Corona - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. Linux

    I want to develop under Linux.
    I would pay for that!

    1,107 votes
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      59 comments  ·  Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Admin note: 10/29/16 — We are changing this to “Under review” as we investigate if this something that can be done.


      Right off the bat, I want to say we really like UNIX-style systems. And Linux is a great back-end platform.

      That said, there are several roadblocks with this request.

      First, there’s no clarity on what is being asked. Do you want to ship an app on Linux? Do you want to have the Corona Simulator work on Linux? It may sound pedantic, but reading the comments, it does seem like some people are reading this differently.

      Second, from a business perspective, it’s hard for us to justify resources for Linux. When it comes to desktop platforms, we’d rather focus efforts on platforms that have critical mass desktop marketshare (e.g. http://coronalabs.com/blog/2015/03/02/corona-sdk-is-now-free/)

      Third, Linux would be an extremely challenging platform b/c there are so many flavors of Linux, and…

    • Vector graphics support

      Add native API support for rendering vector graphics formats (SVG, more) to allow MUCH smaller size applications and not needing multiple PNGs for many resolutions, keeping graphics sharp and small on all platforms and screen sizes.

      display.newVectorObject(group, "filename.svg", x1,y1,x2,y2)
      will render it on screen like a normal newImageRect()

      588 votes
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        13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Build for HTML5.

        Export to HTML5.

        366 votes
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          18 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Anti-aliasing

          Looking at the guides the anitaliasing key in the config.lua files has been deprecated. Part of the reason for this is that AA isn't needed on high dpi screens, but it does still make a huge difference on pre-retina iPad displays. Could this be formally supported again?

          317 votes
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            14 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Global pause or slowdown feature for physics, timers, and transitions

            Implementing a pause feature in a game is a lot harder than people realize, especially with so many things going off in a game at the same time. Being able to hook that into a "time scale" property than make the game play in slow motion or even stop completely would save a developer a lot of work trying to pause every object and its effects individually.

            289 votes
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              3 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • display.newText() advanced options / justification

              · Line height
              · Spacing
              · Auto-hyphenation
              · Justified text

              and maybe to find a bugfix for this horrible mispositioning between coronas simulator, ios and android which is going on for far too long now.

              279 votes
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                13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Corona Level Editor

                Admin note: See Corona Composer: http://coronalabs.com/products/composer-gui/

                Admin note: We have publicly stated that, for now, Levels has been de-prioritized. We feel it is more important to work on the core platform. Plus, there are several 3rd party tools that do the job well. You can see them here: http://www.coronalabs.com/resources/3rd-party-tools-and-services/
                You are free to vote on this, but we want to be clear that it is not something we are currently planning on doing.

                210 votes
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                  17 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • a rewrite for webView module

                  Current webView has many bugs & limitations, for example:

                  (1) It's always on top. The app cannot detect user swipes when webView is there. The app cannot show some menu on top of the webView.

                  (2) The loading event for iOS is sometimes missing.

                  (3) There is no 100% way to tell what the current URL is.

                  (4) The webView gives blank screen for some links.

                  (5) The webView does not load pages fast enough comparing to Safari/Chrome.

                  (6) The webView cannot show loading progress indicator because there is no way to know the progress

                  (7) The webView cannot share…

                  201 votes
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                    planned  ·  10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow widget theme imags to be excluded from build

                    Thread reference: https://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/57369-extraneous-gunk-in-apk/

                    Suggestion: For a project that does not use the widget library at all, allow it to specify (presumably in build.settings) that the widget theme images should be excluded from the build, thus saving approx 900K file size. For example:

                    -- somewhere in build.settings
                    -- defaulting to false if not present to preserve current functionality
                    excludeWidgetThemes = true,
                    -- (or reversing the logic to "includeWidgetThemes = false," defaulting to true - whichever suits)

                    Depending on the complexity of implementing, (for example, if requiring widgets become a plugin to fully implement), it would acceptable if this flag merely caused…

                    196 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Widgets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Allow external music/audio to keep playing in background

                      Support audio/music to continue playing from previous app after your Corona app launches. This should be for IOS and Android.

                      Refer to post: http://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/40837-allow-external-music/#entry227286 for details.

                      So ability to support this for audio from iTunes music and other apps (e.g. Audible App). Therefore you could keep listening to your Audible book on the Audible app after you start playing your Corona app (which itself could still use audio for effects).

                      Many apps on the app stores support the above (e.g. Candy Crush) and I note my daughter won't even play games that don't allow her to keep listening to her…

                      161 votes
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                        under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • [Plugin] Samsung In App Purchase

                        Add support Samsung In App Purchase

                        152 votes
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                          under review  ·  5 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • [PLUGIN] calendar for iOS/Android

                          able to access, add event, delete, event anything that can manipulate the OS calendar

                          146 votes
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                            started  ·  1 comment  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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 →
                            • [PLUGIN] Native widgets for iOS / Android

                              Implement functionality for true native widgets for iOS and Android.

                              There are times (especially business apps) where the existing widget library just doesn't cut it. Yes, Widgets 2.0 does a fair approximation, but that's just it. It's an approximation.... of iOS widgets. Even when run on Android they behave like iOS widgets (even though the skin can look like Android).

                              I'm not saying that Widgets 2.0 should be replaced. It has its uses when you don't need true native widgets (I'd like to call these OpenGL widgets instead).

                              I propose that a new native widget library be developed that uses…

                              141 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • [Plugin] Heyzap integration

                                Heyzap provides learderboards, ads, and other very useful stuffs for developers. It is already supported by Unity, Cocos 2D, Marmalade... Where is Corona??

                                More info about heyzap here: http://developers.heyzap.com/

                                136 votes
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                                  7 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • XBox One support / UWP support

                                  Combined request for various Xbox/Microsoft support using Universal Windows Platform apps which can run on modern Windows phones, desktops, and Xbox One.

                                  135 votes
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                                    6 comments  ·  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

                                    134 votes
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                                      9 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • [PLUGIN] Google Cast API - Chromecast

                                      Google Cast API in Corona SDK, (in order to develop apps for the Chromecast).

                                      121 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Manipulate text size, style, font, and color like HTML

                                        Allow the embedding of html (or something similar/easier) to manipulate text including: size, style, font, and color.

                                        Specifically, color would be nice. Example:

                                        display.newText("You have chosen <font color=(1,0,0)>red</font>.")

                                        119 votes
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                                          planned  ·  6 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  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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