Hello, and welcome to our slightly (diagonally) longer, faster, shinier new reality! Have you ordered an iPhone 5? Are you holding out until the reviews come in? Are you going to skip it altogether and hold out until next year when Apple introduces NFC/more RAM/a free pony with every order? ;-) Sound off with us, we’d love to know! I had been intending to switch from AT&T to Verizon, but that didn’t quite work out. Still, I’m very excited about receiving my black 32GB AT&T iPhone 5 this coming Friday.
On a related note, I wrote a blog post last Thursday night entitled Punctuated Gradualism and iPhone 5 that looked at some of the arguments around Apple’s steady ‘evolutionary’ progress with their iPhones. What do you think? Let us know.
On another note, you’ll notice that there are now “Add to Favorites” buttons next to each control in the roundup. If you’re logged in, you can now automatically add a control to your favorites in a jiffy. I think it’s a great way to easily track controls you want to review later on, and I’d love some feedback on what you think.
Until next time,
A customizable, simple controller for picking multiple contacts. MIT licensed.
A simple web browser with a few customization options. There’s no documentation at this point, but the gist is pretty simple. There’s plenty that could be done to make it better, but it’s functional. Requires ARC. Apache 2.0 licensed.
Every now and then, you run into one of those components that, despite (or perhaps because of) its incredible simplicity, manages to define for you how a certain interaction should work.
I think that Sebastiao Gazolla has done exactly this for the humble color picker with his control, ColorPopover. ColorPopover is a very simple component for iPhone/iPad that provides a “Popover” color picker. MIT licensed.
A sidebar controller with a folding effect. Unspecified license.
A custom iOS control that is inspired by the floating header control used in Facebook’s iOS app. You can find a tutorial of DYFloatingHeaderView on the author’s blog. BSD licensed.
DSFavIconManager is a complete solution for displaying favicons.
- Download a favicon from the URL. Fast and concurrent.
- Cache icons in memory and in disk. It doesn’t uses a full blown HTML parser.
- Optional fall-back to apple touch icons for retina displays.
A notifier view for iOS that resides in the status bar. MIT licensed.
Pull-To-Refresh for all four directions. MIT licensed.
The BrowserTabView is a browser-style tabview controller looks like the Dolphin Browser,you can add or remove tab dynamically,and it also support panning and dragging ,you can exchange tab positions.It gives you a overlapping-look tabview and displays the tabs by rendering images, so if you want to do some custom, simply replace these images. MIT licensed.
DEFacebookComposeViewController is an iOS 4 compatible compose view controller for posting picture and message on user wall. Looks like the Facebook Sheet in iOS 6. BSD licensed.