Friday Night Forum: Hooray for events!

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These past couple weeks have been crazy, what with the first-ever #CoronaHackathon last weekend and the first-ever Corona meetup in Chicago last night. We’re always thrilled to get out of our cave every once in a while and see the faces of people who inspire us to keep on making Corona SDK the best mobile app platform on the planet. Nevertheless, we still must ask… What would you like to see at a future Corona event? This includes geographical suggestions too. We’re all ears…


Friday Night Forum: So… Who’s next?

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This past week saw a lot of crazy changes in the mobile development arena. From “Googorola” to WebOS, we were reminded just how on-the-ball one must be to stay alive in this space. New developments are always happening, and new mobile platforms are always emerging and fading. So, in the spirit of tapping into the greater Corona Community mindshare, we ask you… . Who do you think will be the next to rise or fall in the mobile wars? …I sure hope our comments section is ready for this!


Interview: ‘Chickens Quest’ creator Marco Bologna’s quest for the perfect SDK

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Last month, we named the Lemmings-style Chickens Quest as our App of the Week. Since then, it’s been featured as The GameTrail’s Free Game of the Day. Now, we talk to creator Marco Bologna of GuGuGames and get his insight on how easy it was — as a first-time Corona user — to make such a fun and great-looking game. As a developer, what type of past experience do you have with other programming languages and platforms (besides Corona)? I have over 20 years of experience as a programmer, all beginning when I was 16 with C64. That was when, in order to do something nice, we needed to develop in machine code — but that’s more prehistoric than what you were probably going for! Now, I’m a


Friday Night Forum: What are you looking for?

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In anticipation of our heavily hinted launch this coming Tuesday, we wanna gauge where you (our users) currently stand in your app-making endeavors. Generally speaking, we’ve noticed three trends: Some of you are still fine-tuning your coding skills. Others are looking for ways to market your apps and boost your download numbers. (“app discovery” is the word for that) Still, some of you are looking for that one magic feature to make your dream app a reality. So, tell us — what are you looking for?


Welcome to our interns!

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As Carlos mentioned yesterday, we added a new staff member to our growing team, and today, it gives me pleasure to announce two additions that will help us over the summer via our internship program. Please welcome Scott Takahashi and Abie Katz!


Carlos orates the unabridged history of Corona SDK

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For some fine Sunday listening, check out this podcast from the Aussie-based Tech Webcast. This past Friday, they had our very own Carlos on to talk about the mobile space and app development using Corona SDK. Carlos took listeners on a rare, in-depth trip through Corona’s history, detailing the career changes and industry shifts which ultimately led to him and Walter starting Ansca Mobile. So dramatic!


Friday Night Forum: Is Android the wiser investment?

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In case your weekend could use a little jump-start, I’ve decided to start a Friday Night Forum. Here’s how it will work: Each week, I’ll find something relevant, post it up here in the most outrageous way I can get away with, and then let you all go at it in the comments section! This week, I bring you the following story in today’s ReadWriteMobile talking about app development job opportunities for iPhone and Android developers. Apparently, jobs for Android are set to skyrocket and overtake iPhone gigs by the end of the year. This throws yet another curveball in the already active Android vs. iPhone debate that has regularly sprung up in the comments section around here. Check out the full story via the screenshot


Interview: Team Choco’s sweet inspiration

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Alejandro Jimenez is 0.33% of the Spanish-based “ChocoTeam,” whose ChocoRun game is our current App of the Week. We talked to Alejandro via e-mail and asked him about the process of making his game — but forgot to ask how we can get our hands on one of those stuffed Choco toys. DANG!!! Also worth mentioning, Ansca buddy Graham Ranson gets a shoutout in this interview. Like we always say, Corona goes best with Lime! What’s your background in engineering? Like, what type of code and programming languages do you have experience working with? . Pedro and I work as IT guys/developers during the day. Actually, our jobs are focused on ERP development and we have ‘played’ with many code languages already, most of which