During this week’s Corona Geek hangout we talked with special guest Stian Saunes from 10FINGERS AB about their Corona SDK focused digital magazine, Corona Paper. Also joining the show was Brent Sorrentino, Corona Labs forum ninja. Brent educated us about Global Game Jam, which is coming up at the end of January. We also shared a bunch of announcements about upcoming Corona events, so be sure to listen to see if something is happening in your area.
Knowing where you’ve been is just as important as knowing where you are going. That’s why I like to write up a recap of the week. It helps remind me of what was accomplished during the week and hopefully it helps you catch up on anything you might have missed. This week’s recap is going to be a little different because on Monday it was officially announced that Corona Geek joined Corona Labs family. So in today’s recap I want to share with you what that means to me and what it will mean for the Corona community.
Here’s a quick app review of 14px by Drummer Games, a 2D platformer game with a retro feel. Four worlds are included as part of the paid game along with 45 levels that range from introductory to absolutely insane. 14px also has an online level editor that allows you to create levels in your desktop browser and play them on your device and share them with your friends. More on that later.
Samsung recently announced their new Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) phone and while Samsung’s marketing department will tell you it’s all about nature and being human, hardware fans will tell you it’s all about the specs, and the software crowd will tell you it’s about the operating system, I think it’s all about being creative.
To help us kick things off Dr. Brian Burton, author of Beginning Mobile App Development with Corona will be joining us to help answer questions about the Corona SDK. Dr. Burton teaches a course on mobile development at Abilene Christian University and he is a Corona SDK Ambassador.