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Corona Graphics 2.0: Composite.reflect

Posted by Dr. Burton on June 30, 2014 in Corona, Mobile |

While I have made an effort to document all of the composite, effects, and generators for Graphics 2.0 in my Corona books (see the Books tab above), there were a few that do not have a direct translation to a similar effect in Photoshop or other graphic editing tool.  Thus, I thought I would take […]

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Corona Graphics 2.0: Composite.phoenix effect

Posted by Dr. Burton on June 30, 2014 in Corona, Mobile |

While I have made an effort to document all of the composite, effects, and generators for Graphics 2.0 in my Corona books (see the Books tab above), there were a few that do not have a direct translation to a similar effect in Photoshop or other graphic editing tool.  Thus, I thought I would take […]

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Corona SDK Graphics 2.0: Going 2.5D

Posted by Dr. Burton on November 24, 2013 in Corona, Education, Game Development, Mobile |

I can’t tell you how excited I was when I learned that Corona would support 2.5D or Isometric game development.  Now that the new graphics engine is available, I figured I would jump into it and start making games! Of course there is a learning curve to making games.  The first thing I wanted to […]

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Learn Mobile App & Game Dev with Corona – Sale on New Textbook

Posted by Dr. Burton on April 6, 2013 in Corona, Education, Game Development, Mobile |

Learning Mobile Application & Game Development with Corona SDK is now available as an early release through my website. What does this mean? While I finish up the last few chapters, you can get started with the textbook at a great discount. Learning Mobile Application & Game Development with Corona SDK teaches you how to […]

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Mobile App Development books on Corona SDK Discount for January 2013

Posted by Dr. Burton on January 9, 2013 in Android, Corona, Education, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Mobile |

We all make New Year’s Resolutions (okay, most of us make New Year’s Resolutions).  I always do my best to keep mine, which is to publish several more apps and finish writing a couple textbooks (the losing a few pounds is a carry-over from last year, so it doesn’t count) .  If you have made […]

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Big Corona Meetup

Posted by Dr. Burton on November 22, 2012 in Android, Corona, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Mobile |

Follow-up: The Big Corona Meetup was a huge success!  If you are interested in seeing the results, recorded segments,  or the next meetup, head over to BigCoronaMeetup.com If you haven’t heard, I will be taking part in the Big Corona Meetup on December 1.  This is a 6 hour event beginning at 2PM EST, with […]

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How to Download JSON data from MySQL Using Corona SDK

Posted by Dr. Burton on November 15, 2012 in Android, Corona, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Mobile |

A question that I am regularly ask is how to get data from a remote server (usually stored in a database) to a mobile app. I wrestled with how best to present this information, whether it should be a series, how many different methods I should include, so many variations that the project was never […]

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Corona Geek

Posted by Dr. Burton on November 11, 2012 in Android, Corona, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Mobile, Technology |

Recently I have begun working with Charles McKeever and Christopher (toff) Ward to create a weekly episode on the topic of mobile app development, specifically as it relates to development with the Corona SDK. Our conversations tend to cover everything from the API to marketing to analytics. We have been fortunate enough to have many […]

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Designing apps – the life cycle of app development

Posted by Dr. Burton on November 11, 2012 in Corona, Game Development, Mobile |

I was deep into writing my next textbook on mobile app development for the non-programmer when I wrote a short segment on the mobile app life cycle.  While this is similar to the traditional software life cycle, I have made a few adjustments for differences in the mobile sphere.  Enjoy!   1) Design phase – […]

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How Do I Get Started in App Development with Corona?

Posted by Dr. Burton on September 7, 2012 in Android, Corona, Education, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Mobile |

I was recently asked, “What does it take to get started with mobile app development using Corona SDK?” in one of my classes. Here is my response: It will depend on your development goals. If your goal is to develop for iOS (iPhone & iPad), then you will eventually need xCode for submitting the app […]

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