Corona Labs, the maker of Corona SDK for cross-platform app development, today announces a collaboration with Microsoft to enable Corona SDK developers to build apps for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Store.
Corona SDK is the leading tool for building 2D apps across multiple platforms, allowing developers to build apps 10x faster, decreasing time to market and increasing iteration speed. Corona’s over 300,000 developers worldwide can today publish apps to iOS, Android, Kindle and NOOK with a single code base. Support for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Store will allow Corona developers to use their existing code to build apps for those platforms as well.
Microsoft’s support for high-quality apps, together with the variety of devices running Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, make it an ideal platform for great gaming experiences and business applications alike. Since the products’ launches in 2012, the entire Windows platform has developed rapidly, with a growing number of apps and increasing market share worldwide. “We continue to see strong growth within the Windows app ecosystem, thanks in part to contributions from companies like Corona Labs,” says Todd Brix, general manager, Windows Apps and Store, Microsoft Corp. “Corona’s platform has attracted a large number of successful developers who will be able to easily extend their apps into the Windows ecosystem.”
Corona SDK and Corona Enterprise have become the platforms of choice for a growing number of game studios worldwide. This includes Germany-based flaregames, which has built several hit titles with Corona Enterprise including Throne Wars, BraveSmart and Ocean Tower. “We’re thrilled to work with Corona Labs. Corona SDK makes it extremely easy to publish for iOS and Android with a single code base,” says Matthias Schindler, CTO, flaregames. “By supporting Windows, Corona Labs will make it even easier for us to maximize our apps’ reach and success.”
“Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 have proven to be great platforms for developers, and their growing user base presents a large opportunity,” says David Rangel, COO, Corona Labs. “We look forward to working with Microsoft, empowering Corona developers to build apps for Windows devices and reaching an even broader audience for their apps and games.”
Beta support for Windows Phone 8 will be available in the first quarter of 2014, and will be followed by full support for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. To start building rich, interactive cross-platform apps with Corona SDK, please visit http://www.coronalabs.com.