eBooks with Corona and our Growing Ecosystem

We had a great event last week, in San Francisco, that showcased 3 different ways of building eBooks with Corona. Our speakers David Gross, Ron Martinez of Aerbook and Alex Souza of Kwik, demonstrated their respective platforms and how they are using Corona SDK in unique ways, to help others create high quality, interactive eBooks.

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Tutorial: External Modules in Corona

There’s often confusion as to what exactly happens when external modules are “required” into your code, which leads to further confusion and unexpected behavior when it comes to things such as Storyboard Scenes or even custom modules of your own.

Today I’m going to guide you through a series of exercises (with explanations) that should illustrate exactly how modules work in Lua, so you get a full understanding of when the code in your modules is executed, including what code is not run when you call the built-in require() function.

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App of the Week: Aliens Abducted

While Prince Harry romped through Vegas, I spent the week sharpening my geography skills with the Corona-made game, Aliens Abducted. I learned 150 countries and flags in the process, and can now rock Wednesday night trivia with my newly gained knowledge.

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Spriteloq 101 (Guest Post)

Don Quach and his partner David Ngo, are the creators of Spriteloq, a tool that allows developers to import Flash SWFs in order to create spritesheets for Corona-made apps. Read on to learn more about Spriteloq, and how the tool helps developers leverage the power of Flash and the speed of Corona, to create high quality mobile content.

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Amazon Now Accepts Promotional Images

Last night I received an email from the Amazon Mobile App Distribution Team. They wanted to let me know that as a Mobile App Distribution Developer, I can now add promotional images to my apps. Apparently their internal marketing team …

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Friday Night Forum: Push Notifications – The New Spam?

We’re resurrecting the “Friday Night Forum” with a subject near and dear to our hearts: Push Notifications. Though far from the sexiest topic, many Corona developers rely on push notifications to communicate with users, encourage activity and generate buzz. Yet – Sarah Perez over at TechCrunch says she’s had enough.

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