Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst, June 24, 2012

Happy summer to everyone north of the equator! We have a handful of cool OS X controls this week, and some really awesome iOS controls for your perusal.

Now that our big codebase upgrade is out the door, I’ve been turning my attention to writing some tutorials and articles that I hope you’ll find scintillating. That said, I know we have some great writers in our audience, and I bet some of you have a burning desire to write a tutorial and get your name out there in front of thousands of Cocoa developers. We’d love to see original content on just about any topic that would be of interest to the Cocoa developer community. Please shoot us an email at [email protected] if you’d like to talk more about this.



iOS Filter Control

A UISegmentedControl-like filter control for iOS modeled after a National Geographic iPhone app. No graphics, and highly customizable. MIT licensed.

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A Finder-like color label control. include label control, label select field, label select menu item and label cell. New BSD licensed.

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DMTabBar is a simple segmented control/bar that mimics the Xcode 4 Inspector segmented control. MIT licensed.

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A good looking, animated share button. MIT licensed.

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A better-looking NSColorWell, with a simple popover color picker. MIT licensed.

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A custom UIViewController container that displays the content of child view controllers in a paged scrollview. There are two implementations: one that shows the child view controller’s title at the top, similarly to Google+’s stream view; and one that shows a UIPageControl at the bottom of the screen. Apache 2.0 licensed.

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EarthView, our control of the week, was written by Ross Anderson. It’s a 3D visualization of the Earth for iOS that uses map tiles for imagery and OpenGL ES and GLKit for rendering. BSD licensed.

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