Mac App and Win32 App: Open Beta

At the beginning of this year, I outlined new platforms as a major theme for 2015. And a few months later, at GDC, we announced bringing Mac App and Win32 App support to the Corona platform. Since then, we’ve been conducting private betas with a small group of Corona developers.

Today, we are opening up the Mac App and Win32 App betas to everyone in the Corona community!

Custom Shader Effects

One of Corona’s major themes for this year was graphics, and in particular, giving you more “under the hood” access to our graphics engine. Starting in daily build 2015.2560, we are giving you the ability to create custom shader effects.

iOS 8 and Corona SDK

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.