26 January 2015
Corona Geek #126 – Sharing Data Between Composer Library Scenes
During last week’s Hangout we talked about memory management in Composer library scenes. We looked at how memory usage varies between managed and unmanaged scenes. We also examined the differences between Corona SDK memory management of objects versus Lua memory management.
This week we continued the discussion with a look at three ways to share data between scenes, how to store data long term for access between app uses, and how to add fields to a locally stored settings file without losing the original values in the file. Scene management is an important part of app development. Join the Hangout on Monday’s and be part of the conversation.
Next week we’ll continue the discussion with a look at creating custom Composer transitions. We’ll also talk with Jason Schroeder about his Progress Ring Module for Corona SDK that let’s you add a progress indicator to your apps using one line of code.
Congratulations #ShipJam Winners
Great news, the judge’s votes are in from the end of year competition to ship an app before the end of 2014. It was a tight competition and all the judges were impressed by the quality of work and how much participants got done in such a short time.
The top three awards went to:
- First Place: Fantasy Night Football by Noah Malewicz, Chunky Apps
- Second Place: Pet Puzzles by Scott Adelman, scottadelman.com
- Third Place: MisionTierra by Raptor UVG, raptoruvg.com.mx
Judge’s Choice went to: Long Vowels Word Study by Thomas Wilson, Out Of Touch Productions, thisreadingmama.com
January’s Geek Games – Let’s Play!
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Replay Last Week’s Show
- Download the code from today’s Hangout
- Super Starter Kit for Corona SDK
- Play DeflateGate on Android
- Save $5 on Widget Themes from Crave Creative
- Progress Ring Module
- Composer Library gotoScene docs
- We’re Hiring Core Engineers
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