I am unofficially changing my title from Director of Engineering to Director of non-iPhone platforms.
This has got to be the worst kept secret ever. We have been getting lots of requests for Android support in Corona. One user wrote that he purchased Corona, on the expectation that we’d add cross-platform support. I guess it’s pretty obvious, right? We have a grainy home video of a prototype of Corona running on Symbian posted to youtube. We have a flexible, high performance engine written from the ground up for portability. It doesn’t take a huge stretch of the imagination to connect the dots, and you’re all very smart people.
Well, it’s my distinct pleasure to confirm that, yes, indeed, actually we are actively working on an Android version of Corona (code-named Overdrive). We’ve been working on it for quite some time, and it’s looking really good — check this video for proof! We are heading into a broader private beta this week with our subscribers. With Corona, cross-building for Android will be just as easy as iPhone builds are right now.
We’ll be posting more details soon.