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How to Fill a Picker Wheel from a SQLite Database in Corona SDK – Tutorial

Posted by Dr. Burton on December 16, 2018 in Android, Corona, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Lua, Mobile, Tutorials |

Last semester I had a group of students using Corona SDK who were using a database to list local establishments.  They needed a way to easily display the list of locations in the SQLite database to the application.While I had discussed the possibility of reading from a database and loading a picker-wheel in the textbooks […]

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New Books Coming Soon!!

Posted by Dr. Burton on March 27, 2016 in Cloud Computing, Corona, Education, Game Development, Lumberyard, Mobile |

We have been working on several new textbooks here a Burtons Media Group. Isometric Game Development with Corona SDK (tentative title) is a new, intermediate level book that shows how to create isometric-style games using the Corona SDK.   Game Development Fundamentals: Lumberyard & Blender (tentative title) is a new series on developing games using Amazon […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Learn Mobile Application Development Textbook

Posted by Dr. Burton on January 25, 2012 in Android, Corona, Education, iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Mobile |

Texas has recently added Mobile Application Development to the approved curriculum for high school students beginning in the academic year 2012-2013.  This is a very exciting development for high school students in Texas and, assuming other states follow suit, across the U.S. and potentially the world (okay, yes, I like to think big!). After carefully […]

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