Corona Geek Hangout – Episode 2 – OS Version Support, Custom Map Apps, and Widgets API

Corona Geek Hangout – Episode 2 – OS Version Support, Custom Map Apps, and Widgets API

We successfully recorded another weekly Corona Geek On Air show. This week we included an app review and we talked about how to create a map app using Story Boards. See the show notes below for a full list of topics and resources that were discussed during the show.

Don’t forget to join us next Monday at 2pm CST for Episode 3 and be sure to add us to your #CoronaSDK circle on Google+.

Thanks for watching,

Charles McKeever
Corona Geek

Show Notes:

+ 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

In this episode of the Corona Geek On Air we covered:

Daily Build 2012.882 through 2012.883 addresses Mac Simulator workaround for intermittent relaunch crash.

Corona Labs may start supporting fewer OS versions

How would I create a custom map app like Skyrim?

Guided Tour of Corona’s API Reference

Little Generals by Smarter Apps


  • Apple Versus Samsung verdict
  • Google’s Nexus 7 versus Kindle Fire
  • iPad Mini coming soon

Widget API – TableView()


Charles McKeever

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.

  • Hector Sanchez
    Posted at 12:55h, 28 August

    Great job with the 2nd show. A lot more organized vs the first one and I also like that you have Brian Burton in the show, I bought his book in December and I’m still using it as a reference book when I need to consult something about Corona

    • charlesmckeever
      Posted at 13:23h, 28 August

      Thank you Hector. We are very lucky to have Brian on the show. He is a great resource. He’s been very supportive. Would you like us to discuss something in particular on the show?

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