Corona SDK - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. Notification badges on Android

    When we send a user a notification it's essential to see the badge counter on the icon. I know not all launchers support badges but the good ones do!

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      0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Camera as display object (Android)

      Add the device's camera as a fill object on Android.

      6 votes
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      • Taptic Engine on iPhone

        A way to actually use the taptic engine and create vibrations on the users device. Right now we can detect the pressure, but can't trigger any kind of vibration for the user to "feel" their 3D touch.

        5 votes
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          2 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Leap Motion support

          Im interested by using the Leap Motion device.

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            0 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Integration of Facebook Analytics

            Facebook Analytics for Apps helps you better understand how people are using your iOS app, your Android app or your game on Facebook. Analytics for Apps shows you data, trends and charts and also comes with many built-in graphs for the actions that people take in your app, such as launching, viewing content, searching or purchasing.

            https://developers.facebook.com/docs/analytics/overview

            There is strong need of Facebook plugin /SDK for Corona to get all the Integration necessary for Facebook marketing

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              0 comments  ·  3rd Party Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • system.activate("MultiEvent")

              So, I have built a game in Corona where the user is required to drag their player (touch event) to dodge incoming attacks. In order to shoot and fight back the user must tap on the enemy(tap event). When doing user testing, I noticed the users wanted to be able to drag and dodge simultaneously. So i tried system.active("multitouch"). Unfortunately this did not fix my issue. It seems the "multitouch" capabilities of corona is limited to only events of the same type ("touch" or "tap").
              It would be awesome if there were more options to choose from than just "multitouch",…

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                0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • display.captureBounds, Ability to specify the destination bounds

                It would be nice if display.captureBounds() accepted a destination rectangle, so we could say capture a 400x400 area in the screen, but have the output DisplayObject was at say 100x100 or 50x50.

                While it is possible to downsize the rectangle manually, there are benefits to rendering to a downsized version besides reduced memory consumption and rendering overhead. Currently, blurring a portion of the screen requires capturing that area of the screen every frame and then applying a costly blur shader. It is cheaper (resource wise) to take a down-sized sample of the image and stretch it to fullsize to produce…

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                  0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Android builds: Ability to disable Multidex to reduce APK file size

                  Request: For those of us who don't use lots of plugins or methods, please provide a way to disable Multidex in the build settings or such.

                  Background: Multidex support was introduced in daily build 2016.2853.

                  The purpose of Multidex support is to allow people to use lots of plugins without running into errors (read the announcement here: https://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/62384-from-the-blog-announcing-multidex-support-for-android-builds-in-corona-sdk/)

                  Issue: Multidex increases the final build size by more than 3 MB. 3 MB may seem like a small amount, but I've worked hard to minimize my APK sizes in order to serve users in countries with slow / expensive data…

                  18 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • supersonic mediation

                    Add support for mediation in the Supersonic plugin.

                    Supersonic offers mediation for 13 different rewarded video ad networks, including Unity Ads, which are supposed to be a good quality provider.

                    7 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Ad Support OSX

                      Add support for OSX ads through either new Corona Ads or other advertising companies

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                        0 comments  ·  Plugins  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Support armv8 processors, such as found in new Android devices

                        Many newer android devices are running on armv8 (for example the Motorola Droid Turbo), Corona does not run on these devices. It would be great if we could get binaries to support these CPU architectures.

                        See this list here, search for "armv8" to see how many CPUs are produced under this architecture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Qualcomm_Snapdragon_devices#Snapdragon_S4

                        This means that a sizable portion of the android install base is inaccessible.

                        4 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Corona Ads (Chartboost) For Amazon Apps

                          Rob Miracle asked me to post this.

                          Our company has several successful apps. We have used the older Chartboost plugin (Swipeware) for years and Chartboost delivers consistently high eCPMs.
                          Now that Chartboost has been incorporated into the Corona Ads framework, there is no present way to set up an Amazon App for advertising using Chartboost (which Chartboost has long supported). We derive 40% of our Chartboost revenues from our Amazon apps with eCPMs ranging from $7 to $12.
                          Please add support for Amazon Apps in your new Chartboost/Corona setup. And for Corona Ad's long-term revenue prospects, why not set up…

                          4 votes
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                          • Activities popup

                            it will be great if the existing activities popup has the same functionalities of the iOS native one. Actually you can only share image, string and url, but on iOS the activity popup allows you to open every type of file.

                            For example .vcard files are not recognized while on iOS are directly opened in contact.
                            thank you

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                              0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Trimmed Images from tools like TexturePacker should be "untrimmed" when loaded in Corona

                              Currently, when you create a trimmed image sheet in TexturePacker, Corona takes the sourceWidth and height and positions the image within those dimensions.

                              Corona should also scale the trimmed image within those dimensions so that you can supply an arbitrary width and height to display.newImageRect() and get a proportional image.

                              You can dig into the SheetInfo table to get the frame's trimmed width and height, and scale that manually to create a proportional image relative to the new width and height that you want. But Corona should do this automatically behind the scenes if it detects that an image has…

                              8 votes
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                                planned  ·  0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • available disk space

                                Currently, it is not possible to check the amount of disk space on a device to be able to proactively prompt an error message in case a user is trying to download content. For example, in a learning app, where a user can download training material for offline viewing, there is no way to detect available disk space. This will be true for game assets as well. Request you to add this feature. Thank you.

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                                • Image sheet fills

                                  Currently, fills (regular and composite) require a filename and cannot be filled with an image sheet. This should be changed so that image sheets can be used for fills and both paint properties in composite fills.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • use of native library should be free

                                    enterprice version should be free

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                                    • Add system.ApplicationSupport base directory for downloadable content

                                      Both system.CachesDirectory and system.TemporaryDirectory are subject to unexpected deletion, as stated in the Apple File System Programming guide, and the system.DocumentsDirectory is exposed to the user via File Sharing. We need access to the "Library/Application Support" directory via a new baseDir constant, system.ApplicationSupport to store downloaded content, or as it says in the guide "A game might use this directory to store new levels purchased by the user and downloaded from a server."

                                      We are facing constant deletion of downloaded content on low storage devices, which leads to a lot of network usage and wasted time on loading screens. Adding…

                                      39 votes
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                                        under review  ·  0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add support to Amazon Game Circle for signing a user in and out

                                        The current API (https://docs.coronalabs.com/plugin/gamecircle/index.html) of the Amazon Game Circle does not support the API functions:
                                        -- showSignInPage()
                                        -- showGameCircle()

                                        These would be nice to have because once the user's "TOAST" popup disappears, it is impossible to let the player log out. Or, if log-in failed for some reason, you can give the player a chance to login manually.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Google Analytics "Demographics and Interest Reports" Problem

                                          In Google Analytics dashboard, there is a message about "Demographics and Interest Reports":

                                          "Your Demographics and Interest Reports have been enabled, but your Analytics tracking code does not include the necessary support to show them. Learn more about the simple, one-line, one-time change to your tracking code to add this support."

                                          The suggestion is to add some native coding.

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