Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | June 24, 2012

Happy summer to everyone north of the equator! We have a handful of cool OS X controls this week, and some really awesome iOS controls for your perusal.

Now that our big codebase upgrade is out the door, I’ve been turning my attention to writing some tutorials and articles that I hope you’ll find scintillating. That said, I know we have some great writers in our audience, and I bet some of you have a burning desire to write a tutorial and get your name out there in front of ...


Control of the Week: EarthView

Aaron Brethorst | June 24, 2012

EarthView, our control of the week, was written by Ross Anderson. It’s a 3D visualization of the Earth for iOS that uses map tiles for imagery and OpenGL ES and GLKit for rendering. BSD licensed.

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Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | June 18, 2012

Well, WWDC is over, we have a lot of exciting stuff on the horizon with [redacted] and [redacted], and a bunch of cool, new Mac hardware is now available too! (My new MacBook Air is supposed to be arriving tomorrow; can’t wait!)

If you didn’t hear, we recently launched a bunch of new features, like accounts and favorites. Personally, I’m especially excited about favorites. I originally built Cocoa Controls to track all of the cool open source ...


Control of the Week: PPRevealSideViewController

Aaron Brethorst | June 18, 2012

I know you’ve seen view controllers that mimic the Path/Facebook view controller reveal effect before. What differentiates our control of the week, PPRevealSideViewController, is that it appears to be ridiculously easy to use. This is a container controller for presenting side views like in the Path or Facebook applications. It is really simple to use, like a UINavigationController. It works on both iPhone and iPad, is really easy to setup and lot of options are available.

Licensi...


WWDC Rumor Scoring

Aaron Brethorst | June 12, 2012

So, how’d I do on the WWDC rumor-mongering? Let’s have a look:

For sure:

  • iOS 6 and a beta of iOS 6 for developers YEP
  • Improvements to iCloud YEP
  • Facebook integration in iOS YEP
  • Tons and tons of awesome new APIs YEP!!
  • Mountain L...

Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | June 11, 2012

Hi everyone – it’s a big week for everyone in the iOS and OS X development community: a couple hours after our mailing list readers see this, Tim Cook, Phil Schiller and a variety of others will have given the WWDC keynote address. For everyone else, the keynote will be over by the time you see this (HINT: join our mailing list!)

In other news, we deployed a big update to Cocoa Controls over the weekend. The website should ...


Control of the Week: Scroller

Aaron Brethorst | June 11, 2012

Our control of the week this week is ‘Scroller’ from Raw Engineering. Raw Engineering, you may recall, are the nice folks who wrote the original library I used for my Twitter iPad Ux post last year

Scroller is a novel way to interact with a list of data (specifically address book data in their demo). MIT licensed.


Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | June 04, 2012

Hi all – We have a really terrific batch of controls for you this week. I know I must sound like a broken record at times, but I am thoroughly impressed with both the technical acumen and the unbounded generosity of the Cocoa developer community. You people really are fantastic :)

On another note, I want to invite you to submit tutorials or other content for inclusion in our blog. We feature tons of great controls from you every week, and would love to have the opportunity to pres...


Control of the Week: XYOrigami

Aaron Brethorst | June 04, 2012

Our control of the week is from the ridiculously talented Xiaoyang Feng (no really, go look at his portfolio, he’s unbelievable). XYOrigami is an simple and easy-to-use view transition for iOS app. Inspired by Hon Cheng’s next train video, XYOrigami is a simpler version of folding transition. It is an add-on category of UIView, with two functions you can animate showing/h...