Corona - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. CloudKit Subscriptions

    CloudKit is a great resource, I am using it extensively in my game to sync between devices. However there is a major limitation in that Corona has no support for CloudKit Subscriptions. These are essential for notifying the app when something has changed. Instead right now I am having to constantly check for changes, which Apple advises against.

    1 vote
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      0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Persistent connection - network.download()

      Actually we need to establish a new connection (three way handshake etc.) for every image we need to download. This is a really bad behavior, create a lot of useless traffic and it's absolutely inefficient

      So what we need on Corona SDK it's the choice to allow multiple concurrent requests/responses to be multiplexed over a single connection

      2 votes
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      • 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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        • Tapdaq Ad Mediation

          Tapdaq helps app developers maximise their revenue with unbiased ad mediation, and retain their most valuable users through powerful cross promotion.

          Tapdaq mediates many of the world’s leading demand sources. It allows you to access the highest paying ad networks

          Visit "https://tapdaq.com" for more info.

          6 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • resume download of large files

            While downloading large files, if the connection is lost, the file will need to be downloaded again. The request is to have an extension to network.download() so that we could use something like a network.resume() or even better - something like network.monitorAndResume (will monitor internet connectivity and resume when lost connection is re-established), that would be ideal and extremely helpful.
            I have received suggestions of splitting files on server side and then combining them when all splits are downloaded etc., but that imho is not an elegant solution.

            2 votes
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            • Exo Player with DRM support

              Important functionality for video business apps.

              https://github.com/google/ExoPlayer

              This video player is required by many video content providers to be supported.

              Plugin would make it much easier to work with video playeback for DRM materials.

              It would require to support play, stop, pause, seek, progress bar with scroll, timeshift, header with title, DRM key and DRM server url.

              2 votes
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              • Add Google Play Auth to shared libraries

                I need google play services auth in shared libraries to avoid conflict with plugins.

                2 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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                    planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Android  ·  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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                      0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  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.

                      2 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Simulator  ·  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

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

                          Support for publishing on PS4 and PS Vita system

                          11 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  3rd Party Services  ·  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?

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Google Drive Support for Android (No WebView but native with new request from Google)

                              We need a way to backup data to Google Drive. There is a plugging but from Google recently update and avoid using Webview to authenticate from apps, it don't works anymore.

                              Need a simple solution to write read files to from Google Drive.

                              1 vote
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                              • 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.

                                4 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Graphics  ·  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.

                                  12 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  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

                                    6 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • better dynamic access to box2d fixtures (wrt multi-element bodies)

                                      in short: while i appreciate the existing multi-element support (such as it is) during the one-time process of creating a body, true per-fixture dynamic support in general is sadly lacking across the board - functionality supported by box2d, but lacking an equivalent in CSDK.

                                      longer:

                                      a number of properties are exposed at the body-level only, and would be far more useful if exposed at the fixture level where they belong.

                                      a simple example is .isSensor - box2d supports changing the sensor status of an individual fixture at runtime, while CSDK only allows that change to the entire body as a…

                                      3 votes
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                                      • 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

                                        12 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • javascript

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

                                          16 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Widgets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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