Category: Corona SDK

Corona + Phonegap + Physics, Android notifications, and more!

Last Friday’s GMIC session was a smashing success. Tons of folks were there — over 8,000 entrepreneurs, investors, and developers. We got to show off Corona first hand. And even demo’d building Pong in 5 minutes with Corona!

Last week, I alluded to talking some cool new stuff. Some of you had some good guesses. It wasn’t what I demo’d but I won’t deny those things either 😉

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Creating the First and Largest Educational Platform in Sweden (Guest Post)

Andreas Kviby is the CEO of 10FINGERS, a company that has developed the largest educational software platform in Sweden. The project consists of more than 1000 games connected to a learning platform with server software, that gathers information from students. In 2012 alone, 10FINGERS has created more than 200 educational games and plans to ramp up development efforts next year.

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Tutorial: Animated Sprites and Methods

Tuesday Tutorials are back! Today’s tutorial is from Brent Sorrentino, a Corona Ambassador based in northern Colorado. Brent has been an active part of the Corona community for almost two years. He is a freelance travel photographer, Corona developer, and graphic designer. In addition to using Corona to develop his own apps, he regularly lends a hand in the forums, helping other developers solve coding issues.

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Corona: iOS/Google Maps, Kindle Fire HD and NOOK HD

With all the excitement around iPhone 5, iOS 6, and Google Maps, one thing you may not realize is that Google only offers its maps on standard Android devices, not customized flavors of Android. Consequently, like the iPhone 5, Kindle Fire and NOOK do not offer built-in Google Maps.

Now when we enabled native map views on Corona in daily build 903, we found a way to offer Google maps for all Android devices, including Kindle and NOOK.

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Ishinomaki 2.0 – Interview with Naoya Yamamoto, Corona Ambassador

In summer 2012, Hack4Japan organized a bootcamp for young developers in Ishinomaki, Japan. The group sought to revive Ishinomaki, a town devastated by the 2011 earthquake in Japan, through technology and education. We interviewed Software Engineer and Corona SDK Ambassador, Naoya Yamamoto, about his experience developing the hackathon and teaching high school students mobile development.

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Corona: iOS 6 and Xcode 4.5 are GM!

Today, Apple officially released iOS 6 and Xcode 4.5.

While iOS 6 was in beta, I talked with you about how you could make Corona perform device builds that targeted iOS 6 specifically.

In the next daily build (919 or after), all device builds will automatically be iOS 6 compatible. In order for you to do device builds, you should upgrade to Xcode 4.5 GM (not to be confused with ‘4.5 GM seed’). As of today, this is available from Apple.

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