Weekly Roundup

Welcome to our roundup! We have a phenomenal batch of controls for you this week. There are just some absolute gems in there. Make sure you take the time and check them all out. Also, in case you don’t read Hacker News, a series of blog posts have been showing up on the front page from a fellow named Trevor McKendrick, who has been writing about how to find profitable, unsaturated niches in the App Store. I think you’ll learn a ton from them, so make sure to read the whol...

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Control of the Week: Home

Home

Facebook Home port for iOS.

This is an attempt to replicate essential elements of the Facebook Home ex...

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Sponsored by HelpShift

We’re delighted to have HelpShift back as our sponsor this week. Check out their new CocoaPod for even faster integration into your iOS apps:

pod 'Helpshift', '~> 2.3.0'

This week’s Weekly Roundup is brought to you by HelpShift, the integrated Help Desk for native apps. I’ve tried out HelpShift and I must say I couldn’t be happier. It is, by far, the best support system I’ve used for my apps, and the easiest to integrate.

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Weekly Roundup

As Spring abruptly changes into Summer here in Seattle, I’ve been reflecting on what we can expect out of Apple and their Summer plans. First, WWDC is coming in just under a month-and-a-half. We know that iOS 7 and Mac OS X 10.9 are virtually guaranteed to be unveiled at the event. Also, word is that engineers are being pulled off the next Mac OS X release to help shor...

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Control of the Week: APParallaxHeader

APParallaxHeader

This category makes it super easy to add a parallax header view to your table views...

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Weekly Roundup

Hi all, WWDC is upon us! And, if you didn’t buy tickets in the first two minutes, it sounds like you’re not going to be going. On the plus side of things, Apple will be posting session videos during the conference, so you’ll be able to learn all about what’s coming in iOS 7 and Mac OS X 10.9. (At least, I assume they’re both being announced.)

All the best,
Aaron

p.s. we’re still looking for more folks...

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App of the Week: Distant Suns

Distant Suns

Distant Suns has been your personal guide to the cosmos since 1985. First on the desktop,...

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Control of the Week: ChatHeads

ChatHeads

ChatHeads is a new feature in Facebook.app 6.0 where little bubbles appear in the iOS app when somebody sen...

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Weekly Roundup

Hi everyone, and welcome to our weekly roundup! I hope you enjoyed all of the developer interviews we’ve posted. If you didn’t have a chance to see them, I highly recommend checking them out!

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App of the Week: Travel Altimeter Lite

Travel Altimeter Lite


Our app of the week is Travel Altimeter Lite, a simple and ...

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Control of the Week: TSMessages

TSMessages

This framework provides an easy to use class to show little notification views on the top of th...

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Hon Cheng - Cocoa Developer Interview

Cocoa Controls: Who are you? What do you do?

Hon Cheng: I’m Hon Cheng, an iOS developer based in Singapore. I enjoy both design and coding, and especially love creating custom UIs. I got started with open-source projects like PaperFold to share that passion.

I co-founded buUuk, a mobile application development company in Sing...

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Sponsored by HelpShift

We’re delighted to have HelpShift back as our sponsor this week. Check out their new CocoaPod for even faster integration into your iOS apps:

pod 'Helpshift', '~> 2.0.0'

This week’s Weekly Roundup is brought to you by HelpShift, the integrated Help Desk for native apps. I’ve tried out HelpShift and I must say I couldn’t be happier. It is, by far, the best support system I’ve used for my apps, and the easiest to integrate.

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Weekly Roundup

Welcome to our weekly roundup! Beyond our usual assortment of view components, we have a couple libraries for your perusal today: EtPanKit, an Objective-C interface for the IMAP and SMTP library used in the mail client Sparrow, and Nocilla, an HTTP stubbing library. Check them out and let us know what you think!

Additionally, this past week, we published interviews with three of my favorite people in the iOS d...

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Nick Lockwood - Cocoa Developer Interview

Nick Lockwood

Cocoa Controls: Who are you? What do you do?

Nick Lockwood: My name is Nick Lockwood, I live a double life:

By day I’m head of iOS development at a digital agency called AKQA in London.

By night I’m an open source library factory and aspiring indie App Store developer.

I also somehow find ...

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Control of the Week: Kingpin

Kingpin

A drop-in MKAnnotation clustering library for iOS.

  • Uses a 2-d tree under the hood for max...
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App of the Week: Quicklytics

Quicklytics

Eduardo Scoz, the author of Quicklytics, just launched version 8.0 of his product. It makes terrific use o...

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Jonathan Penn - Cocoa Developer Interview

Photo of Jonathan Penn

Cocoa Controls: Who are you? What do you do?

Jonathan Penn: I am Jonathan Penn, solver of problems, pusher of bits. My clients like me enough to keep asking me back and I have the usual suspects of side projects to keep me busy. I’m quite proud of my new book, Test iOS Apps With UI Automation

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Tope Abayomi - Cocoa Developer Interview

Tope Abayomi

Cocoa Controls: Who are you? What do you do?

Tope Abayomi: I am Tope Abayomi, kind of a geek but I try to deny that, unsuccessfully :-). I run App Design Vault, where we give developers design templates to make their apps look good.

CC: What’s on your iPhone’s home screen?

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Weekly Roundup

Welcome to our weekly roundup! In addition to our regular features, we have a list of interesting articles and links from around the web for your entertainment and edification. Check it out! Coming up next week, we’ll have our first in a series of interviews with notable folks from the iOS developer community. Know someone we should feature? Drop us a line to let us know. We’ll also have a fantastic look at combining AFNetworking with ReactiveCocoa.

Cheers,
Aaron

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Daniel Amitay - Cocoa Developer Interview

Photo of Daniel Amitay

Cocoa Controls: Who are you? What do you do?

Daniel Amitay: Hey there, I’m Daniel Amitay. I live in NYC and am currently working on the SleepBot app for iOS. I am probably best known for Big Brother Camera Security, which ...

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Control of the Week: MSPullToRefreshController

MSPullToRefreshController

Allows you to have implement a “pull to refresh” contr...

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Weekly Roundup

Welcome to our weekly roundup! This week, we have a cool, new commercial control for you, along with a ton of gorgeous open-source components. MFLHintLabel offers a number of really snazzy text animations that will serve to really differentiate the right app from everything else that’s out there. And, at $24.99, it’s a bargain. It’d probably take you several days of work to replicate it, and who wants to do that...

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App of the Week: Animoto Video Maker

Animoto Video Maker


Our App of the Week is Animoto Video Maker, which lets you create really gorgeous, shareable videos from the photos and videos on...

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Control of the Week: FontAwesomeIconFactory

FontAwesomeIconFactory

Create icons using the resolution-independent Font Awesome. Works for iOS and OS X.

Font Awesome was created by Dave Gandy -

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