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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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10 Middleware Tools for Creating MMO Games

Posted by Dr. Burton on June 18, 2012 in Corona, Game Development, Mobile, Technology, Unity3D |

Update: I have added several new middleware/back-end frameworks to the end of this article. Background If you haven’t figured it out yet, I usually have a lot of projects going on concurrently.  Several of my current projects involves creating an MMO (massive multi-player online) or needs a cloud-based environment for educational purposes (part of my […]

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Learn Mobile Game Development with CoronaSDK in Austin Texas

Posted by Dr. Burton on March 26, 2012 in Android, Corona, Education, Game Development, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Mobile |

A friend of my, Raul Delgado, will be offering 1 day classes in mobile game development in Austin, Texas.  This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of the mobile game development process with an experienced instructor. Raul will be using excerpts from my book “Mobile App Development with Corona: Getting Started” which you […]

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5 Ways to Make Your App Successful – Response

Posted by Dr. Burton on March 21, 2012 in Android, Corona, Game Development, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Mobile |

Christina DesMarais has written a nice blog entry on the INC website about what it takes to help your app to really take off. I won’t repeat her suggestions (they are her’s and you can/should read them here: http://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/5-ways-to-make-your-mobile-app-take-off.html), but I will say that I completely agree. I especially agree with number 3.  I have […]

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Corona Ambassador

Posted by Dr. Burton on February 17, 2012 in Android, Corona, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Mobile |

Nope, I don’t get a sweet ride, get to tear-up traffic tickets, or give long wind speeches at the U.N. I don’t get free trips to exotic locations so that I can perform “fact-finding.” But I do get to use one of the best tools out there for making cross-platform mobile apps! I received my […]

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