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.

    41 votes
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    • Ability to control auto-capitalization keyboard settings

      In addition to the ability to select other keyboard types (already on this list), it would be great to be able to control the auto-capitalization by exposing iOS's "UITextAutocapitalizationType":

      typedef enum {
      UITextAutocapitalizationTypeNone,
      UITextAutocapitalizationTypeWords,
      UITextAutocapitalizationTypeSentences,
      UITextAutocapitalizationTypeAllCharacters,
      } UITextAutocapitalizationType;

      27 votes
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        4 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Tag Support for timers (same method as Transitions)

        Transitions 2.0 allows for control by tag groups. Allowing timers to also support tags would make them much easier to control as scenes are entered and exited.

        24 votes
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          planned  ·  4 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • object:removeEventListener("all") option to remove all handlers for an object

          Add a way of removing all event listeners for an object with a single call.

          Currently you pass the listener type "tap, touch, etc" and the object name. Why not replace the type with "all" and clear all associated listeners...

          Why you're at it, add an option to mute or unmute a listener.

          20 votes
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            0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • isBounceEnabled for webView

            scrollView supports isBounceEnabled to enable/disable the bouncing effect when you reach the end of the scroll.

            Corona API should support the same feature for webView.
            It's really needed since some webapps break by scrolling past the end of "fixed" objects in the webview.

            iOS 5.x+ supports it already with this simple command:
            webView.scrollView.bounces = NO;

            18 votes
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              3 comments  ·  iOS  ·  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]],
              },

              },

              13 votes
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              • Access to Info.plist for iOS

                To allow access to information defined in the Info.plist file. This is useful in retrieving information such as the CFBundleShortVersionString which is the version number visible in iTunes/App Store.

                This is a pretty straightforward implementation using the infoDictionary found in the NSBundle.

                https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/Cocoa/Reference/Foundation/Classes/NSBundle_Class/#//apple_ref/occ/instp/NSBundle/infoDictionary

                13 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • map routing coordinate plotting

                  The ability to create a route within map view. This will allow the developer to plot multiple points and then create a followable route between these points.

                  12 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Support iOS Metal

                    This has already been requested and declined, however, with the latest release of iOS 12 and Mac Mojave, Apple will no longer be supporting OpenGL down the road and this is a must if we want to continue to make Corona apps for iOS or Mac OS.

                    It's the future for iOS graphic handling, please make this a priority sooner than later. I will no longer be looking at Corona for any new projects unless I know this will be supported eventually.

                    11 votes
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                    • Activities popup

                      it will be great if the existing activities popup has the same functionalities of the iOS native one. Actually you can only share image, string and url, but on iOS the activity popup allows you to open every type of file.

                      For example .vcard files are not recognized while on iOS are directly opened in contact.
                      thank you

                      8 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Ability to check if device mute button is on and a system event when its turned on/off.

                        This is important because if background music is allowed the mute button will not affect the game SFX and we need to mute them in code.

                        8 votes
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                        • iOS background services for task completion

                          Mark tasks that require extra time for completion upon app suspension in iOS. This will let you do things like saving or audio fading upon user hitting the HOME button. This is a useful backgrounding mode that will not require multitasking permission. Workarounds via multitasking permissions in plist will likely end up in an app rejection (say 50% chances).

                          iPhone API: beginBackgroundTaskWithExpirationHandler

                          8 votes
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                          • Include files files / Include files

                            It sure would be nice to have include files that would allow us to have the same code in two different places with one source code file. If Corona SDK / Lua would let us have include files like other compilers do it would save a lot of repetitive work.

                            Macros (like other compilers) would also save a lot of coding time by removing code duplication, at least in the source code. It would add a pre-compile pass to the compiler to translate the macros and includes into a final file to be processed by the compiler.

                            7 votes
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                            • coding to choose front or rear camera (an equivalent to UIImagePickerControllerCameraDeviceFront)

                              create a Corona lua method for an app to choose which camera we want the user to employ (say for shooting self portraits).

                              7 votes
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                              • mms feature to send image attachments to cell phones

                                mms to piggyback on the sms already offered by Corona...

                                7 votes
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                                • Jailbreak detection

                                  Give us a way to detect if the device is jailbroken.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • iOS Remote Support

                                    You can pair an iPhone or iPad with the Apple TV using the iOS Remote app (installed via the App Store) so that you can control the Apple TV with your iPhone or iPad. This allows iOS apps to use those paired devices as controllers. See https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201664 for more information.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Expose pitch/roll/yaw info

                                      There a bunch of threads on this topic, but we can't get pitch/yaw/roll info from the gyroscope through Corona. The below forum post talks about which native iOS APIs handle these calculations, but they aren't currently exposed through Corona. Could we get these made available through Corona somehow?

                                      APIs in question:
                                      CMMotionManager.deviceMotion.attitude.yaw
                                      CMMotionManager.deviceMotion.attitude.pitch
                                      CMMotionManager.deviceMotion.attitude.roll

                                      http://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/49926-getting-yaw-pitch-roll-data-from-the-hardware/

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Add Game Center support for showExistingMatches = false

                                        Currently the showExistingMatches property is not changeable and the default is set to true.

                                        Adding the ability to set showExistingMatches to false in the gameNetwork Library would allow in app New Multiplayer Game buttons to show the Game Center new game screen (Invite Friends, Auto-Match) directly even if there are existing Game Center matches.

                                        4 votes
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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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