19 February 2016
From the Forum — Issue #111
Welcome to the latest installment of From the Forum. In this series, guest blogger Alex Jackson highlights outstanding threads from the Corona Forum. The goal is to bring attention to the most captivating, interesting, and thought-provoking discussions taking place in our very own backyard.
Please visit the forum to join these conversations or start your own!
Coronium incremental update
We know that a huge update to Coronium is coming soon. It’s talked about in hushed whispers around campfires across the nation, smiles spreading across our faces as a pure Lua server system is being finalized and ready for launch.
However, in the meantime. new Corona Labs server guru Develephant has released an update to the current Coronium configuration, providing some bugfixes and clearing up some discrepancies in the code in general. If you’re currently utilizing Coronium, it would behoove you to put this fix in place while waiting for the next iteration. Head on down to the original thread to read up on the fixes and where you can get the update.
Testing out the new dev tool
RoamingGamer has busted out of the gate, looking for some assistance in load-testing his game development tool. This is the logical successor to his previous Super Simple Kit (SSK), which helped many of us get a firm grasp of Corona game development.
He’s getting started with beta testing on his new Corona gamedev tool, and the more eyeballs the better. The below thread contains instructions in order to sign up as a beta tester, so hustle on over and get your name on the list. Do it for science!
Hard ad data
Getting some hard data about ad networks and eCPM rates on a historical scale can be a bit difficult. Doing your own legwork to find all of this info is hard enough, and then collating the data while updating it is a bit prohibitive.
Which is why I wanted to highlight the below thread. There are some really cool tips and some interesting resources that can make your life infinitely easier, and let you pick the ad network that is right for you. Check out the original thread to learn more!
Alex Jackson is an indie developer and the founder of Panc Interactive, specializing in retro-style gaming. He has created several mobile applications, enjoys long walks on the beach, pixel art, and reading the Corona forums. Contact him by email or follow him on Twitter: @pancinteractive. Check out his new game Segreta on iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Amazon devices.