Corona - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. 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.

    85 votes
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      1 comment  ·  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]],
      },

      },

      21 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.

        21 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • javascript

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

          13 votes
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            1 comment  ·  Widgets  ·  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

            11 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?

              9 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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 →
                • 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.

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                    0 comments  ·  Simulator  ·  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 →
                    • 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.

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

                        Support for publishing on PS4 and PS Vita system

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  3rd Party Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Google Play: Error 103 during installation

                          Basically, the jarsigner in Java 7 and above uses a default hash method that older devices do not support.

                          Can Corona include all the parameters needed to use later versions of Java during build process?

                          12 votes
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                          • Ability to delete projects

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

                            4 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • iOS Music/iPod Library Access

                              Implementation of iOS's native iOS Music/iPod Library access for selectable in-app music from the music Library, maybe as part of the audio API

                              3 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • luasql

                                hi, i just wrote an article on the forum about this today. adding luasql as an integral part of the build or as an option would be Great for getting lua into more hands and making it more useful. apps are the future and adding data sources really improves developers options to write/solve more complex solutions and will get lua into more developers hands...

                                7 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Corona simulator should return to its location after every error or notification

                                  After an error the simulator returns to its location on the screen. If two errors or another notification are received, it must be returned manually. Every time. Change this so the simulator window sticks to it's set location.

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                                  • maps

                                    1.Get center location on Maps
                                    2.Add Baidu Map to map, because China user can't load GMaps on android.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Widgets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Implement io.popen to get values back from shell

                                      os.execute lets us run shell commands which is really useful for desktop applications. However you can not read the output of these applications from the command line. io.popen would fix that and make life even easier

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                                        0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • transition library

                                        expanded library to allow for curved line transitions, perhaps by a 'function' parameter like {time = 1000, delay =150, function = x^2,[0,4]} where x^2 is the function and is transitioned from x = 0 to x = 4
                                        of course, pre-defined functions would be great!

                                        also would like to add multiple transitions to an object without having to stack them and calculate the delays for each movement.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Get the exact with and height of the text content

                                          It would be so great to get the exact height and with of the text object contents, even after the text field content changes.

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