Corona SDK - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. Support for Touch ID API

    Apple has a Touch ID API for authenticating users biometrically. I would love for Corona to support this API natively.

    Many thanks!

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      0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • WIFI P2P

      CAPABLITY OF CONNECTING TWO OR MORE PHONES WITHOUT NEED FOR SERVER OR ACCESS POINT VIA "WIFI DIRECT" TO MULTILPLAYER GAMES(WIFI P2P)

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      • Fix "elseif" bug indentation issue in CoronaEditor when using "Edit->Line->Reindent" to reformat existing code.

        Fix "elseif" bug indentation issue in CoronaEditor when using "Edit->Line->Reindent" to reformat existing code. Some code doesn't indent to the proper spacing when it comes across an "elseif" statement and causes all code to continue to indent out ad-infinitum.

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        • StartApp Ads

          Corona SDK should support startapp ads.

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          • I need Corona SDK for debian !! Help me please!!

            I need Corona SDK for debian !! Help me please!!

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            • Having a possibility to define distortion points in the precpective feature

              With that option we could make a richer and closer to real 3D effects.

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              • Abillity to have a delay after the transition.

                It will have at list two ways it would help:
                1. The onComplete could be delayed.
                2. We will be able to put two tranitions on the same body which will iterate istead of making a whole function.

                Example of an implemention:

                transition.to ( Ball, {delay=1000, time = 1000, delta = true, x = 100, iterations = 0)
                transition.to ( Ball, {time = 1000, afterdelay=1000, delta = true, x = -100, iterations = 0)

                12 votes
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                • Display object instancing, part 2: adding data

                  The following extends, and assumes familiarity with, the "Display Object Instancing" proposal.

                  I've used something similar in the past, with another engine, and found it to complement instancing quite well.

                  SHARED DATA

                  OpenGLES promises at least 128 vertex uniform vectors. Corona snags a few of those, and your own vertex shader might grab some more, but there will probably be many remaining. Since we have an index handy, and we know we'll be sticking with the same shader for a while, it's a shame to let them all just sit there! :)

                  In the kernel, we could write

                  kernel.sharedVertexFormat =…

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                  • Display object instancing

                    This feature request is a simpler and more powerful successor to my earlier "copycat object" proposal. Custom shaders and snapshots have become available since then; in some ways, the previous idea was trying to dance around their absence.

                    BASIC IDEA

                    When defining a shader effect, one could add the line

                    kernel.isInstanced = true

                    and then, on the Lua side, write

                    -- object gets drawn with the effect, 20 times; default is 1
                    object.fill.effect.instances = 20

                    On its own, this doesn't give us much. With normal blending and alphas, we would never even see 19 of the 20 instances, which all…

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                    • localization for push notification in Android

                      iOS can do the localization for push notification by placing .lproj folder in root and "Localizable.strings" in that folder. However, Android cannot do this trick. It will be good if Android can get the localized push notification like the way iOS do

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                      • Drag & Drop feature rather than manual code for GUI

                        Drag & Drop feature rather than manual code for GUI

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                        • [PLUGIN] Image file (jpg/png) resizer with changing of image quality support

                          It would be great to have something that could take an image file and resize (maybe crop it too) and change its compression level.

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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.

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                            • There should be the touch event that triggered before passing the touch to display object

                              It is better if there is a touch event can be the first touch event since it can act as a touch mask.

                              4 votes
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                              • Tap response on status bar

                                There should be a touch listener on status bar to let the program to perform some action such as scroll to top on scroll view.
                                Now the status bar touch is blocked natively so the program cannot get touch information of status bar

                                6 votes
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                                • [PLUGIN] Add "Low Battery" notification system event

                                  Add system event on "low battery" so that it can be used in games / applications. For example to trigger "pause game"

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                                  • show specific leaderboard on Android device

                                    Could it be possible to have the Google Play Center plugin to be able to open a specific leaderboard the same way the Apple Game center plugin supports it, using the parameters:

                                    category = "Cy_SLDWING4334h",
                                    playerScope = "Global", -- Global, FriendsOnly
                                    timeScope = "AllTime", -- AllTime, Week, Today

                                    18 votes
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                                    • [PLUGIN] nosql (Couchbase CouchDB)

                                      To have a NoSQL database on mobile, something like: http://developer.couchbase.com/mobile/

                                      They already offer PhoneGap support.

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                                      • Call back the store.restore() callback even if there are no purchases to restore

                                        Currently when calling store.restore() absolutely nothing will happen if the user hasn't made any purchases yet. In this case it would much more useful if the callback got some kind of response back, like an empty table, an error message, anything.

                                        The current way to handle this is to implement a timeout that gives up trying to restore anything after a certain amount of time. Obviously this is a kludge, since there could be a multitude of reasons for something taking a long time to call back when it comes to network requests.

                                        Previously, it was said that it wasn't…

                                        9 votes
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                                        • [PLUGIN] Fingerprint Sensor

                                          The Fingerprint Sensor is now available on more and more devices, like iPhone & Samsung. Especially the most successful devices have it now standart. Lots of other Brands seem to follow up.

                                          As we can adress GPS, Accelerometer etc, it would be great also to have access to Fingerprint Sensor. For BusinessApps to set Passwords.
                                          Game Devs may say, why? But I say, just one Feature like that give more Opportunities than 10 new 2D Features etc, that could be done by some creativity and algorithm. Anyhow without Corona implementing we cant implement the Fingerprint Sensor and will miss all…

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