Corona SDK - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. 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.

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

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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…

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            0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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              • Add an iOS API to determine display size in inches

                Add an iOS equivalent of androidDisplayWidthInInches. The current workaround is system.getInfo("architectureInfo") and a developer-defined table of model numbers. An equivalent table should be maintained by Corona under the covers to allow a simple call to an API, instead of all developers having to react to every new Apple announcement.

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                  0 comments  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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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                  • To run on osx yosemite

                    Osx yosemite for corona needs to happen

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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.

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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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                        • Handle location events when in suspended mode

                          If we want to use the full potential of a device's GPS receiver, Corona Labs should be able to handle location events when the devices is suspended (in the background). This way we can create fancy GPS trackers, a runner's assistent, or do some location-based local messaging.

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                          • Anchors support for masks.

                            Display objects have properties like .maskX, .maskY, .maskScaleX, .maskScaleY and .maskRotation.

                            And currently masks are center positioned. However sometimes we really need support for anchors as well: .maskAnchorX, .maskAnchorY.

                            Moreover it would be much more elegant if mask properties were a subtable of a display object.

                            image.mask.x = 0
                            image.mask.anchorX = 1
                            image.mask.scaleX or xScale = 2

                            See my pro tip on dynamic masks where it would be useful
                            http://spiralcodestudio.com/corona-sdk-pro-tip-of-the-day-35/

                            6 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • CoronaSDK with LuaJIT

                              CoronaSDK is running Lua 5.1, but this scripting language isn't as fast as C/C++ or even Java. I've done my own speed tests with Lua 5.1 on SciTE and I'm getting about 5GHz (i3-3240 CPU), however I'm getting 3GHz on CoronaSDK's debugger. When I tested the LuaJIT compiler separately, I achieved a speed of 20GHz (about 4x speed boost). You should consider replacing Lua 5.1 with LuaJIT core, they're nearly the same code with some enhancements, and in fact, if some programmers decide that your program isn't as slow as before, they'll switch to this and buy CoronaSDK instead of…

                              9 votes
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                              • iads interstitials for iPhones (not just ipad devices)

                                Hi, Please can you update the iads plugin to allow for interstitials on iphones as apple now provide these ads.

                                In the past apple only provided them for ipad devices.

                                more info in this thread:

                                http://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/50669-iad-now-supprot-interstitialpre-roll-videomrec-and-does-corona-now-supprot-interstitial-on-iphone/

                                41 votes
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                                • [android] allow native.showPopup("mail") to force chooser

                                  please see forum discussion here: http://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/51389-nativeshowpopupmail-way-to-force-equiv-of-showactivitywithchooser/#entry270369

                                  in summary: allow a way to force the display of the app-chooser. current functionality is equivalent to context.startActivity(intent), so allow for the equivalent of showActivityWithChooser(context,intent)

                                  primary intent is to allow override of a default email client (if previously set) to target OTHER email -capable targets, for example g+.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Choose base directory for texture images in particle systems

                                    When creating a newEmitter you cannot choose the base directory for the texture image. There's a workarround to choose the .json file location, but it doesn't work with the texture file:

                                    http://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/49780-are-subfolder-particle-systems-possible/#entry269799

                                    Sometimes user downloads the content of our apps and then the particle systems cannot work.

                                    11 votes
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                                    • Support for the system.getInfo()

                                      Currently it returns "Not yet Implemented" on some queried strings, for example "deviceID".

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                                      • Support for the native.newWebView

                                        Support for a the same interface already available for iOS and Android platforms

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                                        • Dedicated menu to select screen size and an option to always use borderless.

                                          After the "Window -> View As" menu has been updated, it became less comfortable to switch screen size. Now I have to navigate to "Borderless" or enter a resolution manually for some devices not on that list.

                                          I switch screens often to test the games under different resolutions.

                                          My suggestion is to have a dedicated menu "Screen" in the menu bar.
                                          It will include everything from the "View As" menu
                                          PLUS A checkbox to ALWAYS use borderless - it's needed.
                                          And a submenu item that shows the current chosen screen.

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