Corona SDK - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. 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

    3 votes
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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…

        14 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Jailbreak detection

          Give us a way to detect if the device is jailbroken.

          7 votes
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            1 comment  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow sprite path deformation, akin to rect or mesh

            This is related, BUT NOT EQUIVALENT, to this other request already marked completed:

            http://feedback.coronalabs.com/forums/188732-corona-sdk-feature-requests-feedback/suggestions/3720595-2-5d-sprite-control-quad-control-setting-corne

            Specifically, add path deformation to *SPRITES*, which the Graphics 2.0 engine does NOT currently support. (the other request asks for the same thing, but failed to obtain it, and marked as complete even though sprites do NOT support path deformation)

            The current Graphics 2.0 engine allows path deformation of quads (as created with display.newRect(), new Image(), display.newImageRect()) and recently meshes, but does not allow path deformation of sprites (as created with display.newSprite())

            Please expose either: properties (akin to x1/y1..x4/y4 as used by quads) or methods (akin…

            3 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Hi~ Add WIFI module ESP8266 control plugin APP Thanks~

              Hi~ Add WIFI module ESP8266 control plugin APP Thanks~

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                0 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Full Orientation Support for CoronaCards

                Add support to CoronaCards to change orientation in the same way as standard Corona apps do

                6 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Support logging in app purchases in Flurry

                  In order to get revenue data into Flurry, one needs to use the logPurchase() method instead of the logEvent() method. Currently Corona only supports the logEvent() method.
                  https://developer.yahoo.com/flurry/docs/analytics/lexicon/revenue/

                  5 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  3rd Party Services  ·  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.

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • enterFrame events fired on display objects

                      Right now it is only possible to listen to enterFrame events on the Runtime object. This makes it hard to propagate this event to all display objects needing to update their game logic on a per-frame basis.

                      Firstly, the enterFrame listeners need to be removed when the display objects "die", secondly, they also need to be removed/paused when a composer scene hides, and attached again when the scene shows.

                      It would be much better to have enterFrame events being dispatched to display objects, only when the scene they belong to is currently shown.

                      3 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Composer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Box2D: Add body and general functions

                        I've been following a box2d tutorial for buoyancy and it uses the body function "GetLinearVelocityFromWorldPoint". Could we get an equivalent to this or "GetLinearVelocityFromLocalPoint" function. I know they would be useful for other applications other than the buoyancy tutorial.

                        Also, there is a setter function for the simulation scale, but there is no getter. (physics.setScale, but no physics.getScale)

                        This is the link for the tutorial:
                        http://www.iforce2d.net/b2dtut/buoyancy

                        This is a link for a video on my progress on Corona:
                        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_1KvZUoBBo

                        3 votes
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                        • Ability to empty a GroupObject in a single method call.

                          In a tight loop, I've found that iterating a GroupObject and removing children can be quite expensive when there are a lot of child objects (think 500-1000), could we have a method like group:clear() or group:empty() to remove all of the elements quickly in the native side of things?

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                            0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • online image display without downloading

                            there is no way displaying image online without downloading
                            for this, should make a widget or display for online images

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                              0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • APNG Anim PNG

                              APNG will realy help us to do lighter apps.
                              It's a not very use but very powerfull. It's between PNG and GIF

                              7 votes
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                                under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  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

                                45 votes
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                                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Native Dialog (Select Dialog, Multi Select Dialog, Input Dialog)

                                  Please add, android ios more native dialog, now only using alert dialog but business app need, select dialog, multi select dialog or input dialog.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Give access to font metrics

                                    In iOS, uifont gives full font metrics. There's certainly an Android version of this function. Give us API access so we can get accurate font attributes for a given font at a given size!

                                    That's it! Just let us query a font and get the results!

                                    Any accurate font/text rendering requires knowing exactly the metrics of a font, but there is no way to do that. So, I currently make a table of font metrics, based on a 72pt "X". However, it's just not very accurate, and my HTML text rendering suffers.

                                    6 votes
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                                    • Add desktop base directories

                                      It would be really helpful if we had access to other directories for quick access to assets located outside our container on desktop apps.

                                      For example, i am developing an editor, in which users can choose their own images to texture their levels. However, currently there is no easy way to load any image into Corona outside of our project.

                                      The proposed solution:
                                      Add a system.RootDirectory or system.AbsoluteDirectory constant to be able to load images/assets from any place, using the absolute path.

                                      As an additional feature, folders like the user folder, global temporary folder and many others could be added…

                                      16 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Corona simulator Chromebook

                                        Education is a big market for engines like corona. Our school( and lots of other schools) is switching from windows to chrome os. It would great to be able to use Corona simulator in one form or another on chromebooks. Of course this would benefit non educational customers. To be clear this is not asking for html5 support or making chrome apps. It is being able to use Corona simulator on a web browser or chrome app(which are almost the same thing). Corona has some functioning HTML 5 support(which is in beta and on hold indefinitely) so corona already has…

                                        10 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • [PLUGIN] Chat Room / Group Chat / Forum / Messaging

                                          Perhaps someone could develop a plugin so that an existing chat SDK can be used in Corona.

                                          These SDKs already exist, the SDK does not need to be developed. Just the wrapper so that it can be used in Corona.

                                          Here is an example of a chat room SDK:

                                          http://quickblox.com/developers/IOS

                                          This particular one has a "drop in SDK" for both iOS and Android. The SDK chosen should support both platforms and allow messaging / chat across both platforms.

                                          I would have thought quite a few apps would benefit from chat, seeing as two+ player games are becoming more common.

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