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Roberto Ierusalimschy Joins Corona Labs’ Advisory Board

Corona Labs Inc., the leader in cross-platform mobile app development, is proud to announce the appointment of Roberto Ierusalimschy to the company’s Board of Advisors. Ierusalimschy is the lead architect of Lua, the language used by developers of Corona Labs’ award-winning Corona SDK. A lightweight, yet powerful scripting language, Lua is the industry standard for gaming. Lua is used in a vast range of applications on mobile and desktop, including World of Warcraft, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Rovio’s Angry Birds, and is the leading language for developing interactive graphical games, eBooks and apps.

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PapayaMobile and InMobi integrate into Corona SDK via cloud-based LaunchPad

Following the rise of cross-platform mobile development, there’s now a wave of inter-operability. The thinking behind such a trend isn’t complex: integrating your tools into already popular SDKs grows the entire development ecosystem and makes sure people are using your tech. Ansca Mobile, which is behind the cross-platform Corona SDK, is hoping such a strategy can be used to help expand its business beyond the 20 million downloads it’s already amassed, announcing a link up with both PapayaMobile and mobile ad network InMobi….

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Fragmented Android tablet market can still mean big money for devs

The Kindle Fire and Nook Color are built to run on custom versions of Android, and their apps are essentially Android apps. But that hasn’t stopped Ansca Mobile, which makes a cross-platform app development tool called Corona, from releasing a software development kit today that supports the Kindle Fire and Nook Color separately. With one SDK, Ansca is helping developers build once to cover the increasingly fragmented Android market.

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Ansca Mobile Partners With Ad Provider Inneractive to Help Devs Monetize Apps

Ansca Mobile is announcing today that the company is partnering with global mobile ad provider inneractive in a move that will bring over 100 ad networks to Ansca’s Corona SDK app-builder toolkit. When it comes to app makers and ad networks, this is one of the biggest moves we have seen in the latter half of 2011 and should help Ansca monetize developer efforts as well as it own tools.

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How a 14-Year-Old Kid Shot This Start-up into Stardom

This fortuitous milestone pushed Ansca Mobile onto center stage as well. Less than a year later the company says Corona is the world’s number one mobile app development platform used by everyone from teenagers like Nay, who works out of a public library, all the way up to huge brands such as Warner Brothers, Doritos, and Dannon Yogurt. In fact, this year the number of developers using Corona skyrocketed from 15,000 to more than 100,000.

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Adobe Killing Flash Mobile Development

Walter Luh, CEO and co-founder of Ansca and former lead architect of Flash Lite at Adobe, told eWEEK: ‘It’s pretty clear that Adobe was becoming increasingly irrelevant in the mobile space. Flash just wasn’t getting traction. So they had to do something. That something was embracing HTML5 and doing what Adobe does best: create the best tools on the planet for creative professionals. The irony, of course, is one of the main reasons Adobe acquired Macromedia was because of Flash and the opportunity to play a dominant role in mobile content.’

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