Corona SDK - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. 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.

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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

      4 votes
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      • 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

          4 votes
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          • 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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              • 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…

                8 votes
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                • Upgrade Facebook SDK to v3.22

                  Facebook recently updated their SDK to include for automatic tracking of inapp purchases.

                  This would be very handy to use, however, the Facebook plugin (even for enterprise) is only version 3.19 - so we cannot use this functionality. A quick update of the SDK would do the trick!

                  https://developers.facebook.com/docs/app-events/faq#auto_in_app_purchase

                  3 votes
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                  • Have a plugin for Social Share SDK

                    There is something called share SDK(http://sharesdk.mob.com/en) which can enable users to share to 40+ social networking sites.
                    Unity also has a plugin for this(http://goo.gl/dCfwnQ). Can we do something similar in Corona?

                    5 votes
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                    • Save display object images at any resolution

                      I have a photo editing app that I made with corona but Corona's ability to save images is pretty limited right now. display.save and display.snapshot produce unpredictable results and is limited by the frame buffer size of openGL which I hear is typically 2048x2048 (see http://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/50299-photo-editing-and-corona-how-can-i-crop-a-photo-at-full-resolution/)

                      I would like to have a feature from corona that will save any display object (or display group) out to disk at ANY resolution and that would work consistently across all device hardware resolutions.

                      Below is a link to a way that this could be done:
                      http://paulbourke.net/miscellaneous/windowdump/

                      Basically you load in sections of…

                      3 votes
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                      • Flick Detection

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

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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

                            12 votes
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                            • Facebook App building.

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

                              13 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.

                                9 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.

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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/

                                        7 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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