Corona SDK application design

Corona SDK application design
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Sample Chapters
  • Build apps that can be used on multiple platforms
  • Test your apps and publish them on GooglePlay and Apple’s App store
  • Develop your own apps with the help of interactive examples

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 98 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : June 2013
ISBN : 1849697361
ISBN 13 : 9781849697361
Author(s) : Daniel Williams
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Web Development, Android, iOS, Mobile

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Your Mobile Adventure
Chapter 2: Learning Lua
Chapter 3: Creating Your First App
Chapter 4: Creating a Puzzle App
Chapter 5: Testing and Publishing
Appendix: Tools, Services, and Marketing
    • Chapter 2: Learning Lua
      • Using variables with Lua
      • Using the terminal
      • Expressions and operators
        • Arithmetic expressions
        • Comparison operators
      • Making decisions
        • The if-then statement
        • The if-then-else statement
      • Loops, loops, and loops
        • The for loop
        • The while loop
        • More flexibility with tables
        • Using functions
      • Summary
      • Chapter 3: Creating Your First App
        • Using a text editor
          • Notepad++
          • Sublime Text
          • Corona-specific editors
        • Creating a new project
          • An introduction to Storyboard
            • The createScene function
            • The enterScene function
            • The exitScene function
            • The destroyScene function
          • Switching scenes
          • Destroying scenes
        • Using widgets
        • Starting with main.lua
          • view1.lua – about us
          • view2.lua – your BMI
          • view3.lua – contact us
          • config.lua – set up dynamic content resolution
        • App icons
        • Summary
        • Chapter 4: Creating a Puzzle App
          • A quick introduction to puzzle games
            • Downloading the starter kit
          • My Jigsaw Puzzle
            • build.settings
            • config.lua
            • main.lua
            • menu.lua
            • gameplay.lua
              • Getting local libraries
              • Creating variables
              • Creating display groups
              • The shuffle function
              • Creating the shuffle function
          • Dragging-and-dropping display objects
            • Creating the drag function
          • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Testing and Publishing
            • How to test your app
              • iOS
              • Android
            • Publishing your app
              • Publishing to Apple's App Store
              • Publishing to Google Play
            • Other resources and the Corona community

              Daniel Williams

              Daniel Williams is a web developer, mobile game developer, online specialist, and founder of That's So Panda ( Since starting his own mobile adventure with Corona SDK a couple of years ago, Daniel has released several app titles and has written several tutorials on for individuals just starting with Corona SDK. When he's not busy reading about the latest technology news or working on his latest app title, he can be found watching the latest movies, discovering new local restaurants, or playing video games.
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              What you will learn from this book

              • Learn the basics of Lua to start developing apps
              • Create a business application for a local business
              • Develop a fun puzzle game suitable for kids and adults
              • Use Corona’s exclusive Storyboard feature
              • Make your game available to the public

              In Detail

              Corona SDK is a software development kit, which allows programmers to build mobile applications on iOS and Android devices. It is used by developers to build, both business and gaming apps at record speeds.

              "Corona SDK Application Design" will show you the power behind Corona SDK and how to make best use of its features to create your own apps. Learn to create apps using your unique ideas quickly and easily.'

              You will start with a quick introduction to Corona SDK and the Lua programming language. Follow examples for creating a business as well as a gaming app to help you learn how to utilize Corona’s built-in features effectively to develop professional-looking apps with excellent functionality. Soon you will be confident enough to create your own apps and publish them on popular app stores. Towards the end of the book the author shares some of his own tried and tested marketing techniques to help you get your app seen and downloaded by as many people as possible.


              A step by step tutorial that focuses on everything from setup to deployment of basic apps.

              Who this book is for

              Have you ever wanted to create your own app? Then this book is for you. You will learn how to create apps using Corona SDK and how to publish your app so others can get a glimpse of your creation. This book is aimed at both Android and iOS app developers. The reader must have basic knowledge of app development.

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