Weekly Roundup

by Aaron Brethorst | October 08, 2012

Hi Folks – This past week, I was lucky enough to get to attend the Business of Software conference, where I got to see fifteen fantastic speakers (including Joel Spolsky, Kathy Sierra, and Jason Cohen, to name but a few), catch up and plan out some exciting stuff with my fantastic U.K. Cocoa Controls counterpart, Marine, and, perhaps most excitingly (really), meet up with a couple of you!

No really, I think that meeting up with a few of you folks was one of the best things I did all week…And it also got me thinking that we should do a lot more of these things. To that end, I’m interested to see if there are any folks here in the Seattle area who would be interested in an irregularly scheduled Cocoa Controls meetup. I think it would be a lot of fun to get a group of likeminded folks together to talk about what they’re doing in the iOS space, how the site can serve them better, and show off the cool stuff they’re working on.

Drop us a line at [email protected] if you’d be so inclined. We’d love to hear from you!

Also, for the 6.99 billion of you who do not live in the Seattle area, we’re also looking at figuring out how to do something more virtual with Google Hangout. Let us know if you’d be interested in this, and also let us know if you’d be interested in showing off either a cool new control you’ve built (or just love), or if you have a new app that’s been polished up from components on the site.

All the best, and thanks again to Jonathan and Joe!
Aaron


TVPickerView

TVPickerView with increment decrement operators.

This View is a picker view which allows user to pick a value from values provided by a datasource. Navigation among values is done via increment and decrement buttons on the side.

A picker object requires the delegate for showing value of an element and a data source for providing the numbers of elements.

MIT licensed.

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UIMonthYearPicker

UIMonthYearPicker is a UIPickerView subclass that allows you select date from month and year only, no days.

MIT licensed.

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MSCurrencyFormatter

This will format a text field similar to how an ATM works. This allows easy entry of dollar amounts. If on an iPhone it can even add a positive/negative toggle button to the keypad. If on an ipad it will only allow numbers to be entered and if a user taps the minus symbol it will act as the toggle. Also it includes a helper class method to return a NSDecimalNumber of what is in the textField. Enjoy!

License unspecified.

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JCAutocompletingSearch

Search controller table view widget for querying asynchronous backends allowing user selection from results.

MIT licensed.

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TKAssignToContact

This controller lets you change pictures of people in your contacts.

BSD licensed.

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DBTileButton

A color themed UIButton for iOS complete with 3d perspective animations.

MIT licensed.

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Galuca Project – Great icons for mobile apps

Galuca is a special project to develop FREE high-quality, high-resolution icons for iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps.

Galuca is aimed at helping professional and freelance developers when designing and choosing stunning icons for their apps with minimum time and no cost.

All Galuca project’s icons are designed, developed and distributed freely according to Creative Commons Attribution license v3.

Galuca Project now include 300 icons perfect for iPhone 4 and iPad 3 with Retina (@2x) and those icons can be easily adapted for Android and Windows Phone apps.

CC BY 3.0 licensed.

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LXReorderableCollectionViewFlowLayout

Our control of the week, LXReorderableCollectionViewFlowLayout, was written by Stan Chang Khin Boon, a mobile developer based in Singapore.

Extends UICollectionViewFlowLayout to support reordering of cells. Similar to long press and pan on books in iBook.

The goal of LXReorderableCollectionViewFlowLayout is to provides capability for reordering of cell, similar to iBook.

  • Long press on cell invoke reordering capability.
  • When reordering capability is invoked, fade the selected cell from highlighted to normal state.
  • Drag around the selected cell to move it to the desired location, other cells adjust accordingly. Callback in the form of delegate methods are invoked.
  • Drag selected cell to the edges, depending on scroll direction, autoscroll in the desired direction.
  • Release to stop reordering.

MIT licensed.

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MMTabBarControl

A modernized, now view based, re-write of good old cell based PSMTabBarControl. Uses blocks and view animations. Compatible with OSX 10.6.x-10.8.×. Needs Xcode 4 to compile. New Styles ‘Card’ and ‘Safari’.

BSD licensed.

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Buffer UIActivity

A Buffer UIActivity for iOS6’s UIActivityViewController.

License unspecified.

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SDWellSegmentedControl

A drop-in replacement for UISegmentedControl that mimic iOS 6 AppStore tab controls.

MIT licensed.

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AFFeedsReader

AFFeedsReader is a complete feeds reader, and very easy to use. Just put your RSS address. It includes pull to refresh, activity indicator loader, asynchronous image downloader…

MIT licensed.

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LinkedIn Share

An easy-to-use drop-in component to share content on LinkedIn.

MIT licensed.

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Stats

In-app monitoring of system conditions for iOS apps. Displays: The variation of memory usage [kB]; The total memory usage [kB]; The variation of CPU time [msec]; The number of UIView subclasses.

MIT licensed.

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