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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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iOS App Development: Auto Rotation

Posted by Dr. Burton on February 9, 2011 in iPad, iPhone, Mobile |

Auto-rotation is a fairly simple concept to place into your app whether it be for the iPad or iPhone. A few things to consider is what orientations are best for your app.  The Apple reviewers have been known to reject apps that do not support appropriate rotation. For the iPad, the rule of thumb is […]

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iOS App Development: Slider Control

Posted by Dr. Burton on February 2, 2011 in iPad, iPhone, Mobile |

Today we are going to begin looking at using some of the controls available to us in xCode.  The first of these tools is the slider control. Using the slider is very intuitive for most users, but it may require a little programming on your part to get everything to work the way the user […]

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iPhone and iPad Development: Hello World

Posted by Dr. Burton on October 7, 2010 in iPad, iPhone, Mobile |

Lesson 3:  Hello World In teaching programming, it is traditional to begin with a ‘Hello World’ program to help get us familiar with the programming environment with which we will be working. For this lesson I am going to use the iPad for the frame of reference in creating this application. First, open Xcode and […]

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iPhone and iPad Tutorial: Working with the textfield and keyboard

Posted by Dr. Burton on September 5, 2010 in iPad, iPhone, Mobile |

Today we are going to begin looking at using some of the controls available to us in xCode.  The first of these tools is the textbox and keyboard. Using the textbox is very intuitive for most users, but it may require a little programming on your part to get everything to work the way the […]

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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 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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iPhone & iPad Tutorial: Working With Buttons

Posted by Dr. Burton on June 10, 2010 in iPad, iPhone, Mobile |

Lesson 4: Let’s go the next step after our little ‘hello world’ demonstration of coding for the iPhone/iPad. In this tutorial, we are going to provide an example of the M-V-C (Model, View, Controller) process of creating an app for the iPhone or the iPad. Model To get started we need to create our model.  […]

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iPhone and iPad Tutorial: a few things to consider before developing your app

Posted by Dr. Burton on June 10, 2010 in iPad, iPhone, Mobile |

Before you dive to deep in developing for the iPhone, iPod Touch, or the iPad, you do need to take a few minutes to consider the environment for which you  are developing.  I have put a short tutorial together so that you can see all of these things in one place. [tubepress video=”FsuI7pAhLXE”] Based on […]

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