01 December 2015
With Perk.com, Corona Labs enters the next chapter
Hi folks, my name is Roj Niyogi and I’m President/Co-founder of Perk.com. Some of you have already had a chance to learn a little bit about both Perk.com and myself from the Corona forums.
As Walter mentioned in his most recent post, Corona is joining Perk.com. Important to know and as indicated by Walter, he and I had been chatting for several months now comparing notes and sharing thoughts around his original vision of Corona and how Perk might be able to help.
As a developer myself, I know that one of the most important things to me when considering a development platform -outside of a platform’s overall feature set and capabilities- was the platforms general viability. I can assure the Corona developer community that with Perk.com’s support as a profitable publicly-traded company, Corona has an extremely bright future ahead.
So what does the next chapter bring? Here’s a small preview:
Support for more plugins
Corona already sports several popular plugins that make up the Plugin Directory today. However, there are many many more that will help continue to “round out” the platform: plugins for services such as Segment.io, Crashlytics, Helpshift and more make up the ever-evolving landscape of mobile utilities that enhance app experiences for users and help developers make better decisions when building their apps. We invite our community to share their plugin requests.
Corona will soon launch Corona Ads – a simple and elegant way to introduce monetization via display and video ads into your Corona apps. With Perk.com’s deep relationships with ad partners today, we’re excited to extend this to the Corona developer community and make it even easier for developers to earn money from their mobile apps.
Corona Asset Store
A natural extension of the Corona platform is a general marketplace that allows developers like you to take assets (components, graphics, etc) and make them available to other developers to buy and implement into their own apps.
Corona Con, anyone?
Corona developer forums are great and with such a vibrant developer community, it seems about time there should be a Corona SDK oriented conference to really bring the community even closer together. And what better venue than centrally-located Austin, Texas. Beer, BBQ, Tex-mex and good conversation around Corona seem to be the ingredients for a perfect conference recipe and we’re looking forward to bringing you the first conference in late 2016 (Austin City Limits, anyone?)
All in all, I consider any and all Corona developers to be pioneers, thought-leaders, and pragmatists. You use Corona because it just makes sense and feels right; it’s easy to learn, easy to use, and it’s cross-platform. It’s supported both by a passionate engineering/development team and a thriving community of developers.
Some of you might be wondering why Corona changed hands again. The answer is actually fairly simple: to fully support Corona and take it to greater heights. The Fuse acquisition could be seen as a trailer to the movie or the appetizer to the main course; metaphors aside, the fact is that much of what Fuse aimed to accomplish with its acquisition of Corona Labs, Perk.com will deliver on.
Perk ♥ Corona!
Onward we go.