Will the former CoronaLabs CEO eat their lunch with Platino?

If you're a subscriber to CoronaLabs formerly known as anscamobile you'll know that CARLOS M. ICAZA was the co-founder and CEO. As with all fast moving objects in Silicon Valley, things change and recently Carlos left Corona and started Lanica a remarkably similar outfit to CoronaLabs.  How similar you ask? Well let's see. (Note that these are based on the beta version description found about Platino)

Feature

CoronaSDK

Platino

scripting language
Lua
Javascript
physics engine
Box2D
Box2D
cross platform
IOS,Android, Nook,Kindle
IOS,Android
OpenGL graphics
yes
yes
OpenAL sound
yes
no
IOS Game center
yes
no (at least in the titanium SDK docs)
particles
yes (3rd party tool)
yes
isometric engine
no
yes
spritesheets
yes
yes
shaders
no (on the roadmap)
yes
Mac Apps
no (on the roadmap)
no
import flash assets
yes (3rd party tool)
yes (with Animo)
IDE
yes (3rd party tool)
yes (Titanium Studio)
InApp purchase
yes
not that I can tell from the site.

 

Platino is also looking to leverage the appcelerator cloud services, something that Corona Labs doesn't offer. This includes a free version with 100 devices for push notifications. 

 

Category(s): Corona SDK, game development

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