Corona SDK - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. Flick Detection

    A way for corona to automatically detect physics objects being flicked and add applyForce depending on the flick

    3 votes
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    • Composer GUI for ANDROID I don't own a MAC

      Composer GUI for ANDROID I don't own a MAC

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      • Upgrade Facebook SDK

        Facebook recently added Facebook Like Button functionality (for Android in their SDK v3.19).

        I would like to use this functionality in my games written in Corona Enterprise, but I can't because corona SDK for Android integrates Facebook SDK v3.18.

        I ask one of the two following:
        1) implement Facebook Like Button functionality in Corona SDK that wraps around Facebook native implementation (so it will work the same in iOS and Android)
        2) just upgrade the Facebook SDK to the latest version so I can use it in my native code to implement the Facebook Like myself.

        Thank you

        3 votes
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        • Facebook App building.

          Being able to Build our apps for Facebook Apps / Games!

          4 votes
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          • backgrounding music

            Request for continuing play music outside of the app.
            (ex: suspended, locked, navigate to other apps.)

            This should work on both Android and iOS and compatible to their music widgets.

            6 votes
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            • [Plugin] add PowerManager class

              As you know, PowerManager class is operating system class that gives you control of the power state of the device. It Added to android api in API level 1. Since the beginning of the android!!

              http://developer.android.com/reference/android/os/PowerManager.html

              Unfortunately, corona sdk does not support it. It allows developer to control cpu running on sleep, dim screen and more. It is necessary in app like GPS mapping that track people when device is sleep or on health programs that track heart rate or in puzzle games to prevent game go to sleep or screen dim.

              87 votes
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              • Amazon Cognito support

                http://aws.amazon.com/cognito

                Amazon Cognito is a service that makes it easy to save user data, such as app preferences or game state, in the AWS Cloud without writing any backend code or managing any infrastructure. You can save data locally on users’ devices allowing your applications to work even when the devices are offline. You can also synchronize data across a user’s devices so that their app experience will be consistent regardless of the device they use. With Amazon Cognito, you can focus on creating great app experiences instead of having to worry about building and managing a backend solution to…

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                • Macbook Retina Support

                  Currently there is no way to use the corona simulator in native retina resolution. Please add Macbook Retina support for the simulator.

                  31 votes
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                  • Expose pitch/roll/yaw info

                    There a bunch of threads on this topic, but we can't get pitch/yaw/roll info from the gyroscope through Corona. The below forum post talks about which native iOS APIs handle these calculations, but they aren't currently exposed through Corona. Could we get these made available through Corona somehow?

                    APIs in question:
                    CMMotionManager.deviceMotion.attitude.yaw
                    CMMotionManager.deviceMotion.attitude.pitch
                    CMMotionManager.deviceMotion.attitude.roll

                    http://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/49926-getting-yaw-pitch-roll-data-from-the-hardware/

                    5 votes
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                    • Creating Masks from Image Sheets

                      It would be a life saver to be able to create masks from an ImageSheet. Like as:

                      display.newMask(myImageSheet,2)

                      Would be a blast for apps that realy mainly on ImageSheet!

                      10 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow CompositePaint to be used with animated sprites

                        Add the functionaity to Graphics 2.0 to allow CompositePaint multitexturing to work with animated sprites created with display.newSprite. Right now you can only multitexture two images together, which for most games limits what can truly be done with multitexturing. Large percentage of games will use sprites and are limited to filters only.

                        6 votes
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                        • Access phone functions through app without it been shut off.

                          Sometimes, especially in business apps, making a phone call or sending an e-mail or a message, through the app is very necessary and such an option should be available to developers to make use of, and not through the 'system.openURL()' API which throw your app to the background or shut it down and use the phone own app.
                          Such an option is very powerful and opens many windows for us. (on both android and iPhone)
                          Thanks ahead

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                          • Add plugin for appsflyer: need to know where the installs comes when do the paid campaign with kinds of ads platform.

                            flurry and Facebook could only trace the install when buy ads on their platform. But in lots of cases we would buy kinds of ads from different ads platform. And we need to trace all of their sources to know whose ROI is the best.

                            appsflyer would be a good choice for one SDK solution.

                            7 votes
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                            • iOS 8 keyboard, handler that detect the (de)activation of autocorrect

                              With the new OS, apple let users choose if need autocorrector or not. In some types of apps we need to know exactly if is active or not. Let have an handler to detect that choice.

                              6 votes
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                              • Modify texture coordinates for each texture state in a composite fill

                                Example usage: A repeating grass tile pattern with a non-repeating shadow map over the top, or a large image of your world map, with a finer repeating tiled detail map.

                                At the moment all images in a composite fill have to use the same UV coordinates. By allowing us to set UV coordinates on each vertex in the display object we open up all sorts of interesting effects - water, lava, shadows, detail maps, finer detailed bump mapping, etc.

                                I know sometimes these effects can be done in multiple passes, but that's really painful for full screen mobile games.

                                Kind…

                                3 votes
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                                • width and height fields for mask objects

                                  At the moment there does not seem to be a way of getting at a mask's width or height programmatically - and occasionally it would be useful for scaling or other manipulation

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                                  • Allow access to __pairs and __ipairs meta events

                                    Please update Lua to 5.2 or apply the patch to allow us to override __pairs and __ipairs meta events for tables.
                                    This is very useful if you want to have a persistance for your tables.

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                                    • Close the device camera

                                      You can open the platform-specific interface to the device's camera.

                                      But if you need to cancel that, you can't, and must wait for the user to take a photo (and ignore it).

                                      I have a use case where I need to interrupt any photo being taken and go back to the app to show something more important.

                                      I wonder if it would comply with the mobile OS programming guidelines to enable this. Not sure to be honest...

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                                      • Markdown Forum Editor

                                        Corona's forum WYSIWYG editor is not so good (to say the least). Corona should embed a plain ol' Markdown editor instead, like GitHub and StackOverflow use. This would make it WAY better.

                                        31 votes
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                                        • Select multiple images in gallery (photo library)

                                          Right now it is not possible to select more than one photo when a gallery is shown by using media.selectPhoto(). I would like to be able to allow the user to select multiple pictures from the photo library. Right now, if the user needs 10 photo's, he has to open the gallery 10 times. This makes the app a bit impopular.

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