Corona: Update on Nook HD

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I wanted to give you an update on the new Nook HDs and what you need to do (not much) to get your Corona apps ready for these higher resolution devices.

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.

Apple vs Amazon

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Apple vs Amazon

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.

NOOK June Promo for Corona Developers

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The Lost City, Word Winder, The Secret of Grisly Manor and Draw & Guess are just a handful of incredibly successful Corona-built NOOK apps – and yours could be the next sensation! This June, we’re running a promotion with Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Developer Program. Read on for a great opportunity to develop for the platform. The Nitty Gritty Submit your Corona app by June 30 and we’ll enter you in a drawing – two developers will receive a NOOK Tablet and another two will receive a 3-month extension to their Corona Pro License! Additionally, you’ll receive extra marketing exposure, including a week on one of Barnes & Noble’s curated marketing lists that appear on NOOK devices and on the Barnes & Noble website, plus an

Guest Post: 18 Years to Our First App

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Steve Bullock is the founder of Adveractive Inc., and co-creator of Word Winder, a NOOK app for puzzle lovers and word game players. Word Winder was selected as App of the Week on Monday, and within just two weeks of release, it reached the #1 spot in both the board and word game categories on NOOK Apps. Congratulations to Steve and his fantastic team on their success! 

App of the Week: Word Winder

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If you’re a fan of the Sunday crossword or the classic Scrabble, you’ll love the newly released Word Winder game for NOOK. Word Winder is the brainchild of David Hoyt, the man behind a number of popular games including Daily Jumble and Word Roundup. The app was launched in conjunction with a physical Word Winder board game, which is also available at Barnes and Noble stores. Within days of release, the Word Winder app snagged the #2 spot in the Word Game category, behind Words With Friends and ahead of Scrabble! The game was also #2 in Best Selling Board Game Apps. Perfect for any word game aficionado, Word Winder features 50 unique puzzles for each of the four single-player games within the app including frenzy, frenzy bonus, finder, and