The #CoronaHackathon liveblog!

We’re a few hours deep into today’s Corona SDK Hackathon here, in the heart of San Francisco. You can follow the details as they unfold in real-time over on the #CoronaHackathon hashtag, or catch some of the visual highlights below, as I add them. Also, if you’re hacking away virtually, feel free to send me […]

I Heart Corona SDK

Howdy all! We’re super excited about the imminent Corona Hackathon — and so apparently are you guys! A bunch of you have actually flown into town to participate! Some of you have reached out to help us with video streaming for the participants from all over the world. From all this outpouring of enthusiasm, we thought there […]

New additions to the Ansca team

It is with great pleasure to announce that we have two new additions to the Ansca team! They are Danny Glover (a.k.a. @InfusedDreams) and Jayant Varma (a.k.a. @OZApps). Both have been avid Corona users and have contributed greatly in our forums, as I’m sure many of you have had the pleasure of seeing before. Danny […]

Corona SDK Hackathon Details

With this weekend’s first-ever Corona SDK hackathon coming up quick, we’ve decided to start a forum thread with running updates on how stuff is gonna go down. Click the screenshot below and check back often to see how we’ll be handling things like real-time updates, live-streaming, and how virtual attendees initially will “meet up.” We […]

Getting Creative with Web Popups

On the surface, you’d think the only use-case for a web popup within an app would be to display an embedded website without your user having to leave your app. While that’s true, with a little creativity there are plenty of other things web popups could be used for. If not, that’s fine too. In […]

Here today, gone tomorrow

We still have several months to go, but one thing is certain: we’ll remember 2011 as the year that major mobile platforms started going extinct. Six months ago, Nokia’s CEO announced that their entire Symbian software stack was a burning platform. RIP Symbian. Just last week, HP discontinued the Touchpad. The fate of WebOS is […]

App of the Week (August 21, 2011): The Patriots

It’s one thing to rehash an old classic, but it takes some true ingenuity to wrap it in a completely different motif and make it a totally new experience. Something entirely new that game players can become immersed in, like they do with most great games. Even though this game would’ve been even greater and […]

Friday Night Forum: So… Who’s next?

This past week saw a lot of crazy changes in the mobile development arena. From “Googorola” to WebOS, we were reminded just how on-the-ball one must be to stay alive in this space. New developments are always happening, and new mobile platforms are always emerging and fading. So, in the spirit of tapping into the […]