Developing iPhone/iPad/Android applications with Corona: Orientation Change

Posted by Dr. Burton on July 13, 2010 in Android, Corona, iPad, iPhone, Mobile |

In this final “Hello World” with Corona, we will look at how to allow for orientation change in our app. First, please recognize that this is for a general rotation.  Seldom will this be sufficient to handle all rotation needs of your app.  You will usually need to code in the screen size and where […]

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Developing iPhone/iPad/Android Games with Corona: Creating Animations

Posted by Dr. Burton on July 8, 2010 in Android, Corona, iPad, iPhone, Mobile |

In this demonstration, we will take our existing Hello World project and add some animation. To get started, we have the existing code: local textObj = display.newText(“Hello World!”, 50, 50, nil, 24) textObj:setTextColor( 255, 255, 255) local mybutton = display.newImage( “button.png” ) mybutton.x = display.contentWidth/2 mybutton.y = display.contentHeight-75 local h = textObj.height local w = […]

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Mobile App Development with Corona: Getting started – Hello World

Posted by Dr. Burton on June 19, 2010 in Corona, iPad, iPhone, Mobile |

Things you need: Corona SDK (http://www.CoronaLabs.com), iPhone SDK (http://developer.apple.com/ipad/sdk/) (if you want to publish to an iPad or iPhone) And an editor (I’m using Xcode, but you could also use BBEdit, Eclipse with LuaEclipse, TextMate, Notepad or Corona Project Manager). You don’t have to own any of this, you can easily get started with the […]

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Word Press Tutorial: Setting up a sticky post

Posted by Dr. Burton on May 26, 2010 in WordPress |

Setting up a sticky post (a post that stays at the top of the page) is incredibly easy… if you have the right plug-in! It is possible to create sticky posts without a plug-in, if you enjoy doing PHP coding. I happen to like coding in PHP, but my wife and daughter don’t, so here […]

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Developing for the iPad

Posted by Dr. Burton on February 15, 2010 in iPad |

The Apple iPad. It has generated a great deal of buzz in the portable device world. What will be the impact of this device? Will it transform the publishing world the same way the iPod changed the music world? Is it just a really big iPhone or iPod Touch? There are a lot more questions […]

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