A quick rundown of some highlights from 2013 and a big thank you to our community, Corona Ambassadors and the Corona Team. Thank you everyone, and we look forward to an even greater 2014!
Today, we are releasing a new public release 2013.2100 for Graphics 2.0. Based on your feedback, we felt it was important to release the latest improvements to the entire Corona community.
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. We are excited to announce the winners of the Graphics 2.0 Demo Contest. But before we announce their names, we’d like to take a moment to let everyone in the Corona community know how much we appreciate your hard work and dedication to Corona SDK and what it stands for. Thank you for spending countless hours pouring your heart and soul into your apps.
This month, we’ve witnessed a bunch of star Corona-powered apps and games and selected a handful as Apps of the Week. Cast your vote for your favorite November app below and share the poll with friends, family and fans! You can check out reviews of each of the finalists by clicking on their corresponding icons.
I’m extremely excited to announce our new public release and the simultaneous release of our next-generation graphics engine, a.k.a. Graphics 2.0.
Our goal is to enable you to produce cinematic-quality graphics in your mobile apps. Building on the foundation of the legacy engine, Graphics 2.0 offers a whole new level of expressiveness.
Corona’s Graphics 2.0 engine is progressing nicely, and we want to express our sincere gratitude to the dozens of Pro and Enterprise beta testers who have used the engine thus far. For those who haven’t yet explored Graphics 2.0, we’d like to remind you of several tutorials which we’ve recently released. We’d also like to remind you to submit your amazing entries for our Graphics 2.0 contest.
With the release of Graphics 2.0 and our new partnership with Microsoft, October was a busy month! Our Ambassadors have also been hard at work creating Corona-powered apps, organizing events in their local areas, and sharing their knowledge with the community. Here’s a recap of some of our Ambassadors’ fantastic October accomplishments.
Today, I’m going to show you how to use snapshots to achieve the sorts of tricks you’d want to do in traditional CPU-based graphics.
One of the old school tricks is to be able to touch pixels on the frame buffer directly, or modify the pixels of an image directly. In a GPU world, you cannot do that b/c passing memory between the CPU and GPU is extremely expensive.
Snapshots to the rescue!
Voting for the October App of the Month has officially begun! This October, we’ve seen a bunch of Corona-powered superstars and selected a handful as Apps of the Week throughout the month.
Cast your vote for your favorite October app and share the poll with friends, family and fans!
We are introducing a new version of Corona: Corona SDK Basic allows hobbyist and indie developers to use in-app purchases in their Corona apps!