Opinion about Corona SDK from native iOS developer or Unity

12-11-2012, 06:14 PM
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Opinion about Corona SDK from native iOS developer or Unity

What is your opinion about Corona SDK from native iOS or Unity developers perspective (those more Pro)?

Probably you will say its not so good but there are cons or pros. Would be great to hear from you about your opinion. The more IMHO the better.

I am a Corona SDK user for some time and have some real limitation but on the other hand...

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12-12-2012, 12:40 PM
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I'm going to tag on to this thread as I'm curious about CoronaSDK opinions as well, for a business application that will need to be available to both iphones and androids, that's initially the main thing that attracted me to it.

In general I dislike the idea of using a middle layer for coding, but my timeframe doesn't allow for learning both platforms natively at the moment.

But Lua, the language used by Corona, seems to be popular/accepted, so who knows...

12-12-2012, 02:02 PM
#3
I switched to Corona from native iOS dev (about 1.5 years ago). I haven't looked back since. Corona is amazingly good! It's just so fast to get stuff up and running, performance is awesome, tons of community support, and they're always improving on it (they've hinted at Mac App Store and Windows Phone 8 support). I can't imagine using any other SDK now. It's actually that good! If you're on the edge about using Corona, go for it; you'll thank me later

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12-12-2012, 02:20 PM
#4
We have switched from native iOS cocos2d to Corona about 1 year ago and we are quite happy about the result.

Only thing to keep in mind though - if you develop free game and rely on the Ad, the availability of the ad networks may be limited. E.g, the Mobclix is not supported. Also Chartboost, PlayHeaven et al are not supported either.

Eric Lu
Toccata Technologies
12-12-2012, 05:12 PM
#5
try revmob in Corona SDK. I am using Corona for aprox 12 months so I can say same as you i was wondering to get some exp from the "dark side of the force".

Tom

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12-12-2012, 05:26 PM
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I use inmobi + Revmob and it's been working great. In the past I've tried admob, iAd, Mobclix and a couple more but I've finally settled on inmobi (banner ads) and Revmob (full screen ads). And they're both fully supported in Corona

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