Tutorial: New Widgets, Part 2

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After much anticipation, we’ve finally released the majority of new Corona widgets! All new widgets share a common trait: each has been written atop a new foundation that is more flexible and stable. Today’s tutorial outlines five of the new widgets — read further to learn how to implement them in your apps.


Using Built-In Twitter (iOS)

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Not long ago, Corona Labs implemented the iOS 5.0+ built-in Twitter functionality in which you can easily tweet using the Twitter credentials you enter into iOS. Today’s tutorial explains the simple method behind sending a tweet and an optional image or URL along with it. Read further to learn how!


Using Email Attachments (iOS)

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Would you like to open an email attachment with your own custom extension directly in your iOS app? Today’s guest tutorial walks you through the essential steps, including the necessary additions to “build.settings” and the functions required to load an email attachment into your app’s local directory. Read further to learn how!


Tutorial: Basic Shape-Matching App

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Educational and children’s apps continue to grow in popularity, as do casual puzzle games on various devices, especially with the new wave of family-oriented tablets. Today’s tutorial walks you through a basic multitouch shape-matching app and it includes the complete project code which you can implement into your own project.


Tutorial: Implementing Pinch-Zoom-Rotate

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Many apps have a huge feature set but still function primarily with a single point of input: buttons, touch-drags, individual swipe actions, etc. However, even the most basic interface can benefit from the multitouch capabilities of modern devices; for example, zoom in and out on a background, scale/rotate objects and layers, etc. Today’s tutorial walks you through a full “pinch-zoom-rotate” methodology and includes a working module that you can incorporate into your own app.


Tutorial: Utilizing Time and Dates

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Working with “time” in any programming language can be confusing to programmers. Furthermore, it’s not always obvious what the time and date functions mean and how they behave. This week’s tutorial discusses some of these issues and shows you how to work with things like date calculations, time zones, and date formatting.


Corona Holiday Gifts: Android Push and More!

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Christmas came early for many Corona SDK developers! The team was very busy last week with a bunch of check-ins that rolled out to daily builds. There are many new features for you to explore, including native Twitter support (iOS 5 and 6), iAds support, and the much-anticipated Android push notifications. Please read about all of the holiday gifts that Corona has delivered today, and how to get started with push notifications in Android!