Weekly Roundup

by Aaron Brethorst | July 06, 2013

Hello, and welcome to another weekly roundup! The iOS 7’ification of controls continues unabated with this week’s FlatUI, SevenSwitch, and FlatButtons. Check them out!

Best,
Aaron


What We’re Reading


Control of the Week

FlatUI




FlatUI

Easy to use User Interface elements which are really similar to design in iOS 7.

MIT licensed.

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RCHGestureGuide




RCHGestureGuide

A tool to display gesture hints to your users on any area of user interface area of your application.

Allow the user to dismiss and remove guides for different areas of your applications and re-enable them on demand.

Easily customize the icons and animations.

BSD licensed.

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JATickerView




JATickerView

Customizable scrolling LED ticker library for iPhone and iPad.

  • Authentic digital LED ticker – display stock quotes, sports scores, the latest headlines, or more in your app- just provide the data.
  • Customize the ticker speed and light bulb colors.
  • Digital symbols for English included, with API hooks to provide localized ticker symbols in any language.
  • Customize individual ticker bulbs with your own images.
  • Compatible back to iOS 4.3.


Apache 2.0 licensed.

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RequestCacher




RequestCacher

RequestCacher is a ready to use data caching module for iOS5+

RequestCacher automatically does the following, for you:

  • caches data fast
  • creates a local database to keep track of stored data
  • stores data on the local storage
  • refetches data, if necessary
  • self maintainable

Practically a no brainer set-up (ex: image caching):

  • Add the files to your project
  • Use the custom UIImageView control
  • Give it an url or an array of them
  • Done

Takes care of:

  • Cache file managing
  • Database managing
  • Expired data checking, which may need to be refetched
  • Automatically cleans data, if the cache size exceedes a specified size limit
  • Internet connectivity issues.
  • Multithreading
  • Managing multiple ongoing and unfinished requests.
  • GETing or POSTing data.
  • Async data downloading


MIT licensed.

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LRGlowingButton




LRGlowingButton

UIButton subclass with custom glow color.
Replacement for default showsTouchWhenHighlighted.

MIT licensed.

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ADTickerLabel




ADTickerLabel

Provides a mechanism to show numbers with a rolling effect, like a ticker.

Click to see the video example: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/25847340/ADTickerLabel/video.mp4

MIT licensed.

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KOMovingNavigationBar




KOMovingNavigationBar

A UINavigationBar that slides out of view when the user scrolls down and automatically slides back in when scrolling up. Compatible with UIScrollViews and subclasses (i.e. UITableView).

MIT licensed.

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SBTextField




SBTextField

A UITextField drop-in replacement with support for setting a maximum length

MIT licensed.

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AksStraightPieChart




AksStraightPieChart

A bar-style chart control.

License unspecified.

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SimpleJSONParserForYAJL




SimpleJSONParserForYAJL

Simple JSON Parser For YAJL is a wrapper which allows you to parse the json data with event-driven model of SAX, but eliminating the implementation of the complex SAX interface ie. number of callback methods that will be called when events occur during parsing.

MIT licensed.

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SevenSwitch




SevenSwitch

iOS7 style drop in replacement for UISwitch.

MIT licensed.

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FlatButtons




FlatButtons

Create flat buttons. Should be compatible with iOS 4.3 or higher.

MIT licensed.

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Ask4AppReviews




Ask4AppReviews

Ask4AppReviews is a fork of Appirater that you can drop into any iPhone app (iOS 5.0 or later) that will help remind your users to review your app on the App Store, but first checks to see if they like it. If they don’t, it will open up a mail compose view controller for them to send you feedback.

MIT licensed.

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MSSimpleGauge




MSSimpleGauge

Gauge like widget views for iOS.

MSSimpleGauge are a set of gauge like views that provide customizable visualizations for iOS applications. The initial look and feel of these widgets were inspired by @mattbango sketch on dribble.

The gauges are built using Core Graphics and Core Animation and allow for a large amount of customization in code. No additional assets are needed.

See the demo application for some examples on how the to use the gauges.

MIT licensed.

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NQBarGraph




NQBarGraph

Create date/value-based bar graphs easily.

MIT licensed.

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NQFoldingView




NQFoldingView

Control for ipad and iphone that is a view contain image that fold and unfold with animation and the image can be pinched

MIT licensed.

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