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Weekly Roundup

by Aaron Brethorst | May 14, 2012

Welcome to our weekly roundup! We have five nifty iOS controls and two OS X controls for your perusal this week.

In other news, GitHub released an update to their Mac client this past week, and included a nice surprise in it: a huge number of commits to Twitter’s semi-dormant TwUI project, which have since been merged back in.

Meanwhile raywenderlich.com has a terrif...


Control of the Week: GSBookShelf

by Aaron Brethorst | May 14, 2012

Our control of the week, GSBookShelf, is an iBooks-inspired bookshelf control (in case the name didn’t give that away!). It supports animated deletion, reordering, and addition. This is an absolutely gorgeous control, and is available under a BSD license.

Find out more, or


Weekly Roundup

by Aaron Brethorst | May 07, 2012

Hello everyone, and welcome to the latest edition of the Cocoa Controls weekly roundup. I’m continually impressed by the resourcefulness, capability and generosity of the iOS developer community, and this week definitely has not disappointed me. We have some awesome stuff for you to check out below.

What We’re Reading

  • RubyMotion Review – Sam Soffes takes a look at the recently announced Ruby iOS de...

Control of the Week: ADLivelyTableView

by Aaron Brethorst | May 07, 2012

Our control of the week, ADLivelyTableView, was created by Applidium, a French iOS development shop (who apparently also ported Vim to iOS(!)). It is a drop-in subclass of UITableView that lets you add custom animations to any UITableView. If I’m not mistaken, it’s modeled after a series of CSS3 animations that appeared on Hacker News a few weeks back. BSD licensed, and ridiculously cool.


Weekly Roundup

by Aaron Brethorst | April 30, 2012

Hi everyone, and welcome to this week’s weekly roundup. How well did you do on ordering tickets to WWDC this year? For me, being on the United States’ west coast, the tickets sold out before I even woke up. Oh well, at least the sessions are available on iTunes.

Cheers,
Aaron

What We’re Reading


How do you find the controls on Cocoa Controls?

by Marine Barbaroux | April 30, 2012

Hey guys !

About two weeks ago, we ran a quick survey on the website to ask how you found the current content of Cocoa Controls. Now’s the time to share the results, and what we’re gonna do with the info we collected.

For a start, thank you for your feedback: we’ve had 433 respondents in two weeks, which is more than we anticipated, and very few of you say we have poor content. This is reassuring but maybe also expected: if you weren’t somewhat happy about it, yo...


Control of the Week: LIExposeController

by Aaron Brethorst | April 30, 2012

LIExposeController, our control of the week, was developed by LinkedIn for their iOS application, and offers up an Exposé-like navigation paradigm for iOS apps. You can check out an example of this in the wild in LinkedIn’s own iPhone app, of course. LIExposeController acts as a container view controller*, much like UINavigationController or UITabBarController. It man...


Weekly Roundup

by Aaron Brethorst | April 23, 2012

Howdy all, and welcome to another weekly roundup; we have a particularly awesome selection of controls for you this week, so let’s get to it!

What We’ve Been Reading

  • Novocaine – Really fast audio in iOS and Mac OS X using Audio Units is hard, and will leave you scarred and bloody. What used to take days can now be done with just a few lines of code.

Control of the Week: PrettyKit

by Aaron Brethorst | April 23, 2012

Our control of the week, PrettyKit, authored by Víctor Pena is a small set of new widgets and UIKit subclasses such as UITableViewCell, UINavigationBar or UITabBar that gives you a deeper UIKit customization. You will be able to change their background color, add gradients, shadows, etc. MIT licensed.

Check it out on CocoaControls, or


Weekly Roundup

by Aaron Brethorst | April 16, 2012

Welcome to our weekly roundup! This appears to be the week of paging controls, ranging from a container view controller with a scroll view, to a UITableViewDataSource-esque scroll view, to an App Store-like screenshot paging view.

Cheers,
Aaron

Interesting Links

  • Nib Memory Management – Mike Ash’s Friday Q&A looks at nib memory management, and some of the dif...