release coming!

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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 Spotlight: EA Chooses Corona for Word Smack

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Today, we’re thrilled to share the news that Electronic Arts (EA) has developed their latest Word Smack game with (drum roll please!) everyone’s favorite cross-platform development platform. That’s right, one of the world’s largest game publishers has incorporated Corona into their arsenal, to develop first-class mobile content.


App of the Week: Thief Job

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Steve is a pint-sized thief with dreams of becoming rich. After reading about a billion dollar museum exhibit in the paper, he hopes to perform the biggest heist in history. Help him outrun the night shift policeman and make his getaway!


App of the Week: Minu

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This weekend, I set out to bake the perfect banana bread. I put Minu to the test, a beautifully crafted timer that ensured my bread was baked just right. Simple in design and gorgeous in construction, users have embraced Minu as it’s climbed the Top 10 chart of utility apps.