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!
Apple just released iOS 8.3 SDK, so starting in daily build 2015.2616, Corona Simulator will target iOS 8.3 by default.
Starting in Corona SDK build 2015.2542, local and push notifications have been moved to a plugin. Read further to learn how to update your existing apps.
iOS build improvements are here
Starting Feb 1, 2015, Apple is requiring all new app submissions to be 32/64-bit-universal. So between now and Jan 31, 2015, you can continue to submit your apps just as you do today, but once Feb 1 hits you’ll need to make sure certain changes are in place.
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.
Facebook is now a plugin on Android starting in build 2014.2430.