Calling all Corona SDK programmers...
If you’ve ever had an idea for a non-game app…
If you’ve ever had a client ask you to create an app for their business…
If you’ve ever wondered what kind of money can be made outside the games market…
…then this may be the most important thing you read all day.
Making games is fun, but there are a lot of opportunities out there in the business market. According to the latest stats the average price for an iOS game is $1.05 but the average price for a non-game app is $1.95 — that’s a HUGE difference!
That’s great news if you’re coming up with your own ideas and implementing them, but there’s an even bigger opportunity and that’s creating apps for local businesses.
Fifteen to twenty years ago web sites were the new cool thing — every business was scrambling to get a site online. Today, apps are the new thing.
Those businesses don’t have folks on staff who can do the job; they’re going to hire it out. And most of the people building those apps are using Xcode and Objective-C…
…and you can code rings around them using Corona SDK!
While there are a lot of tutorials available for making games with Corona SDK (heck, I’ve done a lot of them myself) the tutorials aimed at business-type apps are few and far between.
You pick up a little here, a little there, you experiment and run down dead ends, etc.
There hasn’t been a comprehensive tutorial for people who want to build non-game apps with Corona SDK. Until now.
My brother-in-law is one of the top salesmen for an international textile company and one day asked if there was an app to show him new businesses just opening up. Since there’s an app for just about everything, I was surprised to find that gap in the market.
So I set out to create that app and decided to use what I knew best — Corona SDK. After all, with the widgets and things like Storyboard I expected it to snap together very quickly.
Two weeks later I was still struggling with some of the basic elements, although it was slowly coming together. And I realized that if I, a hotshot programmer with Ninja-like skills, was having so much trouble, others were probably in the same boat.
So I decided to create a series of tutorial videos covering the core areas of a business app so you can skip the potholes I fell into.
And I decided to do something different...
When you take the course you get the complete source code for the AK Leads business app I created. You can use the code to learn from or even use chunks of it in your own apps.
Making games is great fun. But there are some very lucrative opportunities out there for people who can make business apps for the iPhone and iPad. With this course you’ll be able to leverage what you already know instead of starting completely from scratch with something like Xcode and Objective-C.
NOTE! This course is not meant for complete newbies to Corona SDK. I assume you have at least beginner-level knowledge of how to use Corona SDK to make apps. Get comfortable with Corona SDK before tackling this course — or, know going in that you might flail a little bit at first. ;)
Also, as of April 4, 2013, Corona Labs changed the way widgets work. This course uses Widgets v1 (included in the course). I will be creating a new course for Widgets v2 but not until the new version has stabilized. If you buy this course now you will receive the new course absolutely free when it's finished!
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