Corona Geek Hangout – Episode 3 – New Android WebViews, Learning Lua, and iOS6 Upgrades

Corona Geek Hangout – Episode 3 – New Android WebViews, Learning Lua, and iOS6 Upgrades

Episode 3 of this weeks Corona Geek On Air show is live. This week we included another app review and share some great tips for new Corona SDK developers. See the 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 4 and be sure to add us to your #CoronaSDK circle on Google+.

Thanks for watching,

Charles McKeever
Corona Geek

Show Geeks:

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 Show we covered:

Daily Build Release Notes 894

  • Added “native.newWebView” API to Android (already in iOS)
  • Upgraded Physics Box2D library to v2.2.1
  • The Mac Simulator requires OSX 10.7 and later
  • Android: Added “object.alpha” property support for native fields such as TextField, TextBox, and WebView. An alpha value of 1.0 is opaque and 0.0 is transparent.
  • See full Build 894 Release Notes for details on other items.


  • How much Lua do I need to learn?
  • How do I get the Terminal to show in the Simulator?


GoNinja by hiptic, free iOS App for iPad & iPhone

  • Side Scroller / Jumper Game
  • Simple Intro Tutorial
  • Excellent Graphics
  • Easy Navigation
  • In-App Upgrades Options
  • Social Media Integration




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.

  • Karim Abdelwahab
    Posted at 15:25h, 21 October

    You put up a wrong link to G+ when i removed the extras it gave me this one instead

    • charlesmckeever
      Posted at 18:25h, 21 October

      Thanks Karim, which link in particular is wrong. I clicked them all and ended up on the right place, but that might be because I’m logged into Google. Let me know and I’ll take care of it. Thanks again.

      • Karim Abdelwahab
        Posted at 18:29h, 21 October

        This one “and be sure to add us to your#CoronaSDK circle on Google+”

        the one before it works fine, the #CoronaSDK works when you are logged in as owner of the page but for others it will always give error page 🙂

        • charlesmckeever
          Posted at 18:35h, 21 October

          Oh wow! Thank you Karim for telling me. I’ll take care of that right now.

          • Karim Abdelwahab
            Posted at 18:52h, 21 October

            🙂 you can delete the comments if you want, i just thought its quicker to let you know on here and keep up the show, am enjoying it !

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