Corona SDK - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. Google Cast API - Chromecast

    Google Cast API in Corona SDK, (in order to develop apps for the Chromecast).

    3 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Scroll stopped event for TableView widget

      Add a new event to the scroll listener when the tableView has stopped scrolling.

      This is necessary when lazy loading images in the tableView rows. Without lazy loading, scroll performance can become very choppy.

      With this new event it would be possible to call tableView:reloadData() when the tableView has stopped scrolling.

      11 votes
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        2 comments  ·  Widgets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Add gesture recognizers - pinching, panning, swiping, rotating, long press

        It would be great if Corona would provide APIs for common gestures:

        * Pinching in and out (for zooming a view)
        * Panning or dragging
        * Swiping (in any direction)
        * Rotating (fingers moving in opposite directions)
        * Long press (also known as “touch and hold”)
        * Tapping (any number of taps)

        This should be in the core of Corona SDK and is currently a painful ommision.

        11 votes
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        • Manipulate text size, style, font, and color like HTML

          Allow the embedding of html (or something similar/easier) to manipulate text including: size, style, font, and color.

          Specifically, color would be nice. Example:

          display.newText("You have chosen <font color=(1,0,0)>red</font>.")

          3 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • PART 1: Provide a plugin marketplace where devs could sell their own plugins. PART 2: Allow non-enterprise subscribers to develop plugins.

            PART 1: Provide a plugin marketplace where devs could sell their own plugins

            This seems like it would be a no-brainer for Corona Labs. Unity has a thriving plugin marketplace where you can get all kinds of awesome functionality that is provided by OTHERS. If Corona Labs provided us a marketplace, we would start seeing expanded functionality which would:
            1. Make Corona developers happy because they now have a wider range of functionality which they can do with Corona
            2. Make Corona plugin creators happy because they get to sell their plugins and make money.
            3. Make Corona Labs happy…

            4 votes
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              0 comments  ·  3rd Party Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Within webview please add the feature to remove the magnifying glass.

              I need the whole view for my web app showing within webView. The magnifying glass gets in the way of someone using functions within my my web app. Please add a feature to remove the magnifying glass. I have looked everywhere to be able to do this within corona sdk but have not found a solution.

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                0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Touch listener support for always providing an "ended" event for every "began"

                Ability to configure a touch listener to always return an "ended" event for each "began" event (i.e. robust events), including support whilst in multitouch mode. There should never be a case when any particular touch (including touches as part of a overall multitouch situation) can "drop" providing a "ended" event back. For example if a finger is swiped off the screen there would always be an "ended" event provided by Corona (so need to try to work around this by using setFocus etc, which has limitations as a work around).

                An example limitation is noted here (http://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/49421-setfocus-preventing-multi-touch-events-bug-sample-code-attached/). For…

                11 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Add Game Center support for showExistingMatches = false

                  Currently the showExistingMatches property is not changeable and the default is set to true.

                  Adding the ability to set showExistingMatches to false in the gameNetwork Library would allow in app New Multiplayer Game buttons to show the Game Center new game screen (Invite Friends, Auto-Match) directly even if there are existing Game Center matches.

                  4 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  iOS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Make time-based animations trivially easy to implement

                    Time based animation makes it so that your animations run at the same speed no matter what framerate you use. For this you have to calculate the difference in time between consecutive frames.

                    What we do now:

                    function enterFrame(event)
                    local deltaTime = event.time - previousTime
                    previousTime = event.time
                    print(deltaTime)
                    end

                    What I propose:
                    function enterFrame(event)
                    print(event.deltaTime)
                    end

                    I think this is such a common thing to do that Corona should have this functionality built in.

                    5 votes
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                    • Set as ringtone/wallpaper on Android

                      Native call to set items as ringtone (audio) or wallpaper (image) on Android.

                      6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Flurry Timed Events

                        There still does not appear to be support for flurry timed events, which should be trivial to add into corona's analytics.logEvent flow.

                        Surely it would be a matter of analytics.logTimedEvent( event, params, timed ) and the addition of an analytics.stopTimedEvent( event ).

                        4 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  3rd Party Services  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • transitions: a function to test whether a transition is acting on an object

                          I'd often like to be able to ask the transition library whether there's a transition acting on an object or not.

                          Lets say (to be cute) that the function is called 'ing'. A usecase might be in a touch listener:

                          function obj:touch(event)
                          if not transition.ing(self) then
                          ... handle touches
                          end
                          end

                          I think this would help to eliminate a host of minor bugs which can occur when a flag independent of the transition library is used to handle the above case.

                          3 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Missing composer scene transitions

                            There are some missing transition effects that have been bugging me for a long time.

                            What I want to do:
                            (a) Slide a new scene from the bottom over the current scene. I can do this with the "fromBottom" effect.
                            (b) Slide the new scene back down revealing the old scene behind it.

                            (b) isn't possible to do.

                            The transition effect "fromTop" will slide the "old" scene down from the top. "slideDown" will do the same and also push the other scene down.

                            Both of these effects are logically incorrect as the old scene is perceived as already being behind…

                            7 votes
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                              2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Cancel button on the SDK Build Dialog

                              Something that pisses me off, when I click build and then realize I have to change something... the only way to do it is force quit corona. It happens way too frequently, so y not just have a freaking cancel button??

                              11 votes
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                              • Local/Push Notifications vibration

                                Vibration as a fall back when the sound is disabled is not supported for notifications. I'd really love support for it.

                                Issue dicussed on the forum: http://forums.coronalabs.com/topic/36849-android-push-notification-vibration/

                                43 votes
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                                • Add support for "percentComplete" with achievements on Android

                                  The iOS gameNetwork plugin allows us to use "percentComplete" for unlockAchievement requests.
                                  Sadly this function is missing on Android and it would be great if this could be added to enable iOS and Android consistency.

                                  12 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Drawing Polygons Relative to the Origin

                                    Please make it possible to draw polygons that are based on simply the coordinates given, without recentering them about the center of the polygon.

                                    3 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • obj.isOnScreen

                                      An onscreen API (like in flash) which returns true if the object passed in the parameters is on the screen. Would save a lotta time!

                                      3 votes
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                                      • calendar for iOS/Android

                                        able to access, add event, delete, event anything that can manipulate the OS calendar

                                        17 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Widgets  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Extra Button to erase the project sandbox in one click in the simulator

                                          Would be faster than opening the project sandbox and erase it manually.

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