Corona Geek – Episode 22 – The 2013 Road Ahead Show

Corona Geek – Episode 22 – The 2013 Road Ahead Show

Well, it’s official! Corona Geek is now a part of the Corona Labs family. Moving forward I will be filling the role of Developer Evangelist at Corona Labs. Now Corona Geek will have the backing and support it needs to bring more developer interviews, app reviews, video tutorials, and mobile industry event coverage to the Corona community. I think this is a truly awesome step forward for the Corona SDK community.

So, what better way to kick off the new year than to hangout and recap what happened in 2012 and talk about what that will mean for the Corona community in 2013? In this episode we hung out with show regular, Dr. Brian Burton, author of several books on developing mobile apps using Corona SDK and we were joined by Walter Luh, David Rangel, and Mohamed Hamedi.

Listen in to today’s show and leave me some comments below and tell me what you think we should talk about on an upcoming episode.

Here are the show notes for Monday’s show.

  • T-Shirt Winner – This week’s Corona Labs t-shirt winner was Mike Hovland from Blue Rocket Labs. Congratulations Mike. If you would like a chance to win a t-shirt, follow us on your favorite flavor of social media and then fill out the Corona Geek giveaway registration form. Rating and follow the show isn’t required, but it does help support the show and its a great way to stay up to date on new stuff as it comes out.
  • Promo Codes – To celebrate Corona Geek joining Corona Labs and to help you keep your New Years resolutions, Dr. Brian Burton is offering a discount of $5 off of each of his Corona SDK books when you use the promo code ‘coronageek during checkout. Brian has written several books on developing apps using Corona SDK. He’s put a lot of work into these great resources, so be sure to take advantage of his offer on or before January 31st because that’s when the promotion ends. If you’d rather buy through Amazon, you can do that as well. He has discounted his books there as well until the 31st.

2012 was an amazing year for Corona Geek because it marked the beginning of an idea that was born out of my desire to talk with Corona developers in a way where we could all hear and benefit from their development story. I met and learned from some incredibly smart Corona developers and mobile app industry experts along the way and 2013 promises to be even better.

Here’s a recap of guests on the show in 2012 (in no particular order):

In 2012 Corona Labs accomplished some truly amazing stuff and the road ahead is full of exciting new opportunities. Again, in no particular order, here are some of the highlights from this episode’s discussion.

Corona Labs 2013 Road Ahead

Personally I enjoyed hearing Walter talk about the future of plugins for the Corona SDK and how Corona Cloud is going to help mobile app developers to add features to their apps that people have come to expect. The mobile industry is still so very young and it’s incredibly exciting to see it being built one line of code at a time.

That’s it for this week.

As always, be sure to join us next Monday at 2pm CST / 8pm GMT for a new episode and add us to your Google+ Corona SDK circle.

Thanks for watching,

Charles McKeever
Corona Geek


If you have thoughts on this topic that you’d like to share, post them in the comments below.

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Charles McKeever is a life long computer geek who enjoys exploring technologies to understand how they work, how they can be smashed together, and how they can be used to fuel entrepreneurial endeavors.

  • Rob
    Posted at 12:20h, 09 January

    You forgot your interview with Peach from October in both your video and your blog. Kind of surprising since it has over twice the views any of your other videos have. It’s easily the best thing on your youtube. Here’s the link:

  • Charles McKeever
    Posted at 13:09h, 09 January

    Hi Rob. Thank you for pointing that out. I did not include any of the other Corona Labs staff interviews as well. Mohamed Hamedi is the only interviewee that could be technically considered a staff interview, but since we were discussing the service on the day of it’s announced acquisition, it only seemed reasonable to include it. It’s great to have the Corona Labs staff on the show, but they are really not the focus. They are a very important part of creating the best product possible, but the spirit of the show is to provide a virtual “show and tell” space where developers can share their experiences and talk about their work. You are right, Peach’s video has received a lot of views and I did not take it down once she was no longer with the company because I understand that she is well liked and I thought people would like to have the chance to hear her story. I apologize if I’ve offended anyone. That was certainly not my intention.

  • Marco
    Posted at 01:29h, 10 January

    I always listen to the Hangout during commute, so I’m usually a day or so behind. Anyway, nice work with Corona Geek, I hope the frequency will remain the same, and that more in-depth insights will be discussed as well.

    Oh, and that you get a better host for your mp3s, since downloading an episode takes ages. And it’s not my connection 🙂

    • J. A. Whye
      Posted at 02:44h, 10 January

      They could make the MP3 files smaller by making them mono before uploading them. Saves a LOT of MBs and stereo vs mono for voice is a non-issue. (Just make sure you don’t split one side out — actually convert to mono so the sound comes out of both left and right).


      • Charles McKeever
        Posted at 07:26h, 10 January

        Thank you for the suggestion J. A. Whye. I’m definitely not an audio guy, so these types of tips are awesome.

    • Charles McKeever
      Posted at 07:08h, 10 January

      Thank you Marco for listening and supporting the podcast. I will definitely try to speed up the downloads. In terms of show schedule, the weekly show will still be on Monday’s. We are experimenting with when to publish the replay, but the live show will always be at 2pm CST on Monday, until there’s some reason to change. Right now I’m playing catch up, but my plan is to start putting out in-depth video tutorial and app reviews during the week. If you want something specific covered, let me know. If you have comments about the show format, let me know that too. I’m open to experimentation.

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