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One advertising-related item for your pre-launch #CoronaSDK checklist

If you think there is a remote possibility that you will end up leveraging Facebook’s app install ads, make sure the fb plugin’s publishinstall method with your appID so that you can track the number of installs to attribute to that campaign.

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Inaccurate error message when testing Google Play In-App Purchases

If I had a nickel for every time a vendor’s error message said one thing, and I had to Google the error message to find out that it meant something entirely different, I’d have at least $0.20.  Seriously though, it’s one of the most frustrating experiences as a developer and it’s startlingly common. In this…

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The only rule that matters for in-app purchase identifiers in cross-platform Corona SDK apps

There’s only one important rule for iAP identifiers: If you care about maintaining case-sensitive consistency with your identifiers across all platforms, you’ll need to keep all the letters lowercase because Google doesn’t allow capital letters. Seriously, that’s it…the only rule that matters.  So, don’t use capital letters for your iAP identifiers on iOS even though…

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2 tools for creating many sizes of app icons when building your mobile app

Creating all of the appropriate sized icons for your app is definitely a pain.  There are websites and tools that exist to automate the process.  A STANDALONE APP iconbot (formerly known as icon robot) is a standalone app that provides a nice UI for this process and allows you to select which app stores you’re…

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