I recently had to create a sliding menu for a game I am working on. Coming from a Flash background I usually think in terms of, “how would I do this in flash?”, and it translates really well. Same goes for the functionality that I came up with for the menu component that I created so the user can swip from left to right to get to the next set of buttons.
The difference in Corona and flash that I found was the way you listen for events on the “stage”. The following video has some great little bits of info for advanced touch event features and logic. The first tip solved the issue I was having and it only took adding a couple more lines of code.