Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | March 30, 2013

Welcome to our weekly roundup! This week, we have a cool, new commercial control for you, along with a ton of gorgeous open-source components. MFLHintLabel offers a number of really snazzy text animations that will serve to really differentiate the right app from everything else that’s out there. And, at $24.99, it’s a bargain. It’d probably take you several days of work to replicate it, and who wants to do that...

App of the Week: Animoto Video Maker

Aaron Brethorst | March 30, 2013

Animoto Video Maker

Our App of the Week is Animoto Video Maker, which lets you create really gorgeous, shareable videos from the photos and videos on...

Control of the Week: FontAwesomeIconFactory

Aaron Brethorst | March 30, 2013


Create icons using the resolution-independent Font Awesome. Works for iOS and OS X.

Font Awesome was created by Dave Gandy -

Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | March 23, 2013

Welcome to our weekly roundup! I’m always impressed by the quality and usefulness of the components that you, our readers, give back to the community, and this week is certainly no exception. For instance, our app of the week, DIY.org, uses several incredibly useful components that were open sourced by the authors, like a persistent background queue, for which I happen to have a pressing need!

Meanwhile, our control of the week, MYIntroductionView, is som...

App of the Week: DIY.org

Aaron Brethorst | March 23, 2013

This week’s app of the week is DIY.org, which proves that you really don’t have to do it all yourself when youR...

Control of the Week: MYIntroductionView

Aaron Brethorst | March 23, 2013


A “drop-in” solution for building stylish app introductions and tutorials.

MIT licensed.

Sponsored by HelpShift

Aaron Brethorst | March 16, 2013

We’re delighted to have HelpShift back as our sponsor this week. They just rolled out a new user interface for their admin console, and I think it looks gorgeous. You really should check them out.

This week’s Weekly Roundup is brought to you by HelpShift, the integrated Help Desk for native apps. I’ve tried out HelpShift and integrated it into an app of mine that should be shipping soon, and I must say I couldn’t be happier. It is, by far, the best support system...

App of the Week: Artfinder

Aaron Brethorst | March 16, 2013


Artfinder makes extensive use of open source components, counting no less than 5 controls from our site in its source...

Control of the Week: MCSwipeTableViewCell

Aaron Brethorst | March 16, 2013


MCSwipeTableViewCell implements the gestural table view cell style seen in the very well-executed Mailbox iOS app.

MIT licensed. <...>

Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst | March 09, 2013

Hi everyone, and welcome to our weekly roundup! In case you missed it, on Friday, we published a great guest post on iOS animations from Jayson Lane, the author of Static, which was our first-ever app of the week. Jayson wrote about the ’why’s’ and the ’how’s...