Corona - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. 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

    75 votes
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      6 comments  ·  Android  ·  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

      62 votes
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        10 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Be able to Recieve and send SMS in App instead of sms applicatom

        It would be great to implement sms recieve and send feature in apps , i know we are able to send a message but if there is a feature to read sms from specific number in app and be able to save it into inbox or not , please check it out it's very useful in embedded system development

        45 votes
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          2 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Parameter for removing zoom buttons in WebView Android

          Implement a property to disable the zoom buttons in webViews for Android

          42 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Ability to make a multilanguage apk without hacking the apk

            Is it not possible right now to make multilanguage apk which is accepted as that by the google playstore without hacking the apk. Should be a basic with corona!

            32 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 23 votes
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              • 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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                • native.video fullscreen

                  Ability to view videos in fullscreen mode and add controls on video not below video or smth like that.

                  15 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Samsung SDK support

                    Support Samsung spen

                    14 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Support for Android 5+ startLockTask() / stopLockTask()

                      Since Android 5.0, a basic kiosk mode is supported by Android, called "Screen Pinning". This can be done by an Activity to call startLockTask() which will prevent of Home/Task-Switcher keys, until the activity calls stopLockTask() or the user exits via special key-combination and PIN code.

                      For simple kiosk-mode applications it would be very helpful if Corona SDK could support the appropriate calls on Android.

                      Further references:
                      http://developer.android.com/about/versions/android-5.0.html (Screen Pinning)
                      http://developer.android.com/reference/android/app/admin/DevicePolicyManager.html#isLockTaskPermitted%28java.lang.String%29
                      http://developer.android.com/reference/android/app/Activity.html#startLockTask%28%29
                      http://developer.android.com/reference/android/app/Activity.html#stopLockTask%28%29

                      12 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • timely support of new Android target SDKs (because Google really wants this!)

                        the newest target SDK should be supported very fast because Google wants this. It is essential for an app to be considered for a feature on Google Play.

                        8 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Notification badges on Android

                          When we send a user a notification it's essential to see the badge counter on the icon. I know not all launchers support badges but the good ones do!

                          8 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add support to Amazon Game Circle for signing a user in and out

                            The current API (https://docs.coronalabs.com/plugin/gamecircle/index.html) of the Amazon Game Circle does not support the API functions:
                            -- showSignInPage()
                            -- showGameCircle()

                            These would be nice to have because once the user's "TOAST" popup disappears, it is impossible to let the player log out. Or, if log-in failed for some reason, you can give the player a chance to login manually.

                            7 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Android  ·  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!

                              6 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Android  ·  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

                                5 votes
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                                • Ability to get manufacturer & brand from Android devices

                                  Ability to get manufacturer & brand from Android devices via system.getInfo(...).

                                  Basically, expose android.os.Build.MANUFACTURER and android.os.Build.BRAND in the same way you have exposed Build.MODEL.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • PDF Reader For Android

                                    need a plugin to read pdf files on android, like quicklook on ios.

                                    I use systemopenurl to display pdf, I think it is inefficient because it requires another pdf reader application

                                    4 votes
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                                    • 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?

                                      4 votes
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                                      • 4 votes
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                                        • Support google play services awareness API

                                          Neura SDK has a Corona plug-in - https://marketplace.coronalabs.com/plugin/neura
                                          Our latest version of the SDK needs support for awareness API from the play services
                                          com.google.android.gms:play-services-awareness:

                                          3 votes
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