IOS Programming – Codea – The Calculator

A friend of mine talked about LUA for game programming, so I got curious and looked some stuff up and happen to stumble on a IOS app that allows you to program using LUA for an IOS app. It is called Codea. I was skeptical at first due to the major limitations and constraints this has, but once I started to program in it, and found the ease and simplicity of how rapidly development can happen, the limitations were not a problem.  I ventured out to do my first project, “The Calculator”.  Here is a screenshot of what it looks like. It’s more complicated than this, but simply put, this is a LUA interpreter running on top of objective c. If you are interested in the details of how this works, here is the link.  This is a calculator for the iPad. Hopefully it will load and run swiftly to be useful. If I can get it solid, i will make it available for free in the app store.

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