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Weekly Roundup

by Aaron Brethorst | March 12, 2012

Welcome to another Cocoa Controls Weekly Roundup. I hope you all had a productive week and a relaxing weekend! Over here, we’ve been hard at work upgrading the site to Rails 3.2 in order to make a whole raft of forthcoming feature and performance improvements far easier to implement. The update will be online later this week.

The other big news of the week, of course, was the announcement of The New iPad. Have you placed your pre-order yet? If not, it looks like every iPad model i...


Control of the Week: Photo Picker Plus

by Aaron Brethorst | March 12, 2012

Photo Picker+, our control of the week, is a new library from the recently-launched YC startup, Chute. It replaces the native photo chooser, and lets you select photos from Facebook, Picasa, Flickr, or Instagram, in addition to the local Camera Roll or Photo Stream. It returns the photo in the exact same format as the native image picker on iOS and Android so it is very simple to integrate. MIT licensed. You’ll also need to sign up for a free account


Weekly Roundup

by Aaron Brethorst | March 05, 2012

Welcome to another weekly roundup! We have a bunch of really cool, very inventive new controls for you this week. Enjoy!

Aaron

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Control of the Week: Filtrr

by Aaron Brethorst | March 05, 2012

This week’s control of the week is an awesome image filter library for iOS, called Filtrr. Filtrr was created by Omid Hashemi, and is based on Alex Michael’s filtrr.js. It includes a total of 11 different built-in image effects, and provides you with the tools to construct your own. MIT licensed.

Ch...


Weekly Roundup

by Aaron Brethorst | February 27, 2012

Hello everyone, and welcome to your weekly Cocoa Controls roundup! It’s been an exciting week for Mac developers with the unexpected announcement and Beta release of OS X Mountain Lion. Some of the new features, like Gatekeeper, are certainly not unexpected. This Cocoa developer, for one, is pleased that Apple has announced a reasonably middle-of-the-road approach that balances security with usability.

Perhaps one of the biggest surprises in Mountain Lion is what Apple did not ann...


Control of the Week: JTGestureBasedTableViewDemo

by Aaron Brethorst | February 27, 2012

If you’ve paid any attention to Mac or iOS news websites over the past week or two, you’ve probably heard a lot of people talking about the super-snazzy task management app, Clear.

Enterprising iOS developer, James Tang, recreated the core experience and released the source code on GitHub under the very permissive MIT license as JTGestureBasedTableViewDemo.


Weekly Roundup

by Aaron Brethorst | February 20, 2012

Howdy, and welcome to another weekly roundup. We’ve received an incredible number of controls over the past couple weeks—so many, in fact, that we’re now publishing two controls per day. At least for now. Last week’s Bootstrap 2.0 migration went relatively smoothly, and I haven’t heard anything about, so I can only assume that you haven’t run into too many issues. As always, though, please ping us if you have any problems.

Cheers,

Aaron

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Control of the Week

by Aaron Brethorst | February 20, 2012

DAKeyboardControl, our control of the week from Daniel Armitay, lets you duplicate the keyboard dismissal behavior seen in Messages on iOS 5. It allows the user to drag the UIKeyboard down from a view. The author notes that it doesn’t use any undocumented APIs but—to the best of his knowledge—has not been included in any App Store-accepted apps. MIT


Weekly Roundup

by Aaron Brethorst | February 13, 2012

Hi everyone, and welcome to another weekly roundup! The big news this week is that the new Bootstrap 2.0 UI just went live in the wee hours of Monday morning. Please let us know if you see anything out of the ordinary, have any comments, want to see less of something, or more of something else.

Here are a couple highlights from the UI refresh:

  • The layout of the controls pages has been simplified: we’ve consolidated a bunch of information under different tabs on the l...

Control of the Week

by Aaron Brethorst | February 13, 2012

Welcome to another edition of Control of the Week! This week, we have a flippin’ sweet addition for your MKMapViews: JBDaylightOverlay, a control that shows you a projection of sunlight and darkness across the planet. JBDaylightOverlay was written by John Boiles, a software engineer in the Bay Area. Check out the rest of his projects on his website while you’re at it, he’s both prolific and impressive!