Corona SDK - Feature Requests/Feedback

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  1. enterFrame events fired on display objects

    Right now it is only possible to listen to enterFrame events on the Runtime object. This makes it hard to propagate this event to all display objects needing to update their game logic on a per-frame basis.

    Firstly, the enterFrame listeners need to be removed when the display objects "die", secondly, they also need to be removed/paused when a composer scene hides, and attached again when the scene shows.

    It would be much better to have enterFrame events being dispatched to display objects, only when the scene they belong to is currently shown.

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      0 comments  ·  Composer  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Box2D: Add body and general functions

      I've been following a box2d tutorial for buoyancy and it uses the body function "GetLinearVelocityFromWorldPoint". Could we get an equivalent to this or "GetLinearVelocityFromLocalPoint" function. I know they would be useful for other applications other than the buoyancy tutorial.

      Also, there is a setter function for the simulation scale, but there is no getter. (physics.setScale, but no physics.getScale)

      This is the link for the tutorial:
      http://www.iforce2d.net/b2dtut/buoyancy

      This is a link for a video on my progress on Corona:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_1KvZUoBBo

      3 votes
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      • Ability to empty a GroupObject in a single method call.

        In a tight loop, I've found that iterating a GroupObject and removing children can be quite expensive when there are a lot of child objects (think 500-1000), could we have a method like group:clear() or group:empty() to remove all of the elements quickly in the native side of things?

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          0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • online image display without downloading

          there is no way displaying image online without downloading
          for this, should make a widget or display for online images

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            0 comments  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • APNG Anim PNG

            APNG will realy help us to do lighter apps.
            It's a not very use but very powerfull. It's between PNG and GIF

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              under review  ·  0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • add String.xml to build.settings

              Allow user to enter a field in build.settings

              example:
              strings = {["google_app_id"] = "app id"}

              This is need for any firebase stuff.
              I keep getting this error:

              GoogleService failed to initialize, status: 10, Missing google app id value from from string resources with name google_app_id.

              This would allow be great for storing secure strings (like rest key) in string.xml

              30 votes
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                under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Android  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Native Dialog (Select Dialog, Multi Select Dialog, Input Dialog)

                Please add, android ios more native dialog, now only using alert dialog but business app need, select dialog, multi select dialog or input dialog.

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                • Give access to font metrics

                  In iOS, uifont gives full font metrics. There's certainly an Android version of this function. Give us API access so we can get accurate font attributes for a given font at a given size!

                  That's it! Just let us query a font and get the results!

                  Any accurate font/text rendering requires knowing exactly the metrics of a font, but there is no way to do that. So, I currently make a table of font metrics, based on a 72pt "X". However, it's just not very accurate, and my HTML text rendering suffers.

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                  • Add desktop base directories

                    It would be really helpful if we had access to other directories for quick access to assets located outside our container on desktop apps.

                    For example, i am developing an editor, in which users can choose their own images to texture their levels. However, currently there is no easy way to load any image into Corona outside of our project.

                    The proposed solution:
                    Add a system.RootDirectory or system.AbsoluteDirectory constant to be able to load images/assets from any place, using the absolute path.

                    As an additional feature, folders like the user folder, global temporary folder and many others could be added…

                    16 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Corona simulator Chromebook

                      Education is a big market for engines like corona. Our school( and lots of other schools) is switching from windows to chrome os. It would great to be able to use Corona simulator in one form or another on chromebooks. Of course this would benefit non educational customers. To be clear this is not asking for html5 support or making chrome apps. It is being able to use Corona simulator on a web browser or chrome app(which are almost the same thing). Corona has some functioning HTML 5 support(which is in beta and on hold indefinitely) so corona already has…

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                        0 comments  ·  Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • [PLUGIN] Chat Room / Group Chat / Forum / Messaging

                        Perhaps someone could develop a plugin so that an existing chat SDK can be used in Corona.

                        These SDKs already exist, the SDK does not need to be developed. Just the wrapper so that it can be used in Corona.

                        Here is an example of a chat room SDK:

                        http://quickblox.com/developers/IOS

                        This particular one has a "drop in SDK" for both iOS and Android. The SDK chosen should support both platforms and allow messaging / chat across both platforms.

                        I would have thought quite a few apps would benefit from chat, seeing as two+ player games are becoming more common.

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                        • 4 votes
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                            2 comments  ·  Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Max memory texture

                            It would be great to know the max memory texture available on the mobile. With this information we can know if we have to free some imageSheet or something like that.

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                              0 comments  ·  Graphics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • tappx

                              Add tappx advertising please

                              go to tappx web site to find out more

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                              • simulator plug-ins

                                Especially on Windows the simulator is not always supporting all the stuff that a device (or Mac simulator) does. It would be handy if we could add plug-ins or other kinds of extensions to the simulator. Extensions that improve simulations of device's hardware or allow for simulated behavior of e.g. GPS data, accellerometer etc.

                                This way I could simulate "moving" GPS data, or perhaps even add webview support to the Windows simulator.

                                6 votes
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                                • Keychain / Keystore access for storing user passwords

                                  There is currently no way to safely store a user's sensitive information between sessions. Users must manually enter their credentials on every sign in. What's worse, developers may be tempted to turn to unsafe methods to store passwords etc. Access to the iOS keychain and Android keystone would solve this issue.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • 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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                                    • Camera as display object (Android)

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

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                                      • Leap Motion support

                                        Im interested by using the Leap Motion device.

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                                        • 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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