Weekly Roundup

by Aaron Brethorst | November 26, 2012

Hi all, and welcome to another weekly roundup! For those of you here in the United States, I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving. I definitely did, and ended up doing a bit more ‘consuming’ than I necessarily expected to. But, that’s what a fantastic dinner and Amazon.com will do to you, I suppose…

We have an exciting week in store, and I can’t wait to tell you more about it! I wish I was ready to let you know what was up right now, but it involves some fun tools, a bit of learning, and a lot of promise for things to come.

Best,
Aaron


As you know, normally we highlight a control of the week. This week, however, I’ve been completely enamored with the incredibly high quality work from Kieran Lafferty, a Canadian mobile developer. Kieran built a pair of really fantastic controls, KLSectionSelect and KLExpandingSelect, both licensed under Apache 2.0, that I highly recommend checking out. I’m proud to call Kieran our developer of the week.

KLSectionSelect

A horizontal scrolling selector based on the control found on 8tracks’ iPhone app.

Apache 2.0 licensed.

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KLExpandingSelect

A UI Control based on Summly’s expanding sharing control.

Apache 2.0 licensed.

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vImageCategory

A UIImage category that provides wrapper functions for Apple’s low-level image processing framework, vImage.

MIT licensed.

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FPNumberPadView

A simple but highly customisable numeric keyboard for iPhone. Uses ARC. Currently does not support rotation, you are welcome to implement it. Includes some input checks to allow only 2 decimal digits, but you can easily change those checks to allow whatever input suits your app.

MIT licensed.

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StackBox

An elegant 3D list that mimic the behaviour of a stack of cards.

Commercial licensed.

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KSPasswordField

An easy-to-hook-up “Show password” checkbox, and automatically trims whitespace when pasting or dragging passwords.

BSD licensed.

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GraphView

A Objective-C source-library for easily creating graphs.

MIT licensed.

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Flat Pill Button

A custom UIButton subclass that has the Letterpress look and feel.

MIT licensed.

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MBFaker

This library is a port of Ruby’s Faker library that generates fake data.

You can use it for taking real-looking test data, screenshots and populate your database during development.

MIT licensed.

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iHasApp

The iHasApp iOS Framework allows you to detect installed apps on a user’s device. Full source code and production grade dataset included.

MIT licensed.

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YISwipeShiftCaret

Swipe-to-shift text input caret for iOS (no private APIs)

License unspecified.

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LASharekit

LASharekit allows you to automatically share to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or email. Includes additional options to save images to the camera roll and copy to the clipboard.

MIT licensed.

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IMViewWithBorderedImage

IMViewWithBorderedImage is a subclass of UIView which can present an image and border around it.

MIT licensed.

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ISRefreshControl

An iOS5-compatible version of the UIRefreshControl, introduced in iOS 6.

MIT licensed.

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PAGradientColor

A simple ObjC wrapper for CGGradient. Very useful for iOS apps.

MIT licensed.

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ITPathbar

ITPathbar is a subclass of NSPathComponent that allows making a custom design.

BSD licensed.

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FWTPopover

FWTPopoverView is a pretty flexible custom view that helps when you need to show a popover with a pointing arrow. The idea is to expose a very simple and basic API and make easy to extend by accessing its custom objects/blocks entrypoints.

Apache 2.0 licensed.

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