Corona SDK - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. Choose base directory for texture images in particle systems

    When creating a newEmitter you cannot choose the base directory for the texture image. There's a workarround to choose the .json file location, but it doesn't work with the texture file:

    http://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/49780-are-subfolder-particle-systems-possible/#entry269799

    Sometimes user downloads the content of our apps and then the particle systems cannot work.

    6 votes
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    • Support for the system.getInfo()

      Currently it returns "Not yet Implemented" on some queried strings, for example "deviceID".

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      • Support for the native.newWebView

        Support for a the same interface already available for iOS and Android platforms

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        • Dedicated menu to select screen size and an option to always use borderless.

          After the "Window -> View As" menu has been updated, it became less comfortable to switch screen size. Now I have to navigate to "Borderless" or enter a resolution manually for some devices not on that list.

          I switch screens often to test the games under different resolutions.

          My suggestion is to have a dedicated menu "Screen" in the menu bar.
          It will include everything from the "View As" menu
          PLUS A checkbox to ALWAYS use borderless - it's needed.
          And a submenu item that shows the current chosen screen.

          16 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Android min sdk version

            It should be possible to set the Android min Sdk version required for the application to run. At least there should be some more options in the build dialog box. I would like to set it to 4.0.

            3 votes
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            • keyboard

              i can't handling native keyboard cancel event during native keyboard shown.

              i push the cancel button while typing the native keyboard, but i can't receive any events.

              wolud you support this feature ?

              function onKeyEvent( event )
              local keyname = event.keyName;
              print("keyname : "..keyname)
              if (event.phase == "up" and (event.keyName=="back" or event.keyName=="menu")) then
              if keyname == "menu" then
              --goToMenuScreen()
              elseif keyname == "back" then

              print('back button!!!') -- please show me the this message.
              elseif keyname == "search" then
              --performSearch();
              end
              return true
              end
              return false;
              end

              Runtime:addEventListener( "key", onKeyEvent )

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                0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Custom Screen Size emulation for Android UI Resize Orientation support (e.g. Nexus 7).

                When trying to implement orientation flipping support it was incredibly time consuming to test code for the Nexus 7 and other android tablets. Essentially the device screen size is 1280 x 800 but in reality when testing the screen size in landscape is actually 1280 x 736 and when flipping to portrait it changes to 1205 x 800. Can you please see if this is possible to implement into the sim either as a custom setting or maybe device (Nexus 7), it was incredibly slow & painful to test.

                12 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Corona SDK needs to add an API for app interactions

                  On iOS and Android, apps can interact with each other via the Document Interaction API (Apple) and Intents (Android). This allows apps to send data to each other.

                  For example, you could use this functionality to send a photo you saved to the Instagram app for sharing.

                  Please please Corona, add this API!

                  9 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Use Xcode’s Storyboard to design UI

                    Designing applications is super fast in Xcode’s Storyboard Interface Builder. A Storyboard file is xml and could easily be parsed for object type, x and y location, width and height, and anything else needed. Then a UI Lua file would be created and one could require the UI file and interact with the buttons and views/groups as needed.

                    3 votes
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                    • Check if sms was actually sent

                      It would be great if we can actually check if sms was sent. Maybe some callback for sending sms?

                      4 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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…

                        26 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Widgets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support for Facebook's new Audience Network API

                          Audience Network allows ads created on Facebook to be displayed in apps.

                          With ad spend on Facebook increasing all the time it could be a great way to help monetise.

                          Read more here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/audience-network/getting-started#ads_sdk

                          Thanks!

                          22 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  3rd Party Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Google Cast API - Chromecast

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

                            9 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Scroll stopped event for TableView widget

                              Add a new event to the scroll listener when the tableView has stopped scrolling.

                              This is necessary when lazy loading images in the tableView rows. Without lazy loading, scroll performance can become very choppy.

                              With this new event it would be possible to call tableView:reloadData() when the tableView has stopped scrolling.

                              11 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Widgets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add gesture recognizers - pinching, panning, swiping, rotating, long press

                                It would be great if Corona would provide APIs for common gestures:

                                * Pinching in and out (for zooming a view)
                                * Panning or dragging
                                * Swiping (in any direction)
                                * Rotating (fingers moving in opposite directions)
                                * Long press (also known as “touch and hold”)
                                * Tapping (any number of taps)

                                This should be in the core of Corona SDK and is currently a painful ommision.

                                28 votes
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                                • 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>.")

                                  6 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • PART 1: Provide a plugin marketplace where devs could sell their own plugins. PART 2: Allow non-enterprise subscribers to develop plugins.

                                    PART 1: Provide a plugin marketplace where devs could sell their own plugins

                                    This seems like it would be a no-brainer for Corona Labs. Unity has a thriving plugin marketplace where you can get all kinds of awesome functionality that is provided by OTHERS. If Corona Labs provided us a marketplace, we would start seeing expanded functionality which would:
                                    1. Make Corona developers happy because they now have a wider range of functionality which they can do with Corona
                                    2. Make Corona plugin creators happy because they get to sell their plugins and make money.
                                    3. Make Corona Labs happy…

                                    2 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  3rd Party Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Within webview please add the feature to remove the magnifying glass.

                                      I need the whole view for my web app showing within webView. The magnifying glass gets in the way of someone using functions within my my web app. Please add a feature to remove the magnifying glass. I have looked everywhere to be able to do this within corona sdk but have not found a solution.

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                                      • Touch listener support for always providing an "ended" event for every "began"

                                        Ability to configure a touch listener to always return an "ended" event for each "began" event (i.e. robust events), including support whilst in multitouch mode. There should never be a case when any particular touch (including touches as part of a overall multitouch situation) can "drop" providing a "ended" event back. For example if a finger is swiped off the screen there would always be an "ended" event provided by Corona (so need to try to work around this by using setFocus etc, which has limitations as a work around).

                                        An example limitation is noted here (http://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/49421-setfocus-preventing-multi-touch-events-bug-sample-code-attached/). For…

                                        11 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.

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