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.
Tag Archives: apps
Debugging Corona Apps on Android Devices (Mac)
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).
Corona SDK Volume Sliders
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
Creative and Crazy: Mobile App Development
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.
Multi-language Apps with Corona SDK
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).
Mobile Dev From An Era Past
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.
Need To Hold a Seance?
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!
Collaboration With A Ten Year Old
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.
Titanium Tutorial 2 – Mobile Database Synchronization
This is the second Titanium database tutorial. Please read the first Titanium database tutorial if you haven’t already done so, since this tutorial builds on the first one.
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. 🙂