Corona - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. iPhone X home indicator hiding

    Can we have some way to hide the iPhone X home indicator in our apps, it tends to obscure things like UI when were going for full immersion.

    I believe the iOS sdk implementation is to override the view controller so it autohides.
    func prefersHomeIndicatorAutoHidden() -> Bool {
    return true
    }

    FYI The Home indicator is the little white or black bar that sits at the bottom of the screen where you swipe up from to go home

    An implementation in Corona could look something like

    native.setProperty("prefersHomeIndicatorAutoHidden", true)

    4 votes
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      1 comment  ·  iOS  ·  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

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        0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Link to the documentation/guides from the plugin marketplace

        A link from the plugin page in the marketplace to the relevant documentation in the API of Guide pages would be nice.

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          1 comment  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 9 votes
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          • Admob: Ability to set keywords in the targeting parameters

            The Admob API offers the ability to set specific targeting parameters.

            https://developers.google.com/android/reference/com/google/android/gms/ads/AdRequest.Builder

            Corona supports a few, e.g. setIsDesignedForFamilies. However, some claim that setting one or more keywords, can have a +2-3% CTR raise. The method (which can be called multiple times) is:

            public AdRequest.Builder addKeyword (String keyword)

            I want to be able to use this capability from the Admob plugin.

            9 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add event.pressure support for touch events in Mac Simulator

              As newer MacBooks and Apple trackpads support "force click" pressure sensitivity, it would be great to pass in the pressure data from the trackpad to touch events via the "pressure" property, to allow testing for 3D Touch support directly in the simulator.

              https://docs.coronalabs.com/daily/api/event/touch/pressure.html
              https://developer.apple.com/macos/force-touch/
              https://developer.apple.com/library/content/samplecode/ForceTouchCatalog/Introduction/Intro.html

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                0 comments  ·  Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • quick clear sandbox

                ability to clear sandbox quickly in simulator menu

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                  0 comments  ·  Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • More Status Bar Options (Android)

                  Currently icons must be white, and the status bar is either black with white icons or a grey-ish tinted transparent. With these options we cannot follow material design.

                  It would be great to see options such as a Fully Translucent status bar (no background at all) with either light or dark icons (the Google Calendar does this with dark icons for example)

                  This thread appears to show how to set the status bar to transparent: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/29311078/android-completely-transparent-status-bar

                  It is mentioned that "the answer to totally disabling the translucency or any color placed on the status bar and navigation bar for lollipop…

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                    0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • add String.xml to build.settings

                    Allow user to enter a field in build.settings

                    example:
                    strings = {["google_app_id"] = "app id"}

                    This is need for any firebase stuff.
                    I keep getting this error:

                    GoogleService failed to initialize, status: 10, Missing google app id value from from string resources with name google_app_id.

                    This would allow be great for storing secure strings (like rest key) in string.xml

                    52 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Max memory texture

                      It would be great to know the max memory texture available on the mobile. With this information we can know if we have to free some imageSheet or something like that.

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                        0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Contact and phone functions

                        Phone and contact details should be available

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                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Keychain / Keystore access for storing user passwords

                          There is currently no way to safely store a user's sensitive information between sessions. Users must manually enter their credentials on every sign in. What's worse, developers may be tempted to turn to unsafe methods to store passwords etc. Access to the iOS keychain and Android keystone would solve this issue.

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Multiple transitions to an object

                            Objects should accept multiple transitions because, sometimes you don't want it to start and finish at the same time. It would be great if we could do something like this:

                            transition.to(object, {x = 100, y = 100, time = 3000})
                            transition.to(object, {alpha = 0.5, delay = 1000, time = 1000})

                            3 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Taptic Engine on iPhone

                              A way to actually use the taptic engine and create vibrations on the users device. Right now we can detect the pressure, but can't trigger any kind of vibration for the user to "feel" their 3D touch.

                              6 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Integration of Facebook Analytics

                                Facebook Analytics for Apps helps you better understand how people are using your iOS app, your Android app or your game on Facebook. Analytics for Apps shows you data, trends and charts and also comes with many built-in graphs for the actions that people take in your app, such as launching, viewing content, searching or purchasing.

                                https://developers.facebook.com/docs/analytics/overview

                                There is strong need of Facebook plugin /SDK for Corona to get all the Integration necessary for Facebook marketing

                                4 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  3rd Party Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Support armv8 processors, such as found in new Android devices

                                  Many newer android devices are running on armv8 (for example the Motorola Droid Turbo), Corona does not run on these devices. It would be great if we could get binaries to support these CPU architectures.

                                  See this list here, search for "armv8" to see how many CPUs are produced under this architecture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Qualcomm_Snapdragon_devices#Snapdragon_S4

                                  This means that a sizable portion of the android install base is inaccessible.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                    Corona built APKs, while 32 bit ARMv7 family apps will run on ARMv8 much like Windows 32bit desktop apps run on 64 bit processors. We have tested our apps even on the Motorola Droid Turbo and they work as expected.

                                  • Corona Ads (Chartboost) For Amazon Apps

                                    Rob Miracle asked me to post this.

                                    Our company has several successful apps. We have used the older Chartboost plugin (Swipeware) for years and Chartboost delivers consistently high eCPMs.
                                    Now that Chartboost has been incorporated into the Corona Ads framework, there is no present way to set up an Amazon App for advertising using Chartboost (which Chartboost has long supported). We derive 40% of our Chartboost revenues from our Amazon apps with eCPMs ranging from $7 to $12.
                                    Please add support for Amazon Apps in your new Chartboost/Corona setup. And for Corona Ad's long-term revenue prospects, why not set up…

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Enough to with ads

                                      Please focus more on features and plaforms instead just putting out ad plugins. Corona should just let ad providers publish there own plugins.

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                                        2 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        We are always working on things other than ads. This development cycle, must of our work is behind-the-scenes changes that will make future additions possible, but we now feel we offer sufficient monetization options for you and our focus will shift. A couple of recent examples is the new GPGS plugin and the Steamworks plugin. In addition to things mentioned in the comments. We also made it possible to use meshes with Spine recently as well.

                                      • Ability to detect when user signs out of Google Play Games plugin.

                                        using gameNetwork.show( "leaderboards" ), the user can navigate to settings > Sign Out. Since there is no callback listener on show("leaderboards"), we need a way to be notified if the user signed out.

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                                          completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • available disk space

                                          Currently, it is not possible to check the amount of disk space on a device to be able to proactively prompt an error message in case a user is trying to download content. For example, in a learning app, where a user can download training material for offline viewing, there is no way to detect available disk space. This will be true for game assets as well. Request you to add this feature. Thank you.

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