Weekly Roundup 23 Jan 2012

Hi everybody – Welcome to another weekly Cocoa Controls roundup.

All the best,

Aaron

Cocoa Controls Roundup

KnobGarageBandStyle

This is a snazzy-looking GarageBand styled knob. Tragically, it does not go to 11.

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Control of the Week

We have a ton of great, new controls for your perusal this week, as you’ll see in the Weekly Roundup, coming on Tuesday (or Monday if you join our mailing list). And, as always, to kick this off, we have another awesome control of the week for you to play around with.

Our latest Control of the Week is

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Control of the Week

Welcome to another edition of Control of the Week! We’ve published some great new controls on here this week, under the watchful eye of our new logo (I dig it; what do you think?): seven cool new tools for iOS developers to use to enhance, beautify and simplify their apps. You’ll hear more about them on Tuesday when I publish the weekly roundup to the blog, or you can get it a day early by subscribing to our spam-free, totally awesome newsletter (the signup box is just over there o...

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Weekly Roundup, 01/09/12

Welcome to another Cocoa Controls weekly roundup! I hope your holidays were happy, safe and (occasionally) productive! We have another great batch of seven new iOS controls for your perusal.

All the best,

Aaron

JGMediaPicker

This week’s Control of the Week, JGMediaPicker is a terrific replacement for MPMediaPickerCont...

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Control of the Week, 01/06

Welcome to another Control of the Week post! I hope you successfully survived the holidays, and are happy and excited to be back to work.

This week’s Control of the Week comes from Jamin Guy, an iOS developer with Griffin Technology. His best known app has over two million(!) downloads, and he appears to be quite the relentless helper-outer (question-answerer?) on StackOverflow for iOS questions.

Yes, that’s right: our control of...

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App Design Vault thinks we're one of the top 32 resources for iOS developers

Ain’t that nice?

Top 32 Resources A Mobile App Developer Should Know About
[Source: iPhone App Design]

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Weekly Roundup, 01/02/12

Happy New Year, and happy birthday to Cocoa Controls! The site was launched on January 3, 2011, and has grown beyond my wildest expectations from a year ago. Thank you so much for showing up, using the controls you find here, submitting new content, and just generally being the most awesome community I could possibly hope for.

Here’s to a terrific 2012!

Aaron

SBStackedBarChart

SBStackedBarChar...

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Control of the Week, 12/30

Happy New Year, and welcome to another control of the week post! We’ve seen a lot of cool stuff posted here over the past week, but my personal favorite offers you another UI element from one of the best new apps of the past couple months: Path 2.0.

Meet TimeScroller for iOS, which lets you declutter your UI by moving posted times out of your table cells and onto a snazzy clock overlay. As always it’s...

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Weekly Roundup

Hello everyone, and welcome to this belated holiday weekly roundup! I’m sure you all understand that sometimes these things happen when you wwebsite as on the Internet.

I’ve been hard at work adding videos to all of our controls demoing their functionality. It’ll probably be a while before they all have videos, but I’ll be going back through the existing catalog in rating order while simultaneously adding videos to new controls that are published, which should hi...

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Control of the Week

Happy holidays everyone, and welcome to an extremely belated Control of the Week post! But you know how it goes sometimes when you wwebsite as on the Internet. This past week saw some interesting controls, but my personal favorite was F3BarGauge, which provides you with several different styles of digital gauges like you might see on an audio mixing board. I can imagine a number of places where the peak hold indicator esp...

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Weekly Roundup

Hi folks, and welcome to another Cocoa Controls Weekly Roundup! We have seven cool new iOS controls for your perusal this week, including my personal favorite (and control of the week), SBTickerView.

CKReflectionImage

This control, licensed under the GPL, makes it super easy to render a reflection under an arbitrary image.

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Control of the Week, 12/16

Howdy and welcome to another (slightly delayed) control of the week post! This week I want to highlight SBTickerView, which gives you a really easy-to-use, highly flexible take on the awesome Flipboard ‘flip’ animation.

SBTickerView allows you to flip arbitrary views, which means you can flip an individual UIImageView, your view controller’s entire view, or anything else! This control, written by Simon Blomme...

