Some people may have noticed a new option in the latest build dialog of the Corona Simulator labeled Create Live Build. What exactly does this new feature do?
Essentially, live builds encompass a new feature which vastly simplifies your on-device testing. In quick summary, they allow you to:
- Build and deploy your app just once and then see code/assets update almost instantly on your devices.
- Improve your workflow by testing on multiple devices and different platforms concurrently, all from a single Corona code base.
- Iterate on projects faster without rebuilding them to see the final result, even if they use native plugins like ad providers or game networking.
Technically, live builds operate in tandem with a small “Live Server” application which runs on your computer, allowing your devices to sync across your local network. Once running, Corona live builds will update at WiFi speeds as you make changes to your code. This should greatly improve testing device only features like game networks, analytics, monetization partners, etc.