Tutorial: Moving Objects Along a Path

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There are many ways to move objects in Corona SDK. If you want to move an object from point A to point B, the simplest approach is to use a transition. But what if you need to move it along a path with multiple segments, like moving a knight on a chess board in its unique “L” pattern? This tutorial outlines how to achieve sequential movement via a series of queued transitions.


Tutorial: Introducing the Pasteboard Plugin (iOS)

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A common requirement for business app developers is the ability to copy and paste items — in specific, the ability to select something from your app and paste it into another, or copy something from another app and paste it into yours. Read further to learn how, using the simple pasteboard plugin.


Tutorial: Customizing Text Input

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One feature that is requested in the feedback site is a “widget-based” text input field — one that allows for more “styling” than a device’s native input field. Until we can implement this feature, today’s tutorial gives you a foundation to build your own. Read further to learn how.


Tutorial: Techniques for Swapping Images

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Sometimes, the design of an app dictates the need for “image swapping,” in which the developer needs to draw an image at a given location and then, after some time or some action, swap that image for another. Corona SDK offers various solutions for this task and this week’s tutorial discusses each in detail.