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Weekend Diversion…

If you pay attention to the links over on the side (now that I’ve started using them), you’d see where my interest was this weekend. I spent several hours playing with the Corona SDK for iPhone/Android application development. I’m not familiar with Lua, the language behind Corona, but it seems like a fairly elegant language. More importantly though, I am shocked (in a good way) by the sheer amount of community support there is around Corona. Several sample games and quality tutorials make this look like the place to be with regards to mobile development.

I’ve looked at Objective-C before, but it never caught my interest in quite this way. I’ve started working on a simple game (a Missile Command-esque game) to see if I want to pursue this further.

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  1. Jeff Lewis | March 6, 2011 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    You might already be aware, but Unbroken Chain was written with Corona. I like it, particularly for games.

  2. admin | March 8, 2011 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Your app was how I was initially introduced to the framework. I had previously played with Objective-C, but found it awfully heavy for someone who just wanted to play with the technology. I’d never used Lua before I saw Corona, but I feel much more comfortable and productive in it than I did in Objective-C.

    Have you tried to generate an Android version of Unbroken Chain?