10 May 2012
Is The Corona SDK Just For Gaming?
After the Mobile Introduction to Corona webinar today, someone emailed me to ask if the Corona SDK was only for developing game apps.
As an outside observer who is new to Corona, here’s my opinion on the subject.
I think gaming is a big topic for mobile developers and Corona does a lot of heavy lifting for the developer in that space. That said, all the elements for creating non-game apps is there in the API. Depending on what someone is trying to do, there may be some things missing. It would be nearly impossible for to include support for everything that someone might want to do. But, overall reading and writing files, database management, XML file management using JSON, networking, push notification, etc. are there to build other non-game apps.
So I think the real question is, what do you want Corona to do for you?