Cross-platform framework Corona goes free for all app developers

Cross-platform framework Corona goes free for all app developers

Cross-platform development framework Corona is now free for all app developers to use.

Previously the Corona SDK had also been free, but an additional Enterprise version charged developers an annual licence fee to use native libraries in their apps.

Users will now get both the core tech and native-based product at no cost.

Revenue sharing requirements and limits have also been removed. However, native builds will now include a splash screen as standard.

Existing paying customers will be given a one-year licence for the Splash Screen Control plugin.

Support payment model

Corona will be charging for services around the framework, however.

It’s now offering “premium support plans” that it says will get developers access to features such as private channels in Slack and prioritised feature requests.

The move comes following ad mediation platform Appodeal’s acquisition of Corona Labs in March 2017.
At the time, Appodeal promised to make the tech free for developers to use, a promise it’s now followed through with.

Senior Editor

Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of and He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.


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