More updates on the NOOK HD, and some tidbits on iOS6 and a recent appearance on CoronaGeek.
Beetle Bounce takes the basics of billiards, adds a dash of chaos, and an army of critters to create a fun-filled, casual game. Developed by Naomi Kokubo, a talented and self-taught indie game developer.
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.
Who knew combining a multi-player guessing game with photo sharing could be such a blast? Turns out it’s the recipe for an awesome app: the Corona-built Peek! game for iOS.
As the iPhone 5 hit Apple stores around the country, Samsung rolled out a new marketing campaign, claiming “The Next Big Thing” is already here – the Galaxy S3. Poking fun at Apple fanboys, the ad features iPhone enthusiasts chatting about the device’s new features, including a bigger screen and LTE connectivity. Meanwhile, Galaxy S3 users stroll by, showing off their (bigger) screens, watching videos while sending emails, and sharing playlists (take that Apple!)
Today, Apple officially released iOS 6 and Xcode 4.5.
In the next daily build (919 or after), all device builds will automatically be iOS 6 compatible. In order for you to do device builds, you should upgrade to Xcode 4.5 GM (not to be confused with ’4.5 GM seed’). As of today, this is available from Apple.
Developed by Gambit Technologies, Window Warrior is a brand-new, free download for your iOS device. As ferocious little monsters hover outside your home, you must tightly board each window to keep them out.
The iPhone 5 is looking like it will be the fastest-selling gadget of all time. So let’s talk about what you need to do to prepare your Corona apps for the iPhone 5 and iOS6.
One of the biggies we’ll cover is what you’ll need to do to make your Corona app handle the new 16:9 aspect ratio, or what we’re calling “tall apps” (as opposed to the shorter “traditional apps” designed for the iPhone 3 and iPhone 4).
At midnight, millions of eager fans (including Corona Labs!) visited Apple’s online store, for a chance to pre-order the iPhone 5. The pre-orders sold out within an hour, 20 times faster than past models. With a projected 6-10 million device sales in September alone, the iPhone love affair is far from over – but did the new device meet expectations?
September has been an exciting month in mobile, or more generally, connected devices. Last week, Amazon announced two new Kindle Fires and is trying to move into iPad-sized tablets. In spite of the controversy over ads displayed on the lock screen, it’s a very compelling price point.
Perhaps most interesting is how Amazon views Android. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says “it’s a base operating system layer”, like Linux but with a lot of customization. In other words, they’re not in the game of making Android devices; they’re making Kindles.