It appears Apple has been making changes a little too quickly lately. Their sudden changes to the app submission filters gave heartburn to many iOS developers, including yours truly. And then just today, they pulled iOS 8.0.1, their minor update to iOS 8, on the same day they released it.
Of course, Apple changed a number of things with iOS 8 that have affected iOS app development. We’ve been tracking these and wanted to give you a summary of the known issues in Corona and their status.
MixUp DressUp brings a favorite children’s pastime – doll dress-ups and fashion shows – to mobile, allowing children to create stylish outfits and characters with the swipe of a finger. Available on the App Store, the endless possibilities for customization in MixUp DressUp makes for a super fun dress-up experience.
Move and Fire is a puzzle game that weaves the basic principles of pinball with the laws of physics. It’s both challenging and entertaining, and features standout graphics that pop right off the screen.
Created by Naomi Kokubo of LavaMind, Jackpot Words combines the thrill of casino slots with the challenge of word games.
Developed by Wyse Games, Stay Alight! is a stunning new physics-based game for iPad/iPhone. Within a week of launch, Stay Alight! rose to the App Store’s Top 10 of puzzle and arcade games.
This week, we hung out with Climate Clock’s, Ben Wong. Climate Clock is a beautifully designed iOS weather app that puts the temperature on your home screen. Ben describes himself as a designer who is interested in app development. He has a background in designing websites and used the creation of Climate Clock to expand his skills into app development. Climate Clock was built in 8 weeks while Ben developed his own back end web server, taught himself Lua, and Corona SDK. Climate Clock uses a third party API to provide weather information. The app is very elegant in it’s design and has been written about by Lifehacker, CNET, and TUAW. Climate Clock soared to the #1 weather app spot in the App Store, in a dozen countries, in March of this year.
For fans of Garfield, comes a cross-platform trivia game featuring the classic characters. In Garfield’s Trivia Party, your job is to fill out portions of a comic strip that have been wiped away by Odie’s coffee spill.
Featuring gorgeous graphics and endlessly enjoyable gameplay, this pegformer arcade game will capture your attention from the get-go.
Based on the award-winning book by Marsha Diane Arnold, Prancing, Dancing Lily tells the story of a festive young milking cow that doesn’t quite fit the herd.
Making games can be a lot fun, but it can also be a tremendous amount of work. Many people try to create games on their own but far fewer actually succeed — myself included.
With Kung-Fu Clash, I decided to try things differently than on previous projects. This post discusses some of the approaches that helped me to successfully publish my first game.