Apple vs Amazon

September has been an exciting month in mobile, or more generally, connected devices. Last week, Amazon announced two new Kindle Fires and is trying to move into iPad-sized tablets. In spite of the controversy over ads displayed on the lock screen, it’s a very compelling price point.

Perhaps most interesting is how Amazon views Android. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says “it’s a base operating system layer”, like Linux but with a lot of customization. In other words, they’re not in the game of making Android devices; they’re making Kindles.

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Corona Geek Hangout – Episode 4 – Memory Management, Corona Project Manager, and Corona ...

This week we discuss the release notes from previous Corona SDK builds, answer some more newbie questions, talk about the proper way to free up memory when working with objects, take a look at the Corona Project Manager as a time saving development tool, share some device news, and close with a discussion on using JSON in the Corona SDK API.

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Friday Night Forum: HTML5 vs. Native Development

The HTML5 vs. native debate rages on, with Facebook recently abandoning HTML5 in favor of platform-specific development. Both Quora and Pinterest followed, while Instagram and Foursquare developed their apps natively the first time around. The new natively developed Facebook app is twice as fast as the previous version.

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Designers and Learning Corona SDK

A guest post by Tomas Martinez Buero, Corona Ambassador in Madrid, Spain. He talks about how designers can quickly learn to develop with Corona SDK and its implication for development teams. Together with Microfusa, he is organizing courses for designers to learn Corona in Spain.

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App of the Week: Baby Soother Seal

This week’s App of the Week, Baby Soother Seal, is an essential tool for helping parents calm, soothe, and settle crying infants. The app hit #1 for lifestyle and #6 overall in the South Korea App Store, and was even featured by Apple shortly after its release in April.

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