Corona - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. Higher frame rate support (inc. 120 fps)

    High fps mobile devices have now been on the market for over 1 year, including:

    • iPad Pro at 120 fps (since June 2017)
    • Razer Phone 1 & 2 at 120 fps
    • ASUS ROG phone at 90 fps

    Plus many PC displays support much higher refresh rates.

    Corona's performance is generally great, it would be amazing to see our games running to their full potential on high end devices.

    IMPORTANTLY: If you are lucky enough to get to pitch to Apple, the number one thing they ask for is what Apple features and technologies do you support. Saying…

    10 votes
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      1 comment  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Let us control ads plugin version in config file, while keeping default behaviour taking latest

      Currently, we have no control whatsoever on plugin versions. which means that even the most minor app update (a typo) can bring with it unwanted libraries change, forcing the developer to deal with consequences.

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 1 vote
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        • Resize the window in desktop apps (from the app)

          Being able to change the size of the window in runtime would be great - ideally being able to select what part corner, if any, gets fixed and which ones move.

          7 votes
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          • setting for variables name NOT to be case sEnsiTive

            just imagine Google forcing you to care about uppercase or lowercase in a GoOgLe search .. and vote YES !

            1 vote
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            • Support iOS touch radius property

              Please add support for the touch event properties "majorRadius" and "majorRadiusTolerance" that have been introduced in iOS 8.

              These are used to get the size of a touch event, i.e. to discern between a small finger touch, a large finger touch, or a palm that rests on the display.

              Apple Docs:
              https://developer.apple.com/documentation/uikit/uitouch/1618106-majorradius

              Relevant StackOverflow answer:
              https://stackoverflow.com/a/26016818

              Unity seems to support this:
              https://docs.unity3d.com/ScriptReference/Touch-radius.html

              Of course, these properties would be nil on Android unless Android adds similar touch properties in the future.

              2 votes
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                1 comment  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Read more particle values in liquid fun.

                It would be awesome if I could read r, g, b, and velocity particle values with queryRegion.

                1 vote
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                • 2 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Proper text field for Win32

                    The native text field is very poor in Win32 applications, really hindering application development.
                    Transparent background, and removing the border (stroke) are probably the most needed options.

                    2 votes
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                    • setting to force all variables to be declared

                      that would save quite some time looking why something doesnt work because of that mistyped variable name ..
                      e.g.
                      declareAllVariables = Y

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                      • On Demand Resources support for iOS

                        Extend current plug-in which support only tvOS to iOS. It seems that the effort is minimal.

                        3 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Disable Native WebView Zoom buttons

                          There's no way to disable Zoom Buttons of the WebView in Corona and this is quite frustrating because they continously appear on screen using Android.

                          However, as posted on Stack Overflow, there's a way to do it in Java overriding some methods. Explanation can found here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/11901948

                          Best solution would be to have a boolean property like "zoomButtonsEnabled" to control this.

                          I don't know if on iOS there's the same problem.

                          Thanks in advance!

                          8 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Composer stops previous scene's runtime events and event listeners

                            It would be great if the composer could handle stopping all runtime events and event listeners of the previous scene when goToScene is called (or when a new scene is loaded).

                            14 votes
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                            • Kongregate API for HTML5 Builds

                              With the upcoming HTML5 versions, it would be great if we could offer Corona games on Kongregate with their full API
                              https://www.kongregate.com/developer_center/docs/en/kongregate-api

                              3 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  3rd Party Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • A manual "simulateTouch( event )"

                                I would like the ability to manually fire a touch event that gets treated like a regular touch event.

                                Essentially how the mouse is treated on desktop builds where display objects get told about it as if they were actually touched.

                                I'm hoping that as this ability must already be built into Corona it might be relatively easy to allow us to hook into it?

                                Please see this thread for more info - https://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/71198-manually-fire-a-touch-event

                                20 votes
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                                • Ability to place native object below Corona view [Corona native]

                                  Ability to create plugins which allow placing native objects under corona view. This can be useful for video player where we could build UI with corona instead of native elements.

                                  13 votes
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                                  • 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...

                                    23 votes
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                                    • Easier way to POST simple text field forms

                                      Easier way to POST simple strings that then look like simple form Post fields on the server side (simpler forms and processing like with html forms). Easier way to POST simple string that look like form fields on the server side (simpler forms and processing like with html forms). Would help tremendously with creating accounts and also all business apps

                                      1 vote
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                                      • 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.

                                        101 votes
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                                        • App orientation based on device type

                                          Ability to set app orientation based on device type. For example: phone will be portrait, tablet will be landscape.

                                          It would be the best to use full orientation settings for each device type.

                                          This feature is essential for mobile app development where business apps most often need to be in different orientations for phone and tablet.

                                          6 votes
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