I first started programming in 1983 (read about my programming history here). I don’t remember what I programmed on the Ti-99/4a, but I do remember one of my first programs on the VIC-20 was flying birds program, straight from the book that came with it:It wasn’t long after that when I started making games. Sadly, none of them have survived my various moves across the country, however my friends still remember playing the games that I made – they were pretty fun for the time.
The built-in terminal for Corona SDK is great for catching most errors, but some problems just don’t show up until you’re testing on a real device. Here are the steps needed to show the debug logs for Corona apps on Android devices (these instructions are for development on a Mac).
If you are developing mobile apps with Corona SDK that use volume controls, here’s a quick tip for implementing more natural feeling controls. Assuming that the control is a slider with values from 0 to 100, all it takes is one line of code:
volume = (math.pow(3,sliderValue/100)-1)/2
But since I really like seeing things work myself, I’ve built a very small demo project that you can download and run:
If you would like to read more on why this formula works or why it’s even needed, this page may be interesting for you: http://www.dr-lex.be/info-stuff/volumecontrols.html
I have been watching struggling writers and struggling mobile app developers for a few years, and it seems to me that there is a lot in common between them.
I was looking at the various mobile app stores and their ability to push apps out to countries all over the world and I thought that I needed to write an app that took advantage of this worldwide distribution. My reasons for doing so were two-fold: first, it was an exercise in learning, which I’m always up for; second, I thought it may actually help increase sales in foreign countries (or at least couldn’t hurt).
This past weekend I had the good fortune to talk with another mobile developer – but not a developer for iOS or Android, but rather from a mobile era already gone by.
So you would like to hold a séance, but you don’t know how to get a hold of a medium to conduct the séance for you. What should you do? Why, buy an app and let it do the work for you, of course! 🙂
Enter Ghost Seance for the iPhone. Yes, there’s an app for that!
This past weekend I was showing my daughters a preview of an upcoming iPhone game I am currently developing. My oldest daughter, now 10, had a few questions.
Check out this strategy puzzle game for the iPhone.
There are some promo codes available to download it for free:
These will only work once each, so when they’re gone that’s it. 🙂