I’m going to write that Corona SDK book, at last!
It feels like forever since I really engaged with a lot of you and while these posts are looked over by a lot of you (which is fine!) it helps me feel connected on more personal level with the Corona community to sometimes share some news that isn’t really newsworthy.
So without further adieu, here’s my little chat disguised as news
I tweeted about this too but given how many Australian developers I know who order from Domino’s Pizza on a regular basis I feel like I should throw it up here too. They double charged me on Sunday and it has yet to be resolved, nor have I heard back from them once.
If it gets res…. omg a huge bug just fell from somewhere and I don’t know where it went. What if it was a cockroach? I’m panicking… OK. Whew. Will remain on bug watch while I finish this post then move to another part of the room to wait out this mini crisis…. Where was I?
Oh right – if it gets resolved (by means other than a charge back; which I’ll do Friday without resolution), I’ll post here – otherwise I’d encourage you to either switch to Pizza Hut or use only cash – no card.
The beauty of Dominos is how cheap it is – but when you’re charged twice it’s suddenly very expensive
I’ve got a new template that’s going up this week – it’s a physics based game. I wont say much more but you’ll see it for yourselves soon enough.
In addition, this week I’m changing my website, http://buypremadeapps.com/ – which is where I sell my templates.
The ordering system is changing – previously you needed to click “Return to Merchant” for your download link. Now you will be redirected but you will also be emailed a link/copy of your template. (I don’t know which, yet.)
In the future I may move that over to Techority, under a “store” sub-directory – just to keep things clean, organized and easy to find.
I’ve got my hands on a NOOK Color! I’m hoping they’ll start accepting international developers soon – I want in on this! It’s a great device and I feel like it has real potential for developers; like us
That’s right – I’ve finally decided after months of taking the odd notes here and there and a lot of procrastinating, that it’s time I started writing my Corona SDK book.
I know there are/will be others out there soon – but I believe with my unique approach to learning/teaching and my friendly, familiar style of writing it might be less intimidating to new users to have someone like that to buy a book from.
It would cover everything a newbie needs to know and move them from a newbie through all the basics and then only some intermediate topics; enough to make their own apps, in other words.
As far as availability goes, at first I’ll just sell it as an eBook/PDF via Techority but will eventually move on to print on demand copies as well.
The price will likely be around $40 if it ends up being as bulky as I imagine; although I’m planning to start having the odd discount weekend for templates and when that happens I’ll slash that too.
And that’s it!
It’s been good “chatting” with all of you and I hope that soon I’ll be able to do some more tutorials; be sure to let me know if you have a suggestion for a tutorial, a template or for my book!
PS – I’m planning on putting out a scrolling background tutorial soon, for BOTH landscape and portrait. It’s basic but useful and once you’ve got that code you can copy and paste it endlessly, changing only a couple of lines. (Or, two image names if you’re after a background 2x the height/width of your screen!)