Perk.com, a cloud-based mobile rewards platform provider, says Corona Labs, the leader in 2D mobile game and app development, has released a new version of the Corona SDK [software development kit] for their community of 300,000-plus developers.
Developers can now publish apps to iTunes Connect for tvOS, Android TV and Amazon Fire TV supported through the Corona SDK. Also included in this release is support for OS X allowing developers to build apps for Apple desktop computers. New features will continue to be added but the release marks a stable point in OS X platform support.
“We’re proud that Corona Labs developers will be able to publish apps to exciting new channels, including Apple TV, Android TV, and desktop computers, using the same fast, easy platform they are already using to build great games and apps for mobile,” says Roj Niyogi, President and founder of Perk and newly appointed CEO of Corona Labs. “These updates prove that Corona Labs’ development platform is at the forefront of the industry and continues to offer developers the best tools available.”
Corona Labs will continue developing and expanding features and has many new releases planned for 2016, he adds. Additionally, Corona has announced the immediate availability of a new iCloud plugin. This plugin lets you store various data types in Apple’s iCloud service. The three main types of data you can store are:
- Key-Value storage — This lets you store simple data values like numbers, strings, and tables.
- Documents — This lets you develop apps where you can save whole files to the cloud and sync them with other devices.
- CloudKit — This is a full database implementation where you can have public and private database implementations which your app can access from multiple devices.
In its simplest use, iCloud (all three methods) lets you save data from your app to iCloud and retrieve it later when you need it. In addition, if you have your app installed on multiple devices, for example your iPhone and iPad, the app can share data. To get started with the iCloud plugin, check out the documentation.