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How to Localize LiveCode Apps

by Dr. Andy Parng on May 21, 2015 , No comments

In Q1 2015, China overtook the United States as the largest country in terms of quarterly iOS app downloads. How can your mobile app business take advantage of this fast-growing country? Obviously, one of the first things you need to do is to build localized apps for the Chinese language.

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The Coolest Place You’ll Find an App Builder

by Theresa Munanga on May 12, 2015 , 1 comment

You’d never notice from looking at Theresa Munanga’s résumé that she is on the autism spectrum. A master’s degree, three years of service as a US Peace Corps Volunteer, two books and an iPad app could be hallmarks of any industrious person.  What her résumé doesn’t show are the everyday difficulties she faces with Asperger’s Syndrome (now classified as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Level 1) and prosopagnosia (face-blindness).

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From LiveCode to LiveMorphs

by Hanson Schmidt-Cornelius on May 7, 2015 , No comments

Evolution and natural selection are fundamental principals on which science bases the existence and origin of all natural living beings. The fundamental rules of this process are very simple but provide a vastly powerful means by which adaptation to a particular environment can take place. Evolution is covered to varying depths in biology text books, explaining how these principals influence life on this planet.

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The Best Ways to Utilize Technology

by Joan Brennan on May 5, 2015 , No comments

Technology has transformed our lives in ways that only a few years ago would never have seemed possible. In the world of education, technology’s impact has been particularly significant—even disruptive.  For students with reading and learning differences, technology’s positive effect on education has been most profound. Specific technologies have been helping to level a playing field that once looked more like a mountain to these students—and that is a very good thing.

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Write a Widget in 8 Steps

by Georgia Hutchings on April 30, 2015 , 8 comments

Ever thought that your LiveCode project could be improved by a custom control? Perhaps you want to add a rounded rectangle push button to your stack, where the border color is different to the text color? Maybe you’re thinking of building an app with 10 cards, and each card needs a header bar, and each header bar needs a label, a button, a background graphic, a line graphic… Getting tired just thinking about it? Enter widgets.

Widgets are controls that can be dragged from the tools palette and dropped onto your stack. In LiveCode 8, users now have the ability to write their own custom controls, or widgets, in the new LiveCode Builder language. The purpose of this article is to guide you through the widget writing process in LiveCode Builder, from the very start to using your end product in a LiveCode stack.

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How to Bake an App

by Neil Roger on April 27, 2015 , 7 comments

There are many comparisons out there that try to explain what programming is. These range from building things with Lego to bringing up a child, but there is one that I like to use and it’s:

Programming is Like Baking Cakes!

Let me explain…

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The Evolution of Dragons

by Ian Macphail on April 22, 2015 , No comments

One of the new features introduced in the upcoming LiveCode version 8 release is the ability to create self-contained custom controls called widgets. These widgets are written in a variant of LiveCode called LiveCode Builder (LCB) and have full control over their appearance and behaviour.

In a similar way to Hanson’s previous blog post on fractals, I’ll be showing you how to draw a fractal shape. However this time, I’ll show you how to do it with a custom widget control that can draw the fractal for us.

dragon

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How to be Hands On

by Neal Taylor on April 17, 2015 , No comments

Success is sweet. Neal Taylor and Dr. Jeroen Lichtenauer certainly think so. They just completed their first LiveCode App! It’s Hands On Turkish, an EU-funded Business Turkish course that is now available for smartphones on the Play and iOS App Stores. We asked them to share a little bit about their LiveCode experience. Here’s what they said: 

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How LiveCode Got Me From Idea to App

by Sean Miller on April 14, 2015 , 3 comments

For those of you who are convinced you’ve got a great idea for an app but may be intimidated by the prospect of learning to code, I’d like to share with you my experience with LiveCode. It’s enabled me to overcome my fear of learning to code. LiveCode has also helped give me the confidence to strike out on my own as an entrepreneur.

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Sean MillerHow LiveCode Got Me From Idea to App