26 November 2012
Corona Geek On Air – Episode 16 – Hanging with Eric Dyck of Tap for Tap
Corona Geek On Air episode 16 is ready for your comments!
During this week’s live Corona Geek On Air Hangout we were joined by special guest Eric Dyck, co-Founder of Tap for Tap, the tap exchange network that helps developers promote and monetize their apps for free. During the hangout we announced this week’s Corona Labs t-shirt winner, covered some Big Corona Meetup details, learned more about mobile app monetization, shared some app favorites, and looked forward to the future with Google Fiber. Overall, it was a great show and I’d like to thank Eric for taking time out of his busy schedule to hang with us for an hour.
Thanks for watching,
- Eric Dyck – co-Founder of Tap for Tap
- Brian Burton – Author of Mobile App Development with Corona: Getting Started
- Toff Ward – Developer / Geek / Gnome Hunter
- Charles McKeever – Developer / Gamer / Runner
If you are new to the conversation, the Corona SDK is a cross platform mobile development tool kit that makes it easy for developers to create native applications for Android and iOS devices as well as for Kindle, and Nook. You can find out more about the Corona SDK at http://www.CoronaLabs.com.
Show Notes – 11/26/2012
- Win a Corona T-Shirt! – Corona Labs has generously volunteered to supply Corona t-shirts for giveaways to the Corona Geek community. To be eligible to win, follow Corona Geek on either Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or YouTube, then complete the giveaway entry form for a chance to win. Congratulations to Jonathan Wheat, who won this week’s contest.
- Big Corona Meetup – next Saturday’s Big Corona Meetup will be recorded for replay after the event. If you can’t attend the 6 hour hangout with us live, don’t worry. You won’t miss a thing 🙂
- Nominate Corona Labs – Nominate Corona Labs for the 2012 Crunchies Award as the Fastest Rising Startup. Two clicks is all it takes. Dropbox was Best Overall Startup winner for 2011.
Lastest Build Release Notes
- New Public Release – Corona Labs has published a new public release, which means that the new widgets, Android enhancements, iPhone 5 updates, game center fixes, and other bug fixes are now available to anyone who wants to develop using the Corona SDK. Corona Labs plans to resume daily builds Monday evening, November 26th.
Corona Blog highlights
- Make Your Apps Faster – Another great article appeared on the Corona Labs blog from ArdentKid on how to use predetermined transitions for manual animations. This method makes apps 20% faster than computed models. It’s a good article so check it out.
- Erik Dyck, co-Founder, Tap for Tap – This week we hung out with Erik Dyck, co-Founder, Tap for Tap. Eric gave us some great insights into how app promotion and discovery is evolving and how developers can use the tap exchange network to promote and monetize their apps for free. Tap for Tap has plans to support the Corona SDK and they are actively working on an integration library that should be ready in the next few weeks. One of the big take aways for me was that Tap for Tap essentially helps you with both the marketing and monetization of your apps all with one SDK. That’s good news for developers because we want to leverage our strengths in as many areas as possible.
- This week we went around the virtual table and asked everyone what their favorit app was. Be sure to watch the hangout to find out what we said.
Device / Industry News
- Google Fiber removes limits – Google is busy rolling out fiber Internet access in Kansas City as well as city wide free wifi. It’s opening up a whole new world to start ups and Google is testing out how it will expand it’s reach into all forms of media in the next 5 years. Read all about it and hear what we have to share on the topic near the end of the hangout. Google is even giving away a free Nexus 7 with the service. It’s obvious that they are serious about becoming an even more dominate player in both the online and offline spaces.
- On the next weekly Corona Geek On Air Hangout we’ll be joined by Alex Souza from Kwisksher. Alex is going to share how you can use Photoshop to create mobile apps without writing code, so that will be a fun conversation for sure. So be sure to tune in for that episode 17 of Corona Geek.
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