Facebook Connect and Web Popups in Corona

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Today, we added a new sample code demonstrating how to use Facebook Connect in your Corona app. Included in that sample is a “facebook.lua” library that makes it so easy to access the Facebook API that even the UI for logging in is taken care of for you. The great thing about the facebook.lua library is how it makes simple tasks really simple. You don’t have to worry about creating UI to authenticate on Facebook’s servers, generating a url for an HTML GET, or messing around with generating the appropriate hashes using api keys. In keeping with our philosophy, we wanted to offer you something that you could use almost immediately. In fact, if we were to strip all the fanciness out of the Facebook


This is why they have more money than I do

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This is an awesome quote from our VCs: We think Ansca’s solutions will become the standard way of writing apps for the iPhone and, eventually, other smartphones. Yes! Of course, I also think this, but I tend to be too chicken to say it. In my defense, I was painstakingly academically trained to emit only meekly qualified statements that anticipated likely counter-arguments at length. But do you want to see some tech headlines you’ll never read? Windows 7 Adequate if You Like That Sort of Thing, says Ballmer. Jobs: “iPhone Has Several Uses and May Please You”.