Weekly Roundup: My First Tweet

Over the past couple of years, I've developed a small arsenal of tools that are incredibly important for me as an iOS developer. Some are pretty obvious: GitHub, Instruments, Reflector, and Spark Inspector, for instance. Others are less well-known, or more subtle: GitHub's Objective-C trending page, objc.io, and...Twitter.

Yes, really, Twitter. I think it's the best way to stay up to date on the latest happenings in the iOS developer community, and—as long as you're careful about who you follow—can offer an incredibly high signal-to-noise ratio.

Twitter reached its 8th anniversary this past week, and launched the First Tweet microsite to help you find your (or anyone else's) first tweet. I've been quite enamored with seeing what people first wrote, whether a meta tweet ('I'm tweeting about tweeting!'), something far more mundane, or a heartfelt look into someone's personal life. Here are some of my favorites. What are yours?

Until next time,
Aaron


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RPSlidingMenu

RPSlidingMenu

A collection view menu in the style of UltraVisual.

MIT licensed.

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EMCarousel

EMCarousel

EMCarousel is an simple and easy-to-use 3D carousel for iOS app.

MIT licensed.

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PICircularDialer

PICircularDialer

This is simple app to show the old circular style telephone dial.

Currently it just stores 4 digit number and then checks it for confirmation.

License unspecified.

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UIImage-DecompressAndMap

UIImage-DecompressAndMap

iOS library for quickly displaying images while scrolling

MIT licensed.

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SNImagePicker

SNImagePicker

Custom image picker for quickly select multiple photos or movies.

License unspecified.

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ActiveRecord

ActiveRecord

A lightweight Active Record implementation for Core Data.

MIT licensed.

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FinderSyrahUI

FinderSyrahUI

An experiment showing how Finder might look like on the next OSX.

BSD licensed.

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AWCollectionViewDialLayout

AWCollectionViewDialLayout

UICollectionViewLayout for displaying cells in a semi-circle with a nice fish eye effect.

Very handy for quickly browsing items with your left thumb without having some of the content hidden behind your finger while you scroll.

MIT licensed.

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KKActionSheet

KKActionSheet

Subclass of UIActionSheet for setting text color in buttons for given indexes

MIT licensed.

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ParticleButton

ParticleButton

UIButton with particle effects.

MIT licensed.

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NRTextTransitions

NRTextTransitions

Basic block-based text transitions.

MIT licensed.

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NTCoreData

NTCoreData

NTCoreData is small library that helps perform saves and fetches asynchronously. Each save and fetch is done asynchronously. All heavy lifting regarding managing threads and context is done by NTDatabase class.

This library was inspired by this article by Florian Kugler.

Apache 2.0 licensed.

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UIFontWDCustomLoader

UIFontWDCustomLoader

An iOS custom font loader

MIT licensed.

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RBCollectionViewBalancedColumnLayout

RBCollectionViewBalancedColumnLayout

A custom UICollectionViewLayout that displays your cells in columns that are balanced for height. Instead of telling the layout how many columns you want, just tell it the width of your cells and it'll figure out the best way to display them for you.

MIT licensed.

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PWProgressView

PWProgressView

Circular progress view overlay

MIT licensed.

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SHPieChartView

SHPieChartView

a reusable UIView subclass to create Pie Charts.

MIT licensed.

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AFSpritz

AFSpritz

A complete Spritz SDK for iOS. Spritz is a brand new revolutionary reading method, that will help you out to improve your number of words per minute (wpm).

MIT licensed.

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MVFollow

MVFollow

MVFollow is a lightweight drop-in solution that allows you to follow people on Twitter.

MIT licensed.

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HandwritingTextField

HandwritingTextField

A UITextField category that supports handwriting input.

MIT licensed.

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TPFloatRatingView

TPFloatRatingView

A simple rating view with whole, half or floating point values. I couldn't find anything that easily set floating point ratings, so I made this control based on the Ray Wenderlich tutorial found here: http://www.raywenderlich.com/1768/uiview-tutorial-for-ios-how-to-make-a-custom-uiview-in-ios-5-a-5-star-rating-view

MIT licensed.

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Tesseract

Tesseract

Tesseract OCR iOS is a Framework for iOS5+, compiled also for armv7s and arm64. iOS7 Ready.

Tesseract is probably the most accurate open source OCR engine available. Combined with the Leptonica Image Processing Library it can read a wide variety of image formats and convert them to text in over 60 languages.

MIT licensed.

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RealtimeChat

RealtimeChat

RealtimeChat is a full native iPhone app to create realtime, text based chatrooms with Facebook/Twitter login.

MIT licensed.

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SKAnimateScroll

SKAnimateScroll

Infinitely scroll images.

MIT licensed.

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DKImageBrowser

DKImageBrowser

iOS Image Browser with a Thumbnail Strip

MIT licensed.

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Localisator

Localisator

A custom localisator class which allows to change the app language without having to restart it.

MIT licensed.

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JJTabBarController

JJTabBarController

Custom tab bar controller with support for:

  • Personalize your TabBar.
  • Built-in transitions.
  • Choose the TabBar orientation.
  • Storyboard integration.
  • Easily add new actions for the TabBar with blocks.

MIT licensed.

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HVColorSelector

HVColorSelector

A color selector for iOS.

Here is a link to the wiki page where you can see the screenshots:

https://github.com/hetalv985/HVColorSelector/wiki

MIT licensed.

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NTSlidingViewController

NTSlidingViewController

NTSlidingViewController is right-and-left sliding view controller container

MIT licensed.

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