Corona SDK - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. record and save audio in compressed formats

    Would like to the ability to record and save audio in compressed formats within the directory folder.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 5 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make scene "fade" transition fade the scene as a single object

        When gotoScene is called with a "fade" effect, any objects in the scene fade individually from the background and other objects. This looks horrible since the scene should look like a single image to the user.

        This should be easily done by using an overlay:

        1) Fade in the black overlay
        2) Make scene transition
        3) Fade out the black overlay

        Please at least add the option of choosing between both fading effects.

        2 votes
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          1 comment  ·  Storyboard  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 3 votes
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          • Android System Bar aka "Softkey bar"

            As per my recent question/post on the forums (http://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/41721-immersive-mode-android/?p=240619) , I'd also like to write in this request for the engineering team.

            Can we consider having an API that would talk to Android's "setSystemUiVisibility" ?

            http://developer.android.com/reference/android/view/View.html#setSystemUiVisibility(int)

            This control allows developer to show/dim/hide the system softkeys and effectively adjust (or remove) the unnecessary UI clashing with the opened app.

            setSystemUiVisibility is only available with API level 11 (honeycomb) or later

            82 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • iOS Multipeer Connectivity framework support

              Provides the ability for devices to connect peer-to-peer.

              From Apple's dev docs:
              The Multipeer Connectivity framework provides support for discovering services provided by nearby iOS devices using infrastructure Wi-Fi networks, peer-to-peer Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth personal area networks and subsequently communicating with those services by sending message-based data, streaming data, and resources (such as files).

              https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/MultipeerConnectivity/Reference/MultipeerConnectivityFramework/Introduction/Introduction.html

              8 votes
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                0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • AdMob Conversion Tracking

                Tracking the results of your AdMob ad campaign is currently not possible with Corona. This makes game promotion with AdMob practically impossible. The implementation of this is a one-liner in xcode so it should be very easy to add this feature to a new daily build of Corona.

                Our iOS game promotion is currently pending this feature so please consider implementing it ASAP. For details, see e.g. https://developers.google.com/app-conversion-tracking/

                12 votes
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                • Turn-based Multiplayer and iOS support for Google Play Game Services

                  Adding Google Play Game Service's turn-based multiplayer features would be very nice so that we could mirror what we're doing with GameCenter. As of right now, we have to use turn-based on iOS and realtime on Android. Also, allowing GPGS to be used in iOS like the native SDK now does (for cross-platform play) would be excellent. Giving us access to most of the things the native SDK does is important!

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                    0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Physics World Step

                    We can simulate the exact trajectory of a bullet if we have access to the Box2D function 'world->Step(fixedTimeStep, velocityIterations, positionIterations)'. This will allow us to pass in imaginary time allowing us to see the whole physics simulation in one frame.

                    This is very important for me to finish my game and can open up a lot of cool options for physics based games.

                    17 votes
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                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • newPickerWheel support scaling

                      I have use 640x960 on games.

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                        0 comments  ·  Widgets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Transition Finish Feature

                        The transition API currently has '.cancel', ',resume', etc.

                        It would be great to have a feature where it will complete the transition when called (maybe something like transition.finish), so all the objects will straight-away go to the 'end transition state'.

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                          1 comment  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add support for Amazon Mobile Ads API

                          Amazon Mobile Ads looks like a good monetization option for free apps. Please ad a plugin for it so we can use it.

                          https://developer.amazon.com/appsandservices/apis/earn/mobile-ads

                          14 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  3rd Party Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Please update luasec to version 0.5

                            Corona SDK does not includes luasec 0.5 but an earlier version. If you look at the documentation from luasec 0.5 you see that brunoos added support for getting the certificate serial number and checksums (https://github.com/brunoos/luasec/wiki/LuaSec-0.5, cert:serial and cert:digest). This is very important for implementing security against man in the middle attacks.

                            See: http://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/44419-man-in-the-middle-attack-luasec-ssl-encryption-https/

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                            • font objects - query text width without creating display objects

                              When styling fonts sometimes its useful to be able to know the width of text for a given font and font size without having to create display objects. Ideally there would be at least two functions. One which deals with single lines of text, and the other which takes a width and height parameters and returns a list or iterator for each line.

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                                0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Create apps for Smart TVs with Corona SDK

                                Why not be able to create apps for Smart TVs (especially those by Samsung)?

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                                • Text 2 speech support

                                  Ios 7 has built in text to speech api AVSpeechSynthesizer can you add support to this API

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                                  • address book

                                    Also support address book for Android and also Windows Phone 8 when it is released.

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                                      1 comment  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Simulator options for display.capture() JPEG quality

                                      display.capture() is great for generating screenshots for app stores at just the right time, rather than relying on clumsy manual timing. However at the moment the image defaults to a JPEG and there's no way to control its quality. It would be even more useful if the simulator had a few options to control the quality and even the location the images are saved too.

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                                      • Box2D GetMass()

                                        The Box2D body function GetMass() should be available. ResetMassData() is available but appears to have no use, currently. GetMass() would avoid CoronaSDK developer-users needing to calculate this rather complex operation themselves.

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                                          1 comment  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • change the volume of iTunes.

                                          iTunes is nice plugin.
                                          I want to adjust the volume of iTunes music in my app.

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