Author Archives: Greg McDonald

Corona SDK store.init was not working for Apple App Store IAP (in-app purchases)… or so I thought!

I’m implementing IAP for the first time for the Teen and Adult Phonics Library app I’ve developing in collaboration with Victoria Leslie.  The app was built using the Corona game engine (also used for my literary game WordWhile)  I just had a realization about the API that came to me after about two hours of pulling read more

My Current Dev Setup

Mostly for my own peace of mind, I’m documenting the tools I currently have on my dev computer, a circa 2013 MacBook Pro. ’Cause you never know. Free IDEs XCode (Apple development in Objective-C or Swift) Corona SDK and Simulator (dev in Lua) Android Studio (Java, includes adb, command-line tool for installing APK files to read more

WordWhile level building: more tools for finding novel words

Today I discovered SkELL (Sketch Engine for Language Learning), a great online resource provided by Lexical Computing Ltd. (makers of Sketch Engine ).  It indexes billions of words of corpora and lets you look up usage examples (for single words and phrases), similar words and collocations by part of speech. I came across it while read more