The Future of Learning: MOOC vs Private vs Traditional Education

Posted by Dr. Burton on October 4, 2010 in Android, Corona, Education, iPad, iPhone, Mobile |

This is an idea I have had for a long time (since my wife and I started Burton’s Garden of Schools 20 years ago): Create a venue that would allow people to learn to develop their knowledge and skills, for free or a low cost. MOOC I read in the Chronicle of Higher Learning that […]

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Developing iPhone/iPad/Android applications with Corona: Orientation Change

Posted by Dr. Burton on July 13, 2010 in Android, Corona, iPad, iPhone, Mobile |

In this final “Hello World” with Corona, we will look at how to allow for orientation change in our app. First, please recognize that this is for a general rotation.  Seldom will this be sufficient to handle all rotation needs of your app.  You will usually need to code in the screen size and where […]

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Developing iPhone/iPad/Android Apps with Corona: Adding Sound Effects

Posted by Dr. Burton on July 9, 2010 in Android, Corona, iPad, iPhone, Mobile |

What’s a game without sound?  Sound and music can turn a boring humdrum game or movie into a riveting adventure, if done correctly! In this tutorial we are going to show the process to add a sound effect to a Corona app. When working with Corona, you are encouraged to use the CAF file type […]

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Developing iPhone/iPad/Android Games with Corona: Creating Animations

Posted by Dr. Burton on July 8, 2010 in Android, Corona, iPad, iPhone, Mobile |

In this demonstration, we will take our existing Hello World project and add some animation. To get started, we have the existing code: local textObj = display.newText(“Hello World!”, 50, 50, nil, 24) textObj:setTextColor( 255, 255, 255) local mybutton = display.newImage( “button.png” ) mybutton.x = display.contentWidth/2 mybutton.y = display.contentHeight-75 local h = textObj.height local w = […]

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Android App Development: Getting Started

Posted by Dr. Burton on June 24, 2010 in Android, Mobile |

Recently my family became a two mobile platform household: iPhone and Android.  As an educator and developer, I am interested in supporting all platforms equally.  So, to support those members of my family (and anyone else interested in developing for the Android platform) I am starting a series of articles on Android App development. I […]

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