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Corona SDK Application Design

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Daniel Williams

If you have ambitions to build apps that work on both iOS and Android, then this guide to Corona SDK will help you realize them quickly and painlessly. From developing to marketing – it’s all here.
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849697361
Paperback98 pages

About This Book

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Getting Started with Your Mobile Adventure
What is Corona SDK?
Prerequisites for Corona SDK
Downloading, installing, and using Corona SDK
Summary
Chapter 2: Learning Lua
Using variables with Lua
Using the terminal
Expressions and operators
Making decisions
Loops, loops, and loops
Summary
Chapter 3: Creating Your First App
Using a text editor
Creating a new project
Using widgets
Starting with main.lua
App icons
Summary
Chapter 4: Creating a Puzzle App
A quick introduction to puzzle games
My Jigsaw Puzzle
Dragging-and-dropping display objects
Summary
Chapter 5: Testing and Publishing
How to test your app
Publishing your app
Other resources and the Corona community

What You Will Learn

  • 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.

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