Weekly Roundup: Welcome to 2014!

by Aaron Brethorst | January 06, 2014

Hello everyone and happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful, productive 2013, and that your plans for 2014 are taking shape even as I write this. Apple's certainly are, and if an article I link to below from TUAW is to be believed, you'll know first when 9to5 Mac does solid, original reporting about it.

Meanwhile, New Years is always a great time to reflect on the past even as we look ahead to the future. In that vein, check out An Illustrated History of objc_msgSend, another terrific read below.

Best,
Aaron


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Control of the Week

P2MSTextView

P2MSTextView

A quick way to enable rich text editing in IOS.

It works on IOS 4.3+.

Apache 2.0 licensed.

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DoubanActivity

DoubanActivity

An iOS 6 UIActivity subclass implementing uploads to Douban.com

MIT licensed.

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RS3DSegmentedControl

RS3DSegmentedControl

A 3D filter control that gives users a fun way to browse between many segments.

Cocoapods: pod 'RS3DSegmentedControl'

MIT licensed.

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GIFRefreshControl

GIFRefreshControl

"Twitter music" and "Yahoo! Weather" like pull-to-refresh control created using GIF.

MIT licensed.

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CTCheckbox

CTCheckbox

CTCheckbox is a checkbox UI component library for iOS.

MIT licensed.

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SlideNavigationController

SlideNavigationController

A Path or Facebook-like slide menu for iOS.

MIT licensed.

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RCounter

RCounter

A counter control with the old style counter/tickers.

Apache 2.0 licensed.

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ETSwipeCell

ETSwipeCell

UITableView's subclass with gestures

MIT licensed.

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ARSafariActivity

ARSafariActivity

A UIActivity subclass that opens URLs in Safari

MIT licensed.

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ARChromeActivity

ARChromeActivity

A UIActivity subclass that opens URLs in Google Chrome

MIT licensed.

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ARSpeechActivity

ARSpeechActivity

A UIActivity subclass that reads the shared NSString using AVSpeechUtterance

MIT licensed.

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MLKPageViewController

MLKPageViewController

Using this controller we can create a page control with pages having some padding on 4 sides. We need to just specify the number of Views needs to be show by instantiating MLKPageViewController with array of View Controllers.

License unspecified.

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NZFadeImageView

NZFadeImageView

Image rotation with fade-in/fade-out effects in a given time interval.

MIT licensed.

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NullObjects

NullObjects

A library for building Null Objects in Objective-C.

Null Object is an object with defined neutral ("null") behavior.

BSD licensed.

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Log4Cocoa

Log4Cocoa

Log4j port for iOS and Mac OS X.

BSD licensed.

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DDMultipeerLogger

DDMultipeerLogger

A logger for CocoaLumberjack that uses multipeer connectivity

MIT licensed.

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BRYSerialAnimationQueue

BRYSerialAnimationQueue

Perform UIView animations serially without blocking the main thread, using the same APIs you already know and love.

MIT licensed.

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DDMultipeerConsole

DDMultipeerConsole

A console for viewing log messages from DDMultipeerLogger

MIT licensed.

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BMInitialsPlaceholderView

BMInitialsPlaceholderView

Circular placeholder view with text similar to iMessage

MIT licensed.

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P2MSRoutingView

P2MSRoutingView

A simple and quick way to integrate MapView and directions in the application.

Apache 2.0 licensed.

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HelpGestureRecognizer

HelpGestureRecognizer

An easy way to add help functionality into your app without a button taking up screen space! This gesture recognizer will send a callback when the user draws and dots a question mark on the screen.

MIT licensed.

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