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Weekly Roundup 12/12

Welcome to another weekly roundup! We have a bunch of cool stuff for iOS developers this week, including another Facebook view controller slider, and a couple snazzy Twitter-related controls. If you read the Control of the Week post, you already know about one of the Twitter-related items, and if you don’t read them, you should!

Cheers,
Aaron

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Control of the Week

A few days ago, I came across Ken Matsui’s MFDoorwayTransition project on GitHub. I thought it offered a really gorgeous way to transition from one app area to another. Say, for instance, you want to clearly delineate your app’s login experience from the main functionality in a way that’s more interesting than simply hiding a modal view controller. For this sort of scenario, MFDoorwayTransition ...

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Weekly Roundup 12/05

Welcome back to another weekly roundup! Another week, another seven awesome controls (and icon set!) for your perusal, edification, and iOS app-enhancement. We have some neat stuff for you, ranging from an icon set, MapKit extensions, a feature cloned from an awesome new app, and more!

CBEditableImageView

This is an OS X control that mimics the editable image well found in the Users System Preferences pane. It ...

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Control of the Week

Welcome back to another edition of ‘Control of the Week!’ As you’ll see in the roundup, coming out in a couple days, we’ve seen a ton of great, new content over the past week, but one control in particular really stands out.

You might have seen TechCrunch’s post on Tuesday about the new Path 2.0 app. I did, and I was absolutely blown away ...

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Weekly Roundup for 11/28

Welcome to another weekly roundup! This week has seen some really cool stuff

PSPushPopPressView

Yet another cool open source control from Pete Steinberger. PSPushPopPressView lets y...

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Introducing the Cocoa Controls mobile icons

As you might have spotted, we recently ran a quick survey on the website (huge thanks to everyone who completed it!)

As a token of our appreciation for doing so, we gave away some rather nice looking sets of icons, from IconK.it. Well, it turns out we rather liked them as well, so we’re delighted to announce that we’ve now bought the set, and it’s available for sale exclusively on Cocoa Controls for just $15.

So, if you’re after a good-looking set of 450 i...

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Control of the Week

Howdy folks – We’ve seen some great new stuff posted to the site this week, all of which will be described in more detail with Tuesday’s roundup post (or, Monday, for those of you on the mailing list).

Today, I want to highlight one particular control that I think is really awesome: Javier Berlana’s KeyBurnsView. This control lets you create a slideshow that uses a Ken Burns effect to transition between ...

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Weekly Roundup for 11/21

Welcome back to another weekly roundup. To all of you on our mailing list receiving this on Monday, the 21st, thanks for signing up! For everyone else reading this on the blog on Tuesday, the 22nd, or later, please feel free to sign up for our mailing list (you can find a link on the main controls page), so that you too can receive the roundup a day earlier than everyone else!

Also, thanks to everyone who took our survey, we hope you enjoy...

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Control of the Week

Hey folks – Today I want to highlight a control that was just posted to the site this morning: SPGroupedTabView, a cool take on tab views for OS X from Philip Dow

Also, make sure you check out Philip’s website, where he has a ton of other great open source code for OS X.

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Weekly Roundup 11/07 - 11/13

Hello weekly roundup readers – if you’re joining us from the mailing list, welcome! Otherwise, if you’re reading this on the web, I invite you to sign up for our mailing list. The weekly roundup is now going out to folks on our mailing list earlier than it’s being posted to the web, so that’s the best, easiest and fastest way to find out what’s new and awesome here on Cocoa Controls.

You can sign up for the mailing list by heading over to the

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Weekly Roundup 10/31 - 11/06

Howdy folks – We’re starting something different as of this week. Weekly roundups will be posted on Tuesday from here on out. HOWEVER: if you’d still like to get them on Mondays, add your email address to our mailing list, and we’ll make sure you get it a whole day earlier than anyone else.

Cheers,
Aaron

MultiCo...

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Introductions

Hello!

This is my first public appearance on the site although you can see me in the about page. My background is in design and user experience and, assuming you are visiting our site because you are building apps, I thought you may be interested in some design and UX posts…

Everyone knows that the success of an app depends largely from its user experience, but i...

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Usability testing mobile devices

Usability testing is the gold standard for evaluating user interfaces. Although many people are familiar with usability testing desktop systems or web sites, fewer people have experience testing mobile devices. As we’ve discussed before, mobile is different from desktop and this applies to usability testing too. When you’r...

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