Blog Archive - February 2012

Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | February 27, 2012 | Comments

Hello everyone, and welcome to your weekly Cocoa Controls roundup! It’s been an exciting week for Mac developers with the unexpected announcement and Beta release of OS X Mountain Lion. Some of the new features, like Gatekeeper, are certainly not unexpected. This Cocoa developer, for one, is pleased that Apple has announced a reasonably middle-of-the-road approach that balances security with usability.

Perhaps one of the biggest surprises in Mountain Lion is what Apple did not ann...


Control of the Week: JTGestureBasedTableViewDemo

Aaron Brethorst | February 27, 2012 | Comments

If you’ve paid any attention to Mac or iOS news websites over the past week or two, you’ve probably heard a lot of people talking about the super-snazzy task management app, Clear.

Enterprising iOS developer, James Tang, recreated the core experience and released the source code on GitHub under the very permissive MIT license as JTGestureBasedTableViewDemo.


Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | February 20, 2012 | Comments

Howdy, and welcome to another weekly roundup. We’ve received an incredible number of controls over the past couple weeks—so many, in fact, that we’re now publishing two controls per day. At least for now. Last week’s Bootstrap 2.0 migration went relatively smoothly, and I haven’t heard anything about, so I can only assume that you haven’t run into too many issues. As always, though, please ping us if you have any problems.

Cheers,

Aaron

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Control of the Week

Aaron Brethorst | February 20, 2012 | Comments

DAKeyboardControl, our control of the week from Daniel Armitay, lets you duplicate the keyboard dismissal behavior seen in Messages on iOS 5. It allows the user to drag the UIKeyboard down from a view. The author notes that it doesn’t use any undocumented APIs but—to the best of his knowledge—has not been included in any App Store-accepted apps. MIT


Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | February 13, 2012 | Comments

Hi everyone, and welcome to another weekly roundup! The big news this week is that the new Bootstrap 2.0 UI just went live in the wee hours of Monday morning. Please let us know if you see anything out of the ordinary, have any comments, want to see less of something, or more of something else.

Here are a couple highlights from the UI refresh:

  • The layout of the controls pages has been simplified: we’ve consolidated a bunch of information under different tabs on the l...

Control of the Week

Aaron Brethorst | February 13, 2012 | Comments

Welcome to another edition of Control of the Week! This week, we have a flippin’ sweet addition for your MKMapViews: JBDaylightOverlay, a control that shows you a projection of sunlight and darkness across the planet. JBDaylightOverlay was written by John Boiles, a software engineer in the Bay Area. Check out the rest of his projects on his website while you’re at it, he’s both prolific and impressive!


Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | February 06, 2012 | Comments

Howdy everyone – Welcome to another weekly roundup! We have a pretty exciting week planned behind the scenes here at Cocoa Controls. It’s always seemed somewhat ironic to me that the Cocoa Controls website isn’t very navigable on the iPhone. You have to do a lot more zooming and scrolling than you really should. To that end, since the release of Twitter’s Bootstrap 2 on the 31st, we’ve been moving the site onto Bootstrap 2, and are excited to say that we should ha...


Control of the Week

Aaron Brethorst | February 06, 2012 | Comments

Welcome to another edition of Control of the Week! This week, I’d like to introduce you to PullToRefreshTransform, from Tom Irving, a Cocoa developer whose work we’ve had the pleasure of featuring before.

PullToRefreshTransfo...


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