Weekly Roundup

Welcome to our weekly roundup! I’m always impressed by the quality and usefulness of the components that you, our readers, give back to the community, and this week is certainly no exception. For instance, our app of the week, DIY.org, uses several incredibly useful components that were open sourced by the authors, like a persistent background queue, for which I happen to have a pressing need!

Meanwhile, our control of the week, MYIntroductionView, is som...

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App of the Week: DIY.org

This week’s app of the week is DIY.org, which proves that you really don’t have to do it all yourself when youR...

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Control of the Week: MYIntroductionView

MYIntroductionView

A “drop-in” solution for building stylish app introductions and tutorials.

MIT licensed.

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Sponsored by HelpShift

We’re delighted to have HelpShift back as our sponsor this week. They just rolled out a new user interface for their admin console, and I think it looks gorgeous. You really should check them out.

This week’s Weekly Roundup is brought to you by HelpShift, the integrated Help Desk for native apps. I’ve tried out HelpShift and integrated it into an app of mine that should be shipping soon, and I must say I couldn’t be happier. It is, by far, the best support system...

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App of the Week: Artfinder

Bondsy

Artfinder makes extensive use of open source components, counting no less than 5 controls from our site in its source...

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Control of the Week: MCSwipeTableViewCell

MCSwipeTableViewCell

MCSwipeTableViewCell implements the gestural table view cell style seen in the very well-executed Mailbox iOS app.

MIT licensed. <...>

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Weekly Roundup

Hi everyone, and welcome to our weekly roundup! In case you missed it, on Friday, we published a great guest post on iOS animations from Jayson Lane, the author of Static, which was our first-ever app of the week. Jayson wrote about the ’why’s’ and the ’how’s...

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Controls of the Week: HCPushBackAnimation and SVPulsingAnnotationView

As occasionally happens, we had so many fantastic controls published this week that it was impossible for me to pick just one to highlight. So, without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to HCPushBackAnimation and SVPulsingAnnotationView.

HCPushBackAnimation

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App of the Week: Bondsy

Bondsy

Bondsy is a gorgeous-looking free app for buying, selling, giving, and getting stu...

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Delight Your Users with Subtle, Beautiful Animations

Apple transformed themselves from an also-ran computer maker to the biggest PC-maker, most profitable phone company, and the most valuable technology company in the world by focusing relentlessly on delighting their users. For example, Apple products are typified by their natural and fluid transitions and animations. Although this is only a small slice of the ‘delight pie,’ it is still a critical aspect of a successful application’s user experience, and one that must be studi...

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Weekly Roundup

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Hi everyone, and welcome to our weekly roundup! It’s finally March, which means Spring is right around the corner, and with it, registration for Google and Apple’s annual developer conferences. Given the speed at which Google I/O sells out every ye...

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App of the Week: Hunt the Monsters! 2

I can’t say I ever expected to be talking about a game as our app of the week, but the way that this one was built gives me no choice. The open source library that powers it is called

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Control of the Week: PSTCollectionView

PSTCollectionView

Open Source, 100% API compatible replacement of UICollectionView for iOS4+.

MIT licensed.

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Weekly Roundup

Hello, everyone, and welcome to our weekly roundup! We have a ton of terrific, new controls for your viewing pleasure today, along with a great new app sample that shows off what you can do with Heroku and Core Data in just 3 minutes (but wait, there’s more!). Also, Google’s new Maps SDK for iOS was just widely released this week, and we’d love to see samples showing off what you can do with it.

One last item of note: we have some space for sp...

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App of the Week: Minimalist Calculator

Minimalist Calculator is a beautiful calculator app created by Horace Ho that uses six different controls and components featured here on the site. It’s a terri...

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Control of the Week: SDScaffoldSync

 SDScaffoldSync

Create a Cloud Syncing Mobile App in 3 Minutes.

Building an app that syncs its data in the cloud can be difficult. That’s where SDScaffoldSync comes into play. SDScaffold...

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Weekly Roundup

Hello everyone, and welcome to our weekly roundup! Ever wondered what it takes to get a top-rated control here on Cocoa Controls? Tope Abayomi, the creator of App Design Vault, had a guest post on our blog last week that gives six great tips on getting a lot of visibility here on our site. Take a look!

Also, I want to thank HelpShift for sponsori...

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Sponsored by HelpShift

I want to say a few words about HelpShift, our sponsor for the roundup. They reached out to us about sponsoring us because of the quality and capability of the developers who patronize our site. Please take a few minutes to check out their offerings. I feel very strongly about only featuring content on Cocoa Controls that I feel is worthy of your attention, and their product is no exception. Before we agreed to their sponsorship, I tried out their product and integrated it into an iOS app I...

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App of the Week: Living Earth

Backspaces

Just last night, I was playing around with Living Earth, a stunningly beautiful clock and weather app built around a...

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Control of the Week: REActivityViewController




REActivityViewController

Open source alternative to UIActivityViewController, highly customizable and compatible with iOS 5.0. It allows t...

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6 Steps To Getting a Top Rated Control

Cocoa Controls has become the go-to location to get custom controls for your app. All you have to do is take a look the requests on StackOverflow for an Android version of the site and you can see that what Aaron has created here is truly unique.

Apps like eBay, Evernote and Facebook messenger use controls from here. Imagine the bragging rights you can get by sa...

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Weekly Roundup

Welcome to our weekly roundup! We have a bunch of cool stuff for you this week, ranging from a TechCrunch-featured app that draws heavily from Cocoa Controls, to a beautiful new calendar component from Square, and a ton of other great content.

Speaking of apps…Have you added your apps to the site, yet? Authors love to know who uses their controls, and we love to be able to feature great new apps that take advantage of the rich open source content available to iOS developers. Find ...

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App of the Week: Moped

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Control of the Week: TimesSquare

TimesSquare

TimesSquare is a library to display a calendar in a view in your iPhone or iPad app. We wrote it after searching high and low for a better way and finding none.

Apache 2.0 lic...

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MTDirectionsKit Updated to 1.6.1

New version: MTDirectionsKit

MTDirectionsKit

Matthias Tretter, released an update for his feature rich directions-mapping framework, MTDirectionsKit,...

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