Sunday, February 12, 2012

Creating Apps for the iPad

I can never find exactly the right app to meet my needs. It seems like I am always looking for something that doesn't exist. Am I the only one? I'd really love to be able to create my own iPad apps, but I lack the coding know-how.

I've been researching this a bit and recently discovered an app called Codea. I've resisted buying it because it is $7.99 and I'm not sure if it will be useful to me or not. I bit the bullet and bought it yesterday. I haven't had a lot of time to delve into it, but I have discovered thy there are tutorials and examples within the app.

The app looks promising if I can figure out the Lua coding. There is one large drawback: You cannot submit an app made with Codea to the iTunes App Store...yet. Supposedly the ability to do so is coming. I really hope so.

Stay tuned for more info as I play with this app and figure it out a bit.


  1. Good luck...Apple is pretty strict about what goes into the app store. I used and created a MRVED app over my lunch hour, but it was rejected for being lame :) (which it was!)

  2. We're open sourcing the Codea engine soon. This will allow you to take your iPad Codea projects, build them as native apps, and submit them to the App Store.