Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | July 30, 2012

One of the big news items this past week was that, right on schedule, Apple released Mountain Lion. I’ve actually been running the GM seed for the past couple weeks, since it was released to registered Mac developers, and I must say that I’ve been loving it…with the notable exception of some issues with Safari 6’s developer tools. Hopefully these will be corrected soon. Otherwise, iCloud tabs, notifications, and sharing are all rocking my world :)

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Control of the Week: Paperfold

Aaron Brethorst | July 30, 2012

Paperfold is another incredibly impressive control from one of my favorite iOS developers, Hon Cheng, and our control of the week.

PaperFold is a simple iOS control that allows hiding of views on the left and right side of the screen by dragging the middle view. The left view supports only 1 fold. The right view supports variable number of folds. MIT licensed.


Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | July 23, 2012

Hi all, and welcome to another weekly roundup! The big news this week was that Sparrow was acquired by Google, and Acrylic was acquired by Facebook. In case you missed this story, here’s a quick roundup:


Control of the Week: SDNestedTable

Aaron Brethorst | July 23, 2012

Our control of the week, SDNestedTable, is essentially an iOS version of NSOutlineView. It’s a s subclass of UITableView for creating a two-level nested list UI control. BSD licensed.

Find out more, or check it out on YouTube ...


Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | July 16, 2012

Hi everyone – Welcome to our weekly roundup! Have you installed Mountain Lion yet? The golden master dropped this past week, and I upgraded almost immediately. I’ve been really pleased with the performance and stability of the OS, and I’m absolutely loving the new sharing features. I can’t wait to see the OS X apps that take advantage of new features, like the notifications system. (Adium, please?)

cheers,
Aaron


Control of the Week: WKVerticalScrollBar

Aaron Brethorst | July 16, 2012

WKVerticalScrollBar, developed by the Boston-based software development shop, litl, is a traditional-style scrollbar for iOS that integrates with existing UIScrollView or UIScrollView subclasses. MIT licensed.

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Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | July 09, 2012

Well, this was an exciting week for us over here. Saturday morning, an article I had been working on about building hybrid apps for iOS, and some of the advantages and disadvantages they present, went live. It ended up hitting #1 on Hacker News, and generated a great discussion both there and over here.

If you haven’t read it yet, please do and...


Control of the Week: MusicPlayerViewController

Aaron Brethorst | July 09, 2012

Our control of the week, MusicPlayerViewController, is an iPhone view controller to visualize and control music playback. This is as good a clone of iOS’ Music app as I have ever seen. (Editor’s note: we blurred out the album cover used here in order to prevent the wrath of certain litigious entities from being turned upon us. The real screenshot looks much better…) BSD lic...


A Primer on Hybrid Apps for iOS

Aaron Brethorst | July 06, 2012

Introduction

Last week, the New York Times revealed that Facebook is working on a major update for its iOS application. There’s nothing inherently newsworthy about this fact. Of course Facebook is working on a major update for its iOS app. However, this particular update is pretty newsworthy. Facebook is planning a significant course correction in terms of how they build and...


Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | July 02, 2012

Welcome to another exciting edition of the Cocoa Controls weekly roundup! No really, I am excited. We have a ton of cool stuff to show you this week, with inspirations ranging from Sparrow, Hipmunk, Pinterest, and one control I’ve never seen in any iOS app before.

happy coding!
Aaron

NGVaryingGridView

A GridView which allows you to set individual rects for the cells. So you can define cells...