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Luna brings the Lua scripting language to the iPad.
Lua is an easy scripting language. With Luna, you can edit and run your own programms on the iPad. You can use the full syntax of the Lua language. Function librarys are continuously developed and optimized for the use with the iPad.
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What's New in Version 2.0
• Completely redesigned codebase
• Script handling based on GrandCentral (iOS 4.2 required)
• Input / Output handled by "Popovers"
• Math library
• String library
• Builtin documentation browser
• Improved filemanagement
Met my needs perfectly
A few days ago I was a passenger in an (almost) all-day car trip. I had an Internet connection so I could browse the App Store. I needed to write a quick program to generate a series of paragraph headings, and I really wanted to create them with a program rather than typing the same thing over and over (with enough variations to foil cut and paste). I tried writing a program using a BASIC app I'd downloaded before, but the lack of nameable, multi-line functions in that dialect got me tangled up surprisingly quickly. I tried another Lua app, but my ignorance of the language coupled with how cumbersome it was to navigate the documentation links quickly grew frustrating. I saw that this App was free and small and tried it out. It met my needs perfectly, and I was able to write a Lua program to generate the paragraph headings quickly and learn a little Lua along the way :-)
I was looking around for a app to script lua on, I spent two dollars and found a completely useless app that promised so much. Then I found Luna and i immediately downloaded it! It works better then I could of imagined AND it is completely free!
Excellent and free to boot! I would enjoy it a little more if the text editor was a little more robust in its handling of indentation, and syntax highlighting would be awesome as well - I would readily pay for a version with those additions.