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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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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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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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Mobile App Development with Corona Now on Kindle

Posted by Dr. Burton on January 21, 2012 in Android, Corona, iPad, iPhone, Mobile |

After a great deal of demand (and insistence from my wife) and reformatting assistance from my editor/daughter, I’ve been able to make the first 12 chapters of Mobile App Development with Corona available for the Kindle device through Amazon.  Due to how Amazon structures it’s pricing, I was forced to break the book into parts. […]

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Kwik for Photoshop Makes Mobile App Easy with Corona SDK

Posted by Dr. Burton on July 4, 2011 in Android, Corona, Game Development, iPad, iPhone, Mobile |

Kwik is an Adobe Photoshop plugin that allows you to add animation, videos, sounds, rollover effects, buttons, and much more, all in Photoshop and export the results as a finished mobile app.  This product is what the artists have been waiting for!  Now they can create the complete app in Photoshop with no coding (though […]

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Mobile App Development with Corona Book

Posted by Dr. Burton on June 30, 2011 in Android, Corona, Game Development, iPad, iPhone, Mobile |

Mobile App Development with Corona: Getting started is very near completion.  It is now available as an early release purchase through the Books tab at the top of the page.. I have created this book to be used as a textbook, and  I will be releasing it as a textbook and a resource book in […]

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Crawl space for Corona SDK

Posted by Dr. Burton on June 28, 2011 in Android, Corona, iPad, iPhone, Mobile |

Crawl space is the swiss army knife of app development.  It is a free download made available by Adam Buchweitz of Crawl Space Games.  The features list reads like a wish list for most developers: Timers, popups, background music control, table printing, paragraph control for text, help functionality, fade in and out, the list of […]

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Corona Project Manager

Posted by Dr. Burton on June 23, 2011 in Android, Corona, iPad, iPhone, Mobile |

Corona Project Manager is a must have if you are going to be a serious Corona developer.  It keeps your projects organized, allows you to import assets from other projects, keep a code library, view assets, open them in outside editors, and launch the simulator.  It has built-in features to help you configure your build.settings […]

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Corona SDK now supports Nook Color

Posted by Dr. Burton on April 27, 2011 in Android, Corona, Mobile |

Yes, that’s right, you can now develop apps for Barnes and Noble’s Nook Color using the Corona SDK by Ansca Mobile. The Corona SDK was listed as one of the recommended development frameworks for the Nook Color.  Adobe Air, Mono, PhoneGap, Unity 3D and of course the Android SDK rounded out the recommended development frameworks.  […]

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