Hi all, and welcome to our weekly roundup! As I write this, the Apple Dev Center is in the midst of its single longest outage ever. Hopefully, by the time you read this, it will be back up and running. Meanwhile, the inexorable move towards a flatter, more gestural future continues unabated with the release of components like UI7Kit. Not that this will necessarily help either BlackBerry or Microsoft, both of whom saw their stocks tank after reporting poor sales numbers on their flagship devices.

Best,
Aaron


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What We’re Reading


App of the Week




Google Maps

According to Google Maps for iOS’ open source acknowledgements, the app uses the Nimbus framework under the hood.

Explore new places, discover local favorites, and navigate your world with Google Maps, the mapping service trusted by more than a billion users. Now available on iPhone and iPad with a simple, easy-to-use design. Comprehensive, accurate maps in 200 countries and useful information on over 100 million places worldwide.

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Control of the Week

UI7Kit




UI7Kit

Backport flat-style UIKit from iOS7 to iOS5+. Drop-in replacement of legacy UIKit also is supported.

UI7Kit is alternative implementation of iOS theme on the iOS5/iOS6. Because UI7Kit support runtime patch, your legacy app would have iOS7 look & feel in with one-line patch.

BSD licensed.

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Weekly Roundup

XMLParser




XMLParser

An easy-to-use XML DOM parser for iOS.

Learn more with this article : http://www.zedenem.com/2013/07/xml-parser-for-ios-is-now-featured-on-cocoa-controls/

MIT licensed.

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MultiTablesView




MultiTablesView

Multi-Levels Table View used to stack table views horizontally. This project adds a notion of levels to the actual UITableView logic.

MIT licensed.

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DMPagingScrollView




DMPagingScrollView

DMPagingScrollView extends the paging functionality of UIScrollView to support custom page dimensions.

MIT licensed.

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ALQuickFrame




ALQuickFrame

This UIView category offers quick access to frame properties of every view

MIT licensed.

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YFJLeftSwipeDeleteTableView




YFJLeftSwipeDeleteTableView

Drop-in UITableView subclass that supports left-swipe cell deletion like in iOS7. (works both in iOS6 and iOS7)

MIT licensed.

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YKImageCropper




YKImageCropper

A simple image cropper

MIT licensed.

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PICircularProgressView




PICircularProgressView

PICircularProgressView is a subclass of UIView with circular UIProgressView properties and text in this circle representing the progress.

It is based on TSPCircularProgressIndicator for OS X from thesynapseproject.

MIT licensed.

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ios-realtimeblur




ios-realtimeblur

Real-time blur view, like in iOS 7

MIT licensed.

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OpenWeatherMapAPI




OpenWeatherMapAPI

iOS api classes for openweathermap.org

MIT licensed.

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JBWhatsAppActivity




JBWhatsAppActivity

JBWhatsAppActivity is a UIActivity subclass that provides an “Share in WhatsApp" action to a UIActivityViewController.

MIT licensed.

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ExpandableRows




ExpandableRows

ExpandableRows allows you to show a tree of hierarchical data, e.g. files and folders.

MIT licensed.

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MMPickerView




MMPickerView

An easy to use and customizable view component that presents a UIPickerView with a toolbar, Done button, animation, design options, selected value and previously selected value functionality. Works with iOS 6 and even better in iOS 7, because it let’s you change the background color of the PickerView.

CocoaPods:
pod ‘MMPickerView’

MIT licensed.

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AnimateLabel




AnimateLabel

A basic label extension which allows you to pass an array of words/text which it will keep changing with simple fade animation every few seconds.

MIT licensed.

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  • by Aaron Brethorst
  • July 20, 2013 08:25 PM