Weekly Roundup

Aaron Brethorst, May 22, 2012

Hello everyone, and apologies for the delayed weekly roundup. I wasn’t feeling my best and needed to take the day off.

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BaseKit is a set of iOS classes to make your life easier, including a form mapping library. Apache 2.0 licensed.

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An Objective-C library (made using blocks) implementing OAuth protocol for Twitter Login and persistent session, plus an example iOS (iPhone) app demonstrating its use. MIT licensed.

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Our control of the week, MPFoldTransition, was authored by Mark Pospesel, an iOS developer in the Washington DC area. MPFoldTransition allows you to easily add custom folding transitions to UIViews and UIViewControllers. The license is described as being similar to New BSD, but with a special attribution clause.

Mark has also authored two great blog posts related to the control. The first one covers the Anatomy of a Folding Animation, and the second covers the usage of MPFoldTransition.

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A simple “route” Google Maps style search view which can be used mainly for “routing” Apps. MIT licensed.

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A simple yet flexible iOS rating view control similar to the one used in Apple’s App Store app.

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A TweetBot-like notice component for iOS.

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iTellAFriend is an iOS toolkit for displaying a preconfigued mail composer with a “Tell a Friend” template in ios apps.

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