by Aaron Brethorst | January 14, 2013
This past week, I rolled out a new feature to collect all of the apps in the App Store that use a particular control. Let’s say that you’re using Evernote for iPhone, and want to know how they display little popover views on their maps. It turns out that if you dig deep enough through the app, you can find a list of acknowledgements that highlights their use of WEPopover, SMCalloutView, GPUImage, and—well—you can just look at the full list.
I’ve added a new Apps tab to the website, and also a new ‘Used In’ tab on control pages that have apps associated with them. If you want to add apps to your controls, just go to the control page and click the "I Use This Control" button on the right side. I’ll also be adding the ability to add new apps and multiple controls simultaneously to them soon. As always we’d love to know what you think of the feature, so please let us know.
I’d love to see our database become comprehensive, but there’s no way I can do it on my own. So please add your apps to controls you use! Also, to sweeten the deal, I’ll be featuring one app listed on the site in the roundup each week.
To inaugurate our new app of the week section, I want to feature the absolutely beautiful Static by Jayson Lane. Static uses Florian Mielke’s FMMoveTableView to let you reorder table items by pressing and dragging.
Static allows you to track how well you are doing in your favorite social channels. Just added an Instagram photo? Just published a blog post? How much traffic did you get as a result? How many new followers did you gain on Twitter? Instead of hopping back and forth between apps you can see your most important social stats from one screen. Static is an easy to use, beautiful display for monitoring the pulse of your social media accounts.
Static costs a mere $0.99 and is worth every penny in my opinion.