Corona - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. Support iOS11 ARKit

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

    45 votes
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      0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • corona simulator

      Add a setting to clear the output screen of the simulator at the start of each application relaunch. This is a companion to the relaunch on program change, which is handy but leaves the output screen with combined output, not just the latest execution. To find the top, you have to slowly scan through the output looking for the latest top...

      17 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Support for image sheets in composite.fill.effect

        Hey guys,
        I've found this amazing tool here called "Dynamic Shader".
        With this you can bring easily nice light effects to your game.

        There's just one big thing, the objects that you can apply the light on can't be sprites from an image sheet. It must be a single image.

        The developer of the tool said this here:
        <quote>
        The graphics 2.0 composite.fill.effect parameters require a "type" (like "image") and a location of the image files. Since image sheets are one big file, I have to break up the sprites and normal maps on those sheets and re-save them as…

        21 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  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.

          40 votes
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            planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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]],
            },

            },

            29 votes
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              0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Nintendo Switch Support

              Now that it has been confirmed that the Nintendo Switch will allow for games that only support the touchscreen - http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-02-27-nintendo-switch-has-its-first-touchscreen-only-game - it seems like a good time to bring up the question of Corona support.

              Obviously supporting new platforms is a massive undertaking, however, it would be great to know if this is even considered a possibility?

              With the support for touchscreen-only games and the fact that Unity will be supporting the Switch, I can imagine a lot of previously mobile-only games finding a new home on the console.

              116 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • [Plugin] WiFi Direct

                A request to add the WiFi direct methods in Corona. Plugins like Autolan and Zeroconf aren't feasible due to the fact that what I'm aiming for is the ability for a wireless proximity based connection between devices and bluetooth is not really an option.

                3 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Openssl - Initialization vector

                  initialization vector for opennssl decrypt function

                  3 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Tapdaq Ad Mediation

                    Tapdaq helps app developers maximise their revenue with unbiased ad mediation, and retain their most valuable users through powerful cross promotion.

                    Tapdaq mediates many of the world’s leading demand sources. It allows you to access the highest paying ad networks

                    Visit "https://tapdaq.com&quot; for more info.

                    12 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • PlayStation 4 support / PS Vita

                      Support for publishing on PS4 and PS Vita system

                      20 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  3rd Party Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Enable Corona apps to run on Chromebooks

                        Most new Chromebooks will have Google Play pre-installed so it would be great if Corona apps could work natively.

                        47 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Live wallpapers for Android

                          It has been mentioned some time before but we're still unable to make live wallpapers with Corona SDK.

                          Scott's Harrison "wallpaper" plugin only supports images which can be set as static wallpapers.

                          Requested features:
                          - set mp4 or gif as live wallpaper
                          - set live wallpapers based on coded mechanics (moving images or simple math figures - circles, rectangles, changing their size)
                          - launching coded mechanics when user touches the screen with live wallpaper set (creating sparks or something like that in the place user touches the screen)
                          - app should work as widget (?) - somehow it should be…

                          6 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • ccscene editor Windows 10 or publish how to edit fields at them

                            I read in Sublime ccscene file - it looks like json, but i haven't any information, how to edit it at site. Only GUI for OS-X, but I haven't any Mac.

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Composer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • polygon

                              Currently you can gradient paint a polygon in only 4 directions. It would be really useful to be able to provide an angle (0-360) to apply the gradient fill.

                              I would also like to paint a texture and apply a rotation to that texture as part of the fill.

                              I only work in isometric so the standard left, right, up and down fills do not work for me.

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • javascript

                                Webview:
                                1.Lua call javascript
                                2.Javascript call Lua

                                17 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Widgets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Functions to help control memory leaks

                                  Is it possible to write functions that will output what is still in memory (images, widgets, timers, sounds, local and global variables, etc) at any point?
                                  I would like to see output to the console so I can be more confident that I cleared what is necessary.

                                  8 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Support for GIFs

                                    I'd like to be able to display GIFs (not using a web view because i need to be able to overlay call-to-action text on top). Basically would like to display a bunch of gifs, and give the user the ability to do things like forward, copy, etc... It seems to be supported natively by iOS now where it wasn't before

                                    15 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  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 →
                                      • resume download of large files

                                        While downloading large files, if the connection is lost, the file will need to be downloaded again. The request is to have an extension to network.download() so that we could use something like a network.resume() or even better - something like network.monitorAndResume (will monitor internet connectivity and resume when lost connection is re-established), that would be ideal and extremely helpful.
                                        I have received suggestions of splitting files on server side and then combining them when all splits are downloaded etc., but that imho is not an elegant solution.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • Custom text on activity indicator

                                          Its would be cool if we could customize activity indicator putting our text inside it

                                          3 votes
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                                            0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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