Weekly Roundup

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...

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App of the Week: Animoto Video Maker

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...

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Control of the Week: FontAwesomeIconFactory

FontAwesomeIconFactory

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

Font Awesome was created by Dave Gandy -

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Weekly Roundup

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...

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App of the Week: DIY.org

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...

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Control of the Week: MYIntroductionView

MYIntroductionView

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

MIT licensed.

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Sponsored by HelpShift

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...

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App of the Week: Artfinder

Bondsy

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

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Control of the Week: MCSwipeTableViewCell

MCSwipeTableViewCell

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

MIT licensed. <...>

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Weekly Roundup

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...

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Controls of the Week: HCPushBackAnimation and SVPulsingAnnotationView

As occasionally happens, we had so many fantastic controls published this week that it was impossible for me to pick just one to highlight. So, without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to HCPushBackAnimation and SVPulsingAnnotationView.

HCPushBackAnimation

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App of the Week: Bondsy

Bondsy

Bondsy is a gorgeous-looking free app for buying, selling, giving, and getting stu...

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Delight Your Users with Subtle, Beautiful Animations

Apple transformed themselves from an also-ran computer maker to the biggest PC-maker, most profitable phone company, and the most valuable technology company in the world by focusing relentlessly on delighting their users. For example, Apple products are typified by their natural and fluid transitions and animations. Although this is only a small slice of the ‘delight pie,’ it is still a critical aspect of a successful application’s user experience, and one that must be studi...

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Weekly Roundup

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Hi everyone, and welcome to our weekly roundup! It’s finally March, which means Spring is right around the corner, and with it, registration for Google and Apple’s annual developer conferences. Given the speed at which Google I/O sells out every ye...

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App of the Week: Hunt the Monsters! 2

I can’t say I ever expected to be talking about a game as our app of the week, but the way that this one was built gives me no choice. The open source library that powers it is called

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Control of the Week: PSTCollectionView

PSTCollectionView

Open Source, 100% API compatible replacement of UICollectionView for iOS4+.

MIT licensed.

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