Weekly Roundup: Get a handle on iOS 7 and ARM64

by Aaron Brethorst | September 28, 2013

Now that iOS 7 is in the hands of consumers, and the NDA has been lifted, I've seen an incredible amount of awesome, new information coming out about everything from the inner workings of the new ARM64 architecture to what's new in iOS 7. Make sure you read through our links below.

Above and beyond that, minus a couple high-profile and surprising exceptions, I've been very pleased by the quality of the iOS 7 apps I've seen released into the App Store over the past week. It's a bummer that certain apps are taking longer than expected to move to the new UI, but I can't say it's a huge shock (TweetBot, e.g.)

What are your favorite, new iOS 7 apps, and what are your favorite, great-looking older apps that have been moved forward?

Best,
Aaron


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Control of the Week

VCTransitionsLibrary

VCTransitionsLibrary

With iOS 7 you can easily create custom view controller transitions that can be used in a range of contexts (push, pop, modal …). This project provides a library of custom animations which can be dropped directly into your project. It also has a number of 'interaction controllers' which can be used with any of the custom animations in order to make your transitions interactive.

MIT licensed.

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UIImageView-Placekitten

UIImageView-Placekitten

A simple category on UIImageView that asynchronously downloads placeholder images from www.placekitten.com. These images fit the UIImageView bounds and respects screen scale for retina devices.

Public Domain licensed.

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EAIntroView

EAIntroView

This is highly customizable drop-in solution for introduction views. Some features (all features are optional):

  • swipe from last page to close
  • custom background for each page with cross-dissolve transition
  • for each page - background, title image, title text, description and their separate Y positions
  • custom background or color for whole view
  • custom page control, skip button

MIT licensed.

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SMVerticalSegmentedControl

SMVerticalSegmentedControl

A vertical segmented control (like UISegmentedControl).

MIT licensed.

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OBAlertView

OBAlertView

Full screen alert views inspired by the iOS 7 music app.

MIT licensed.

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LineChartView

LineChartView

Interactive line charts / plots for the simplicity-loving iOS developer.

MIT licensed.

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CSNotificationView

CSNotificationView

iOS-7-style, semi-translucent notification view with blur.

MIT licensed.

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NTParallaxView

NTParallaxView

Easy parallax effects for iOS.

MIT licensed.

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BZGFormField

BZGFormField

BZGFormField is a text field for better forms. The left indicator changes color based on the validity of the field's text - just pass the field a text validation block. When the text field returns, the indicator expands and becomes tappable. When the indicator is tapped, an alert view is shown - you can configure the alert view in the text validation block.

MIT licensed.

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POPDownMenuTable

POPDownMenuTable

This project was inspired by the popdown-menu functionality seen in the Youtube iOS app. POPDownMenuTable is a UITableViewController subclass for implementing popdown-menu functionality. It integrates with storyboard-based apps as well as traditional setups.

MIT licensed.

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MBXMapKit

MBXMapKit

One-line MapBox integration with MapKit on iOS and OS X

BSD licensed.

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TQStarRatingView

TQStarRatingView

IOS star rating view control, click and sliding ratings.

License unspecified.

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KKProgressTimer

KKProgressTimer

Simple Circle Progress Indicator

If you want to use CocoaPods, Please paste line to Podfile.

pod 'KKProgressTimer', :git => 'http://github.com/gin0606/KKProgressTimer.git'

MIT licensed.

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SpotifyProgressHUD

SpotifyProgressHUD

SpotifyProgressHUD - A clone of iOS Spotify Progress HUD

MIT licensed.

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NSString-Japanese

NSString-Japanese

NSString category methods for working with Japanese strings.

  • converting between Romanji, Hiragana , Katakana and Kanji
  • replacing Kanji with Hiragana
  • identifying the kind of Japanese text contained in the a string (based on unicode ranges)

Brief example write up at : http://00steveng.github.io/NSString-Japanese

MIT licensed.

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AppendableVideoMaker

AppendableVideoMaker

AppendableVideoMaker is a stop-start, tap-and-hold Vine-like video recording component.

MIT licensed.

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FB2StepButton

FB2StepButton

Inspired by the two-step clearing buttons that appear in the iOS Notification Center.

MIT licensed.

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LTHPasscodeViewController

LTHPasscodeViewController

iOS 7 style Passcode. Nothing much to add, it replicates the default Passcode exactly. Not the Lockscreen one, but the one you get in Settings, when changing the code or accessing the Restrictions.

When displayed as a 'lockscreen', on app launch for example, it will be displayed full screen, instead of inside a modal, but it keeps the same design.

MIT licensed.

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CWStatusBarNotification

CWStatusBarNotification

A category on UIViewController that displays an animated text notification in the status bar area.

MIT licensed.

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IQGeometry

IQGeometry

IQGeometry is an extension to CGGeometry that provides easy functions for Geometry calculations in iOS.

MIT licensed.

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SFAlbumApp

SFAlbumApp

Control that allow you to have animated transition while opening photo albums something like in native ipad gallery. All orientations are supported. iOS 7.

License unspecified.

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SNIndexedScroller

SNIndexedScroller

HTML content display, with custom scroller, showing specific sections throughout the document as markers in the scroll. On position it displays the currently scrolled section. Section titles are parsed automatically from the document.

Public Domain licensed.

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SGNavigationProgress

SGNavigationProgress

A category for showing a Safari-like progress view on a UINavigationBar

MIT licensed.

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THSpringyCollectionView

THSpringyCollectionView

A memory and CPU efficient implementation of a collection view with cells that bounce around like they do in the iOS 7 messages app.

This is implemented by simply subclassing the UICollectionViewFlowLayout class and adding UIAttachmentBehaviours to the layout attributes. The implementation is based on the "Exploring Scroll Views on iOS 7" presentation from WWDC 2013, however it goes further by providing robust memory and CPU management by tiling the UIAttachmentBehaviours.

MIT licensed.

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