Writing an iOS app with Corona

March 05, 2013

From The Beast Within:

The experience was overall a good one, with expected frustrations that come with writing code. I still label myself as a “hobbyist” developer, because there’s still tons I don’t know about Corona and app development. But if there’s one thing that can be said about Corona, it’s that it enables almost anyone to write an iOS app; if you can pass an intro-to-Computer Science class, you can write an iOS app with Corona.

As a long-time iOS developer I don’t often think about mobile apps outside of Objective-C. I still believe native frameworks are the correct answer for most apps, but it’s good for everyone that even a non-programmer can bring something to market in his spare time.

Marc Charbonneau is a mobile software engineer in Portland, OR. Want to reply to this article? Get in touch on Twitter @mbcharbonneau.