26 June 2014
CoronaViewer: Instant on-device previews
One of the things app developers love about Corona is the fast iteration — make edits to your project and preview them instantly in the Corona Simulator.
Today, we’re going to take that one step further with CoronaViewer. It’s going to dramatically improve your productivity. With CoronaViewer, you’ll be able to edit your project from your Mac/Win desktop and preview them right away on your device.
CoronaViewer is an app that you run on your device. It works by sync’ing project files that live in a special Dropbox folder. When you make edits to these files on your desktop, they’ll automatically be updated to CoronaViewer.
Here’s a quick video showing how CoronaViewer works in practice:
CoronaViewer is currently in beta on iOS (Android is not available yet). There are a few quirks around first-time use and switching between your projects, but you’ll find it’s well worth it to be able to preview your app instantly on device.
To access CoronaViewer, you’ll need a Pro (or higher) subscription. Install daily build 2014.2347 (or after), and then follow the instructions in the CoronaViewer github repo.