Guest Post: From concept to finish. The importance of the pitch.

In today’s indy dev scene, there are so many tools that help us create games. Software Dev Kits like Corona make it not only easy, but inexpensive to produce high quality games for mobile. When we see that we have all kinds of access to this kind of tech, it’s really easy to jump right in and get lost in the possibilities. We tinker, toy with and make stuff. Oftentimes, we get lost in that part of it. We play with tutorials and stumble upon neat things. Next thing you know, you have this mechanism to assemble puzzle blocks or the basis for a paralaxing background. What you’ve created is “game-like” for sure, but is it something you can release to the public and call a finished game?

Guest Post: Monkeybin Studio

Monkeybin was started in Oslo, Norway, in 2010 after Kim Ruben Vatnehagen and I met while working as independent contractors on a big software project. We formed the company with the objective of developing and publishing games for mobile devices and consoles. At first we decided to continue doing sporadic contractor work to make ends meet, but we spent as much time as we could learning what the mobile games world looked like and how it behaved.

Guest Post: Bringing Music to Mobile with Corona

I am a 15 year old student who loves music and spends his free time developing with Corona.

There is nothing like downloading a new iPhone app. However, gazing into a screen and tapping it a few times is not enough for everyone. With Corona, not only can one use accelerometer and gyroscope functions, but you can also access an endless pool of APIs.

Ad Network vs. Ad Mediation/Exchange: A Breakdown!

Mobile app monetization is a tremendous space that is growing daily and is expected to reach tens of billions of dollars in coming years. If you are an app developer looking to monetize, it makes sense to go with the most robust and comprehensive solution available. An app monetization exchange, such as inneractive, offers more options, reaching consumers with relevant ads and optimizing for the most relevant content.

Guest Post: If I Were a Rich Man

I am a reluctant member of the app-making business, a recovering programmer/designer who has fallen off the wagon. This matters, because when I chose to base my ebook platform on Corona SDK, I chose it to minimize the programming involved. See, if I were a rich man, I’d be in the jungles of Borneo reporting […]

Guest Post: Corona Courses at Otis College of Art and Design

Are you a budding Corona developer? Crossman Wilkins, a seasoned developer, will be teaching two Corona courses through Otis College of Art and Design this summer. One course is a summer-long online class for newbies, and the other is a compressed in-person course for beginner/intermediate indies held at Otis College in Southern California. You’ll learn the ins and outs of developing […]