Tutorial: Corona Particle Tools and Data Formats

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Since the “newEmitter()” display object was introduced in Corona Daily Build #2214, the Corona Labs staff and community members have illustrated various methods for the loading/usage of emitter definition files. However, some users are still unsure about how to create and edit emitters. In this tutorial, we’ll briefly examine emitter authoring tools, the Starling format, and emitter loaders.


Tutorial: Creating a Sharing Panel

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On iOS, many apps include a share button that lets you share your app’s features, whether it be a message, an achievement, or a high score via various services like Facebook, Twitter, email, etc. This week’s tutorial outlines the basic steps to construct a sharing panel in the iOS 7 style.


Widgets — Creating a Sliding Panel

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Today’s tutorial demonstrates how to create a sliding panel that has many uses, ranging from games to business applications. Using just one core function, you can easily implement a wide variety of panels that appear from different sides of the screen and utilize unique easing transitions.


Tutorial: Advanced Random Numbers

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Most of us have dealt with generating random numbers at some point in our app development. In this tutorial, we’ll look at the core syntax for generating random numbers, along with a “dice rolling” mechanism for more advanced use cases. Read further to learn more.