19 November 2012
Corona Geek On Air – Episode 15 – Hanging with Jay Jennings, Corona Project Manager, and Data Tutorials
Corona Geek On Air episode 15 is ready for your comments!
During this week’s live Corona Geek On Air Hangout we were joined by special guest Jay Jennings, creator of Corona Project Manager. We discussed the new Corona Geek iTunes feed, Stitcher Partnerships, Chrome Extensions, Corona Labs’ $2 million round of funding, the new Corona SDK public release, Corona Project Manager, wallet apps, game graphics, OpenFeint’s transition to GREE, and a new in-depth tutorial for working with data with the Corona SDK. Phew 🙂
Thanks for watching,
- Jay Jennings – Creator of Corona Project Manager
- Brian Burton – Author of Mobile App Development with Corona: Getting Started
- Toff Ward – Developer / Geek / Gnome Hunter
- Charles McKeever – Developer / Gamer / Runner
If you are new to the conversation, the Corona SDK is a cross platform mobile development tool kit that makes it easy for developers to create native applications for Android and iOS devices as well as for Kindle, and Nook. You can find out more about the Corona SDK at http://www.CoronaLabs.com.
Show Notes – 11/19/2012
- Win a Corona T-Shirt! – Corona Labs has generously volunteered to supply Corona t-shirts for giveaways to the Corona Geek community. To be eligible to win, follow Corona Geek on either Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or YouTube, then complete the giveaway entry form for a chance to win.
- YouTube Comments – Firstly, thank you to everyone who has been leaving comments for the show on YouTube. Secondly, I’m a dork! I didn’t realize your comments were there until this past weekend when I approved them all and tried to respond to as many as possible. I didn’t realize they were there, but I know now, so I’ll be checking for them regularly. I love comments so keep them coming.
- We’re on iTunes – Corona Geek is now on iTunes podcasts
- We’re on Stitcher – Corona Geek is now available on Stitcher!
- We’re on Chrome – Corona Geek has a Chrome Extension for Corona SDK Quick Reference
Lastest Build Release Notes
- New Public Release – Corona Labs has published a new public release, which means that the new widgets, Android enhancements, iPhone 5 updates, game center fixes, and other bug fixes are now available to anyone who wants to develop using the Corona SDK.
Corona Blog highlights
- Corona Labs lands $2 Million round of funding – Corona Labs is on the move. They recently landed a new round of funding to expand their engineering team. Great things are happening with the Corona SDK and the best is coming on fast.
- Jay Jennings, Corona Project Manager – This week we hung out with Jay Jennings, Creator of Corona Project Manager. In addition to talking about the time saving features of CPM, we’ll also got him to tell us about his Corona app creation course, his game development course, and the next version of CPM named Outlaw (isn’t that cool). Jay is a fun guy to talk with and he’s been using the Corona SDK for 2 years and has been developing software for 25 years. You can download a fully functional trial version of Corona Project Manager and manage up to 6 projects before needing a paid license. While you’re on his site, drop Jay a note and tell him you saw him on Corona Geek. He’ll get a kick out it.
- Lemon Wallet – Last weekend I left the house for a family outing and I forgot my wallet. I had my iPhone with my Starbucks app, so I could buy all the coffee and muffins I wanted, but I had no drivers license or credit cards. So I started looking for wallet apps that would serve as a backup to my neglected wallet in future. I found Lemon Wallet and it looks very promising. I’d publish a full review soon, but it got me to wondering if you recommend any wallet replacement apps. Post a comment below and tell me your favorite app, or if you’d even consider storing all your credit card data in your phone
- Thanksgiving Freedom – Peter Sandford recently launched his first mobile app using the Corona SDK and it’s just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. The game is an 8-Bit side scroller with a retro appeal. You play the game as turkey who is trying to escape his or her Thanksgiving fate by jumping over cornucopias, pilgrim hats, hay bails, and pits. Along the way you collect stars and try not to die. The app is fun and would make a good game for the kiddies on the way to grandma’s house. You can download the .99 cent app in the Apple App Store.
Device / Industry News
- OpenFeint service will be discontinued on December 14, 2012.
- Continuing on last week’s data management discussion, Brian has create a new step-by-step tutorial on how to pull data from a remote source, store that data in a local database, and then retrieve it for use within an app, all using the Corona SDK. He’s even created a companion video that walks you through the code, so you won’t get lost. This is a great end to end solution, so be sure to work through all the code and leave Dr. Burton your thanks on his website at Burtons Media Group.
- On the next weekly Corona Geek On Air Hangout we’ll be joined by Eric Dyck, co-Founder of Tap For Tap. Eric’s going to tell us how to cross promote our apps using a tap exchange. We’ll also be asking him about his revenue sharing beta program, so be sure to tune in for that episode 16 of Corona Geek.
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