Corona SDK - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. Display object instancing, part 2: adding data

    The following extends, and assumes familiarity with, the "Display Object Instancing" proposal.

    I've used something similar in the past, with another engine, and found it to complement instancing quite well.

    SHARED DATA

    OpenGLES promises at least 128 vertex uniform vectors. Corona snags a few of those, and your own vertex shader might grab some more, but there will probably be many remaining. Since we have an index handy, and we know we'll be sticking with the same shader for a while, it's a shame to let them all just sit there! :)

    In the kernel, we could write

    kernel.sharedVertexFormat =…

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    • Display object instancing

      This feature request is a simpler and more powerful successor to my earlier "copycat object" proposal. Custom shaders and snapshots have become available since then; in some ways, the previous idea was trying to dance around their absence.

      BASIC IDEA

      When defining a shader effect, one could add the line

      kernel.isInstanced = true

      and then, on the Lua side, write

      -- object gets drawn with the effect, 20 times; default is 1
      object.fill.effect.instances = 20

      On its own, this doesn't give us much. With normal blending and alphas, we would never even see 19 of the 20 instances, which all…

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      • localization for push notification in Android

        iOS can do the localization for push notification by placing .lproj folder in root and "Localizable.strings" in that folder. However, Android cannot do this trick. It will be good if Android can get the localized push notification like the way iOS do

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        • Drag & Drop feature rather than manual code for GUI

          Drag & Drop feature rather than manual code for GUI

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          • [PLUGIN] Image file (jpg/png) resizer with changing of image quality support

            It would be great to have something that could take an image file and resize (maybe crop it too) and change its compression level.

            3 votes
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            • native.video fullscreen

              Ability to view videos in fullscreen mode and add controls on video not below video or smth like that.

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              • 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.

                4 votes
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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

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                  • [PLUGIN] 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

                      12 votes
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                      • [PLUGIN] 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…

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                          • [PLUGIN] 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…

                            9 votes
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                            • [PLUGIN] 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

                              6 votes
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                              • [PLUGIN] 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?

                                8 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…

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                                  • [PLUGIN] 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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                                      • [PLUGIN] 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

                                        15 votes
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                                        • Facebook App building.

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

                                          13 votes
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