03 September 2012
Corona Geek Hangout – Episode 3 – New Android WebViews, Learning Lua, and iOS6 Upgrades
Episode 3 of this weeks Corona Geek On Air show is live. This week we included another app review and share some great tips for new Corona SDK developers. See the notes below for a full list of topics and resources that were discussed during the show.
Thanks for watching,
- Brian Burton – Author of Mobile App Development with Corona: Getting Started
- Toff Ward – Developer / Geek / Gnome
- Charles McKeever – Developer / Gamer / Runner
If you are new to the conversation, the Corona SDK is a cross platform mobile development tool kit that makes it easy for developers to create native applications for Android and iOS devices as well as for Kindle, and Nook. You can find out more about the Corona SDK at http://www.CoronaLabs.com.
In this episode of the Corona Geek On Air Show we covered:
Daily Build Release Notes 894
- Added “native.newWebView” API to Android (already in iOS)
- Upgraded Physics Box2D library to v2.2.1
- The Mac Simulator requires OSX 10.7 and later
- Android: Added “object.alpha” property support for native fields such as TextField, TextBox, and WebView. An alpha value of 1.0 is opaque and 0.0 is transparent.
- See full Build 894 Release Notes for details on other items.
- How much Lua do I need to learn?
- How do I get the Terminal to show in the Simulator?
CORONA BLOG HIGHTLIGHTS
GoNinja by hiptic, free iOS App for iPad & iPhone
- Side Scroller / Jumper Game
- Simple Intro Tutorial
- Excellent Graphics
- Easy Navigation
- In-App Upgrades Options
- Social Media Integration
- Walter’s notes about iPhone 5 & Corona
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2 release date: most markets in October, U.S. launch sometime in ‘later 2012′
- Galaxy S3 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update rolling out “very soon,” Galaxy Note 10.1 and original Galaxy Note also to get it
- Reviewed the layout of the new API documentation with an emphasis on the three columns, “Libraries”, “Events”, & “Types”