IMPORTANT NOTE! As of April 4, 2013, Corona Labs has changed how widgets work in Corona SDK but you can still use v1 of widgets using the following info: 1. Download the Widgets v1 code from here: https://github.com/coronalabs/widget-v1 It’s the file called widget-v1.lua, of course. 🙂 2. Put that file in your project (at the top […]
Course: Business Apps Using Corona SDK
Listed below are the lessons.
Be sure and read the message to the right – the community feature of this course will come in very handy! 🙂
Where widgets are concerned, the videos linked here supersede the ones shown on this page. Widgets changed, this button leads to the new videos for those!
In this lesson we’ll look at pulling JSON-formatted data from an online site and accessing it via a Corona SDK app. Included are the back-end pieces (mySQL database and PHP script) that you can put on your own server/site, but if you want to skip that part and just use the tutorial script, skip the […]
If you think laying out a game level in code is a pain, wait until you start messing with bunches of textual data. It’s a process full of trial and error, and if you decide later to tweak one thing in the middle, you end up tweaking everything else! So I came up with a […]
For people who haven’t messed with database programming before, this lesson might seem complicated. But what I’ve done is broken it down into only the stuff you need to know. Including a couple chunks of code you can copy and paste and never think about again. Some Terminology In the videos I talk about columns […]
Now we dive into what’s often front-and-center for a business app — a scrolling list of data. While the tableView widget makes it easier than rolling your own code from scratch, it’s definitely not intuitive. I’ve done more scrounging (research) for this lesson than any of the others and while we won’t cover every detail […]
The storyboard feature in Corona SDK is a scene manager — it allows you to switch screens/scenes while using fancy transitions. Notice that I didn’t say it allows you to switch screens/scenes easily? 🙂 Honestly, storyboard isn’t as awful as I once thought. After I dug into it to use for my latest business app, […]
In the beginning of this course we covered grabbing data from an external source (a server in the “cloud”) and using it in our app, so in this lesson let’s look at options for sending data away from our app. We’re going to cover three ways: Sending data to a PHP script Sending an email […]
Kind of a “standard” user interface element for business apps is the picker widget. That’s the thing with the scrolling columns of data. Get the basics down for this widget and it’ll serve you well. Your users may also need to input text for passwords, names, etc. Getting the onscreen keyboard to pop up is […]
Using notifications can come in handy for all kinds of apps. There are remote notifications, which require a server that pushes the notification to the device, and there are local notifications that are created and controlled completely on the device. In some cases you need to use a remote notification, but in this video I’ll […]
This site is where I debut my tutorial courses and, honestly, where I make the money that pays the bills every month. But I also publish my courses on the Udemy.com site. They take a cut so I don’t make as much, but the content is the same (although only students who sign up here […]
Below is the link for you to download the complete source code and assets for my AK Leads app. The app itself is available as a free download from the Apple App Store – do a search on the title and you’ll find it. Before you download the source code, please read the simple license […]