Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst, August 06, 2012

Welcome to our weekly roundup! Although we don’t have any big announcements for this week, we have a bunch of stuff cooking up behind the scenes, so stay tuned for some long-awaited improvements in the coming days and weeks!


Avatar Picker Plus

Avatar Picker Plus enables your application to add custom user avatars with ease.

With this custom control, you will be able to access avatars from: direct upload from your users, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Gravatar. MIT licensed, requires account for use.

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GrabKit is an iOS Objective-C library offering simple and unified methods to retrieve photo albums on Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, iPhone/iPad, and Instagram. MIT licensed.

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REMarkerClusterer creates and manages per-zoom-level clusters for large amounts of markers.

As seen in the Pinsnap iPhone app, REMarkerClusterer was inspired by the Apple Photos app on the iPhone, REMarkerClusterer mimics it’s behaviour providing animations for grouping and ungrouping clusters. MIT licensed.

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Essential Imager

Painless image picker with orientation, resizing, clipping, masking and caching of images. MIT licensed.

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A custom progress bar for iOS 5.0 and higher. BSD licensed.

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MGDrawingSlate is a simple, customizable, and easy-to-use UIView subclass that allows developers to easily embed a drawing view within their app. It utilizes a UIBezierPath to create a smooth path that follows the user’s finger movements on the drawing slate. MIT licensed.

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Our control of the week is BDDynamicGridViewController, from Norsez Orankijanan. Norsez is a mobile developer with Bit Constructor, a consulting firm in Thailand. BDDynamicGridViewController is a data-aware view controller that displays a UIView list (typically, UIImageView list) in a row-dominated grid layout. This class automatically lay out the UIViews with help from a delegate class (which is supplied by you). BSD licensed.

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