Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | May 28, 2012

Hi everyone, and welcome to our latest weekly roundup. We have a pair of projects for you from Synthetic, the makers of Hipstamatic, and another pair from Derek Yang, including our control of the week.

We’re only two weeks from the start of WWDC, and if you’re lucky enough to be going this year, I highly recommend reading Jeff LaMarche’s comprehen...


Control of the Week: DYNavigationController

Aaron Brethorst | May 28, 2012

Our control of the week, DYNavigationController, from Derek Yang (check out his blog, it’s great), is a Backboard inspired iOS control that enables navigation among UIViews based on swipe gestures.

With DYNavigationController, one can simply push and pop UIViews by swiping left or right. It makes it easy to create chromeless iOS apps. New BSD licensed...


Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | May 22, 2012

Hello everyone, and apologies for the delayed weekly roundup. I wasn’t feeling my best and needed to take the day off.

Also, on May 26th, enforcement of the cookie law from the EU Data Protection Act of 1998 will begin, and we are looking at how to adapt Cocoa Controls for compliance. This should only affect you if you live in an Ewe ember state. If you do, we will have to ask your permission to use cookies on the site when you visit us.

Currently, we are using cookies for ...


Control of the Week: MPFoldTransition

Aaron Brethorst | May 22, 2012

Our control of the week, MPFoldTransition, was authored by Mark Pospesel, an iOS developer in the Washington DC area. MPFoldTransition allows you to easily add custom folding transitions to UIViews and UIViewControllers. The license is described as being similar to New BSD, but with a special attribution clause.

Mark has also authored two great blog posts related to the control. The first one covers the


Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | May 14, 2012

Welcome to our weekly roundup! We have five nifty iOS controls and two OS X controls for your perusal this week.

In other news, GitHub released an update to their Mac client this past week, and included a nice surprise in it: a huge number of commits to Twitter’s semi-dormant TwUI project, which have since been merged back in.

Meanwhile raywenderlich.com has a terrif...


Control of the Week: GSBookShelf

Aaron Brethorst | May 14, 2012

Our control of the week, GSBookShelf, is an iBooks-inspired bookshelf control (in case the name didn’t give that away!). It supports animated deletion, reordering, and addition. This is an absolutely gorgeous control, and is available under a BSD license.

Find out more, or


Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | May 07, 2012

Hello everyone, and welcome to the latest edition of the Cocoa Controls weekly roundup. I’m continually impressed by the resourcefulness, capability and generosity of the iOS developer community, and this week definitely has not disappointed me. We have some awesome stuff for you to check out below.

What We’re Reading

  • RubyMotion Review – Sam Soffes takes a look at the recently announced Ruby iOS de...

Control of the Week: ADLivelyTableView

Aaron Brethorst | May 07, 2012

Our control of the week, ADLivelyTableView, was created by Applidium, a French iOS development shop (who apparently also ported Vim to iOS(!)). It is a drop-in subclass of UITableView that lets you add custom animations to any UITableView. If I’m not mistaken, it’s modeled after a series of CSS3 animations that appeared on Hacker News a few weeks back. BSD licensed, and ridiculously cool.