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.

    20 votes
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      0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  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 →
      • 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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          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.

          98 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Tapdaq Ad Mediation

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            Visit "https://tapdaq.com" for more info.

            12 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  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.

              39 votes
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                1 comment  ·  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 →
                • PlayStation 4 support / PS Vita

                  Support for publishing on PS4 and PS Vita system

                  14 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  3rd Party Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • javascript

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

                    16 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Widgets  ·  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 →
                      • 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…

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                          0 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  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.

                          5 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Simulator  ·  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.

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                              0 comments  ·  Composer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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 →
                              • 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.

                                3 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Ability to delete projects

                                  Add the ability to delete unwanted or defunct projects from the project list to reduce clutter.

                                  8 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Persistent connection - network.download()

                                    Actually we need to establish a new connection (three way handshake etc.) for every image we need to download. This is a really bad behavior, create a lot of useless traffic and it's absolutely inefficient

                                    So what we need on Corona SDK it's the choice to allow multiple concurrent requests/responses to be multiplexed over a single connection

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Add Google Play Auth to shared libraries

                                      I need google play services auth in shared libraries to avoid conflict with plugins.

                                      5 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  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 →
                                        • 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.

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