Perk, the company behind Corona Labs, has just announced a new update to their software development kit that gives dev crews the ability to write apps for smart TV platforms such as Apple’s tvOS and Android.
Corona Labs is a leader in the 2D mobile game and app development arena. This new extension into the connected TV market sparks an integral change in Corona Labs app development platform.
For example, app developers now have the ability to publish apps directly into the iTunes Connect for tvOS. Developers can also import their Corona apps into Android TV and the Amazon Fire TV platform.
That being said, the new release seems to focus on development for the Apple platform. One of the neat features that was added into this new update is the ability to link together an iCloud account within the Corona software platform.
Although this feature is in beta, developers can still tinker around with the iCloud features which will allow users to import media from their iCloud account. This could essentially allow users the ability to stream rich media such as videos, high quality photos, songs and more.
“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 Corona Labs CEO Roj Niyogi.
“These updates prove that Corona Labs’ development platform is at the forefront of the industry and continues to offer developers the best tools available,” added Niyogi.
Corona Labs continues to let developers rapidly build and deploy applications for smart devices using the Lua coding language. If you have a development background, Lua is pretty simple to use. Lua tutorials can be found online, including this one that is listed on the Corona Labs website.