Friday, July 27, 2012

ABC Tap iTunes stats - 24 hours after release

‎97 downloads of ABC Tap within 24 hours of launching in iTunes! Compare that to 4 downloads over the last 6 months in Google Play. No wonder developers prefer iOS.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Just Added ABC Tap to the Corona Showcase

I just added ABC Tap to the Corona Showcase. Both ABC Tap and 123 Tap were built with Corona SDK.  I initially used libgdx to build the first version of ABC Tap but I got frustrated with the fragmentation issues on Android after I released it. Corona SDK has been smooth so far. I haven't had any complaints from Android users. That is saying lots because there are 800+ Android devices that you can target on the Google Play store.
Built with Corona SDK

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Debugging Corona SDK app on Android

To view debug messages from your Corona Android app you have to use the Android Debug Bridge (ADB). You get this by installing the the Android SDK. The ADB executable is located in the "platform-tools" folder of the SDK. Run the command "adb.exe logcat" to see the log from your Android device.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

ABC Tap For Kindle Fire

We just submitted ABC Tap to the Amazon app store for approval. Works great on the Kindle Fire. Expect to see it in the next couple of weeks!

Creating a Android Keystore For Corona SDK

I recently had some trouble creating a keystore for an Android app I was developing for Corona SDK. Below are the steps I used to generate it. I did this on Windows 8 consumer preview but it should work just fine for Windows 7.

  1. Find where your Java jdk is installed and open up the bin folder. Mine was located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.6.0_31\bin.
  2. Open a command prompt in this directory. A quick way to do this is by shift clicking in the directory and selecting "Open Command Window Here".
  3. Run the command "keytool -genkey -v -keystore C:\Temp\my-release-key.keystore -alias MyAppName -keyalg RSA -keysize 2048 -validity 10000". Modify these parameters for your situation.
  4. Enter a password for the keystore when prompted. The password has to be at least 6  characters.
  5. Enter your information for each question it asks you.
  6. Screenshots of this process are shown below.

Creating a Android keystore for Corona SDK
Creating a Android keystore for Corona SDK

Using the keystore in Corona SDK
Using the keystore in Corona SDK