Corona SDK - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. Access to Info.plist for iOS

    To allow access to information defined in the Info.plist file. This is useful in retrieving information such as the CFBundleShortVersionString which is the version number visible in iTunes/App Store.

    This is a pretty straightforward implementation using the infoDictionary found in the NSBundle.

    https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/Cocoa/Reference/Foundation/Classes/NSBundle_Class/#//apple_ref/occ/instp/NSBundle/infoDictionary

    3 votes
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      0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • coronaWindowMovesWhenKeyboardAppears TextBox

      At the moment, coronaWindowMovesWhenKeyboardAppears pans the screen upwards when the keyboard appears for a TextField, but it doesn't do this for TextBoxes. Can we get the same feature for the TextBox?

      5 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Widgets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • The ability to extract metadata (EXIF) from imported photos from the photo-album

        At the moment we can import photos from a device's photo album, but when the photo is imported it's very difficult to get the EXIF data. This is important for photo apps to get the image's GPS location, date-time(when the photo was taken), the photo's dimensions, orientation, resolution, device, etc.

        In the simulator I'm able to extract the EXIF data, but when importing the image on a device, Corona SDK seems to strip away the EXIF data.

        A simple way to get access to the EXIF data would be great.

        6 votes
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          0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Apptentive or any other in-app support API.

          Happy with the ad networks. So now we need to fill in the holes for services used by many good apps. For those that don't know Apptentive helps your users talk to you through the app. Surveys, support "e-mails", funnel unhappy customers away from the rating page.

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            0 comments  ·  3rd Party Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • IAP OSX

            In app purchases for OSX are a must!

            You cannot monetize OSX applications like mobile.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Google Analytics for tvOS

              Support for Google Analytics for Apple TV / tvOS

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                1 comment  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Variable scroll speed for the scrollView widget

                I'd like the scrolling to be fast or slow dependent on the "flick gesture speed. As it is now, the scroll speed is completely independent of the gesture speed, making the scrollView feeling very clumsy.

                4 votes
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                • Add inertia field to physics bodies

                  Box 2D has a getInertia field. It would be useful for moving rigid bodies if this was exposed for developers. Additional the getMassData function would also be useful

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                  • Telerik UI

                    I guess incorporating Telerik would need a lot of work to happen. But for most indie developers it is a dream to have a professional look UI such as the one Telerik provides for various platforms. Many thanks for your great work.

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Mixpanel Plugin

                      A plugin for Mixpanel.

                      6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Tab/Escape/Back button detection in Native TextField

                        It would be nice if we could detect the Escape/Tab/Back button in the Native TextField. This would allow me to let the user press escape or back on the input and automatically close the dialog window.

                        https://docs.coronalabs.com/api/library/native/newTextField.html

                        4 votes
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                        • Momentum "dpad" events when using the new Apple TV remote

                          I would love to use the option to handle "key" events instead of just the "axis" values on the apple remote. Not just regular key events when swiping, but possibly multiple key events per swipe.

                          I'm talking about the momentum scroll functionality that is available in most of the native menu's. I think this would improve all of our Apple TV games.

                          https://developer.apple.com/library/tvos/documentation/General/Conceptual/AppleTV_PG/WorkingwiththeAppleTVRemote.html

                          23 votes
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                          • Configure texture format

                            See: https://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/62280-changing-coronas-texture-format

                            It would be great if we could configure the texture format Corona uses internally. This would enable games which do not require true color graphics to effectively half their texture memory footprint when using RGBA4444 or RGB565 texture formats instead of RGBA8888 or RGB888.

                            Maybe it would be sufficient to add a trueColor flag to config.lua or a 16/32 bits toggle.

                            14 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Apple Pay source code

                              The apple payment's system in apps.

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                                0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Exclude lua files (e.g. unit tests) from build

                                See: https://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/62135-exclude-unit-test-files-from-build/

                                Currently, if a Corona project contains lua files that are not needed for the final build (e.g. unit test files) there is no way to exclude them. They are still being compiled to byte code and added to the final product. The exclude directive in build.settings is being ignored.

                                This leads to two problems:

                                1) Potential sensitive data in unit tests exposed
                                2) Unnecessary addition to the resulting file size of the build

                                Surprisingly the file size grows quite a lot with added lua files (see forum post).

                                7 votes
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                                • Bitmap manipulation - Set pixel color (e.g. for filling a portion of the image with color)

                                  I would like to arbitrarily fill an area of an image using a technique like flood fill. I need to be able to set the pixel color as well as get the pixel color to determine if I should change it.
                                  (for a coloring book app to be able to flood-fill).

                                  16 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • AdMob rewarded Videos and newest SDK

                                    Corona SDK support for AdMob rewarded Videos and newest SDK

                                    14 votes
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                                    • AdMob Plugin Update

                                      To use AdMob SDK-less mediation, we need AdMob SDK to be updated.

                                      26 votes
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                                      • Always on top for desktop OSX / Windows apps

                                        It would be great if there was an option to set a desktop (osx and windows) app to "Always on top". I imagine this will be good for desktop widgets.

                                        Thanks

                                        4 votes
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                                        • iOS Remote Support

                                          You can pair an iPhone or iPad with the Apple TV using the iOS Remote app (installed via the App Store) so that you can control the Apple TV with your iPhone or iPad. This allows iOS apps to use those paired devices as controllers. See https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201664 for more information.

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