Corona - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. CloudKit Subscriptions

    CloudKit is a great resource, I am using it extensively in my game to sync between devices. However there is a major limitation in that Corona has no support for CloudKit Subscriptions. These are essential for notifying the app when something has changed. Instead right now I am having to constantly check for changes, which Apple advises against.

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    • Support iOS11 ARKit

      ARKit introduces high performance augmented reality to iphone and ipad. Tests show better performance than unity plug-ins such as vuforia.

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      • Run Scripts in app project

        In order to support crash logging on sdks like Firebase and Crashlytics, adding Run Scripts to app is required.

        maybe something like this

        iphone =
        {
        runScripts = {
        [["${PROJECT_DIR}/fabricRun" secretCode]],
        },

        },

        28 votes
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        • Jailbreak detection

          Give us a way to detect if the device is jailbroken.

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          • system.activate("MultiEvent")

            So, I have built a game in Corona where the user is required to drag their player (touch event) to dodge incoming attacks. In order to shoot and fight back the user must tap on the enemy(tap event). When doing user testing, I noticed the users wanted to be able to drag and dodge simultaneously. So i tried system.active("multitouch"). Unfortunately this did not fix my issue. It seems the "multitouch" capabilities of corona is limited to only events of the same type ("touch" or "tap").
            It would be awesome if there were more options to choose from than just "multitouch",…

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            • Activities popup

              it will be great if the existing activities popup has the same functionalities of the iOS native one. Actually you can only share image, string and url, but on iOS the activity popup allows you to open every type of file.

              For example .vcard files are not recognized while on iOS are directly opened in contact.
              thank you

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              • Access to Info.plist for iOS

                To allow access to information defined in the Info.plist file. This is useful in retrieving information such as the CFBundleShortVersionString which is the version number visible in iTunes/App Store.

                This is a pretty straightforward implementation using the infoDictionary found in the NSBundle.

                https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/Cocoa/Reference/Foundation/Classes/NSBundle_Class/#//apple_ref/occ/instp/NSBundle/infoDictionary

                24 votes
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                • iOS Remote Support

                  You can pair an iPhone or iPad with the Apple TV using the iOS Remote app (installed via the App Store) so that you can control the Apple TV with your iPhone or iPad. This allows iOS apps to use those paired devices as controllers. See https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201664 for more information.

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                  • isBounceEnabled for webView

                    scrollView supports isBounceEnabled to enable/disable the bouncing effect when you reach the end of the scroll.

                    Corona API should support the same feature for webView.
                    It's really needed since some webapps break by scrolling past the end of "fixed" objects in the webview.

                    iOS 5.x+ supports it already with this simple command:
                    webView.scrollView.bounces = NO;

                    30 votes
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                    • [PLUGIN] Image file (jpg/png) resizer with changing of image quality support

                      It would be great to have something that could take an image file and resize (maybe crop it too) and change its compression level.

                      4 votes
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                      • Expose pitch/roll/yaw info

                        There a bunch of threads on this topic, but we can't get pitch/yaw/roll info from the gyroscope through Corona. The below forum post talks about which native iOS APIs handle these calculations, but they aren't currently exposed through Corona. Could we get these made available through Corona somehow?

                        APIs in question:
                        CMMotionManager.deviceMotion.attitude.yaw
                        CMMotionManager.deviceMotion.attitude.pitch
                        CMMotionManager.deviceMotion.attitude.roll

                        http://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/49926-getting-yaw-pitch-roll-data-from-the-hardware/

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                        • iOS 8 keyboard, handler that detect the (de)activation of autocorrect

                          With the new OS, apple let users choose if need autocorrector or not. In some types of apps we need to know exactly if is active or not. Let have an handler to detect that choice.

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                          • Add Game Center support for showExistingMatches = false

                            Currently the showExistingMatches property is not changeable and the default is set to true.

                            Adding the ability to set showExistingMatches to false in the gameNetwork Library would allow in app New Multiplayer Game buttons to show the Game Center new game screen (Invite Friends, Auto-Match) directly even if there are existing Game Center matches.

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                            • Ability to Filter Code Signing Identities on Build for iOS screen

                              It would be helpful to be able to search / filter the list of code signing identities when building for iOS. (I have multiple organizations linked to my developer account, so I see a list of a few hundred profiles.

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                              • Ability to check if device mute button is on and a system event when its turned on/off.

                                This is important because if background music is allowed the mute button will not affect the game SFX and we need to mute them in code.

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                                • map routing coordinate plotting

                                  The ability to create a route within map view. This will allow the developer to plot multiple points and then create a followable route between these points.

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                                  • [PLUGIN] Magnetometer API similar to the Accelerometer API

                                    Ability to retrieve sensor data like, event.xRaw, event.yRaw, event.zRaw in micro-Tesla. It would be almost identical to Accelerometer API.

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                                      • Tag Support for timers (same method as Transitions)

                                        Transitions 2.0 allows for control by tag groups. Allowing timers to also support tags would make them much easier to control as scenes are entered and exited.

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                                        • iOS background services for task completion

                                          Mark tasks that require extra time for completion upon app suspension in iOS. This will let you do things like saving or audio fading upon user hitting the HOME button. This is a useful backgrounding mode that will not require multitasking permission. Workarounds via multitasking permissions in plist will likely end up in an app rejection (say 50% chances).

                                          iPhone API: beginBackgroundTaskWithExpirationHandler

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