Corona - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. Android App Widgets (for Home screen)

    App Widgets are miniature application views that can be embedded in other applications (such as the Home screen) and receive periodic updates.

    This would allow to develop business applications.

    http://developer.android.com/design/patterns/widgets.html

    144 votes
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      4 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Localization support for Android icon "App Title"

      Currently Corona does not support the basic concept of localizing the App Title for Android devices. This means you can have your application itself, and Google Play descriptions, translated for many different languages, however the title under the icon (App Title) does NOT get localized.

      Support for achieving this is requested as a basic localization support requirement for Android.

      BTW - The only known way (untested) is manually via many steps as noted by ingemar here, 1/2 way down first page of comments: http://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/38972-does-corona-support-app-name-localization/?hl=%2Btitle+%2Bandroid+%2Blocalization#entry202571

      125 votes
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        8 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Be able to Recieve and send SMS in App instead of sms applicatom

        It would be great to implement sms recieve and send feature in apps , i know we are able to send a message but if there is a feature to read sms from specific number in app and be able to save it into inbox or not , please check it out it's very useful in embedded system development

        96 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Parameter for removing zoom buttons in WebView Android

          Implement a property to disable the zoom buttons in webViews for Android

          88 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ability to make a multilanguage apk without hacking the apk

            Is it not possible right now to make multilanguage apk which is accepted as that by the google playstore without hacking the apk. Should be a basic with corona!

            65 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Samsung SDK support

                Support Samsung spen

                41 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • native.video fullscreen

                  Ability to view videos in fullscreen mode and add controls on video not below video or smth like that.

                  37 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Update firebase sdk and gps to 11 on android

                    In order to take advantage of the new firebase features like phone login and performance logging on android, firebase needs to be updated to 11.

                    Google play services would also need to be updated 11 as well.

                    28 votes
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                      planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support for Android 5+ startLockTask() / stopLockTask()

                      Since Android 5.0, a basic kiosk mode is supported by Android, called "Screen Pinning". This can be done by an Activity to call startLockTask() which will prevent of Home/Task-Switcher keys, until the activity calls stopLockTask() or the user exits via special key-combination and PIN code.

                      For simple kiosk-mode applications it would be very helpful if Corona SDK could support the appropriate calls on Android.

                      Further references:
                      http://developer.android.com/about/versions/android-5.0.html (Screen Pinning)
                      http://developer.android.com/reference/android/app/admin/DevicePolicyManager.html#isLockTaskPermitted%28java.lang.String%29
                      http://developer.android.com/reference/android/app/Activity.html#startLockTask%28%29
                      http://developer.android.com/reference/android/app/Activity.html#stopLockTask%28%29

                      24 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • timely support of new Android target SDKs (because Google really wants this!)

                        the newest target SDK should be supported very fast because Google wants this. It is essential for an app to be considered for a feature on Google Play.

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                          0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Ability to get manufacturer & brand from Android devices

                          Ability to get manufacturer & brand from Android devices via system.getInfo(...).

                          Basically, expose android.os.Build.MANUFACTURER and android.os.Build.BRAND in the same way you have exposed Build.MODEL.

                          11 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • getContentResolver().openInputStream(uri) to get content stream to file in android

                            Implement the ability to access to the

                            getContentResolver().openInputStream(uri) function at Android.

                            This is to create a file with an stream. Many apps uses the contentProvider and send an URI similar to:

                            content://com.google.android.apps.docs.storage.legacy/enc=Gq8T6z85JlXgQW8eI1KQNgZccktDINxa2ejLY80P_cuXdpvt

                            Need some way to resolver this, and allow share files in this way in android. Not really share, but, read, and receive.

                            For example: send a file by email, and open with our app.

                            If the email app uses the content:// format for the stream, need a way to get the file.

                            Any chance?

                            10 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Notification badges on Android

                              When we send a user a notification it's essential to see the badge counter on the icon. I know not all launchers support badges but the good ones do!

                              10 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 10 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add support to Amazon Game Circle for signing a user in and out

                                  The current API (https://docs.coronalabs.com/plugin/gamecircle/index.html) of the Amazon Game Circle does not support the API functions:
                                  -- showSignInPage()
                                  -- showGameCircle()

                                  These would be nice to have because once the user's "TOAST" popup disappears, it is impossible to let the player log out. Or, if log-in failed for some reason, you can give the player a chance to login manually.

                                  9 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Additional Local Notification Options

                                    On Android, for local notifications, it would good to be able to select the title of the notification (currently the name of the app), the icon (currently limited to 1 for all notifications), a large icon/show the large icon. This could also include current requests such as grouping notifications, setting the badge number and allowing notifications to vibrate etc

                                    Details are found at https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/ui/notifiers/notifications.html#Required and https://developer.android.com/reference/android/support/v4/app/NotificationCompat.Builder.html

                                    8 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Support MulticastLock on Android to stop some Android devices filtering out UDP broadcast messages

                                      Some android devices drop UDP packets that aren't specifically addressed to them, such as broadcast packets. This makes it impossible to do network discovery services or process data streams that are being broadcast. A multi-cast lock should prevent those android devices from ignoring the broadcast packets.
                                      http://developer.android.com/reference/android/net/wifi/WifiManager.MulticastLock.html

                                      An example can be found here
                                      http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13221736/android-device-not-receiving-multicast-package

                                      We would need seperate functions to create a multicast lock and release a multicast lock

                                      7 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Support Use of "Multiple APK Support" on Google Play

                                        For reasons similar to expansion files, Multiple APK Support allows large apps another way to consider publishing an app when the app is over 50mb due to issues that arise from bundling multiple assets for all supported devices (e.g., one density/resolution for tablets and another for smartphones). In the feature, they also provide examples such as API level, CPU architecture, and GL texture compression format, but the more common case (especially for Corona users) is the screen density and resolution.

                                        For users with a good IDE that can be configured to "build" various project configurations, all we would really need…

                                        6 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • localization for push notification in Android

                                          iOS can do the localization for push notification by placing .lproj folder in root and "Localizable.strings" in that folder. However, Android cannot do this trick. It will be good if Android can get the localized push notification like the way iOS do

                                          6 votes
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