Corona SDK resources.
Corona Labs Inc., formerly Ansca Mobile, is a California software company building a 2D game and app development platform. Its main offering is the Corona SDK, a cross-platform mobile development framework that builds native apps for iOS, Android, Kindle, Windows Phone, tvOS, Android TV and Mac and Windows desktop from a single code base. Corona Labs is based in Palo Alto, CA and is owned by Perk.com Inc.
Corona Labs was founded as Ansca Mobile in 2008 by Carlos Icaza, previously the manager for such projects as Adobe's Flash Lite, Flash Mobile Authoring, Flash Cast and Adobe Illustrator, and Walter Luh, a lead architect in Adobe's Flash Lite team. In late 2009, Ansca secured $1 Million in Series A funding from Merus Capital, a venture capital firm founded by former Google and Microsoft executives.
In December 2009, Ansca released the first version Corona SDK, initially supporting iOS. In April 2010, they expanded support for the Android operating system. In 2011 Corona began supporting development for Amazon's Kindle Fire and the Barnes & Noble Nook.
In April 2012, CEO Icaza departed the company for personal reasons and CTO Luh took over the CEO role, and shortly after, in June of the same year, Ansca changed its name to Corona Labs.
In August 2012, Corona Labs introduced Corona Enterprise which allows developers to integrate any native Objective-C and Java library. Shortly after, in November of the same year, Corona Labs received $2 million in capital from Merus Capital and Western Technology Investment. In April 2013, Corona Labs expanded the company's product offerings with the launch of Corona SDK Starter, a free mobile development solution.
Fuse Powered Inc. acquired Corona Labs in November 2014.
Perk.com Inc. acquired Corona Labs for $2.3 Million in December 2015.
Introduction to Corona SDK
Corona SDK is a software development kit (SDK) created by Walter Luh, Founder of Corona Labs Inc.. Corona SDK allows software programmers to build mobile applications for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices as well as desktop applications for Windows and OS X. Corona lets developers use integrated Lua, layered on top of C++/OpenGL, to build graphic applications.
The SDK does not charge per-app royalty or impose any branding requirement. Only free subscription is required to develop and deploy apps using variety of Lua APIs provided by Corona SDK or available plugins.
Paid subscription (Corona Enterprise) provide additional capabilities of using native code in app development.
This page was last updated January 7th, 2018 by kim
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