Archive for the “Open Source” category
by John Muchow on December 2, 2013
Ross Gibson is the author of TTCounterLabel: A custom UILabel that acts as a time counter, counting up or down and formatting the string to hours, minutes, seconds and milliseconds. Designed to accept a value in milliseconds that is then (…)
by John Muchow on November 13, 2013
Brushes, an open source painting app written by Steve Sprang: An accelerated OpenGL-based painting engine makes painting smooth and responsive — even with huge brush sizes. Brushes also records every step in your painting. Show off your creative process by (…)
by John Muchow on November 11, 2013
Johnny Wu is the author of JYRadarChart, an open source project that displays charts that mimic a radar display. The screenshot below shows an example:
by John Muchow on November 4, 2013
Robert Böhnke on his block based animation project: RBBAnimation is a subclass of CAKeyframeAnimation that allows you to declare your animations using blocks instead of writing out all the individual key-frames. This gives you greater flexibility when specifying your animations (…)
by John Muchow on November 1, 2013
Overshare: Sharing is far too cumbersome to implement on iOS. UIActivityViewController is too limiting, and rolling your own library is too time-consuming. Most devs end up settling for underwhelming sharing options for lack of the time or inclination to make (…)
by John Muchow on October 1, 2013
Tomasz Szulc is the developer of TSActivityIndicatorView, a customizable alternative to the iOS activity control: If you use this class you can not only make circular Indicators, you can add images such as 3 rotating balls.
by John Muchow on September 9, 2013
Chris Parrish is the author of Resistance: Sample project that implements a table view cell with a sliding content view similar to iOS 7 mail. – Each cell has a content view that can be slid to the left, but (…)
by John Muchow on September 5, 2013
Nick Lockwood is the author of the open source project FXBlurView: …UIView subclass that replicates the iOS 7 realtime background blur effect, but works on iOS 5 and above. It is designed to be as fast and as simple to (…)
by John Muchow on August 27, 2013
Joel Levin is the author of ADNKit, a framework for building App.net iOS and OS X applications. Design principles of ADNKit: – Simple and powerful API – As much heavylifting as possible is done for you – 100% App.net API (…)
by John Muchow on July 29, 2013
KZPropertyMapper is an open source project written by Krzysztof Zabłocki: Simple self contained class that allows you to specify mapping between data you receive and data representation you have in your application.
by John Muchow on July 22, 2013
Marius Landwehr created HexColors: …easy drop in category for HexColor integration in iOS and Mac OS X…easy to use and can be used for UIColor and NSColor class. HexColors on github
by John Muchow on July 2, 2013
MKUnits an iOS open source project, written by Michal Konturek, which provides units of measure for physical objects and related methods such as conversion between units. MKUnits currently supports: Area (base unit: square meter) Bytes (base unit: bit) Mass (base (…)
by John Muchow on June 19, 2013
Wess Cope published Shift, just hours ago: Shift is just a tiny category that adds a cute little state machine to NSObject. Sometimes good things come in small packages. Download Shift from github.
by John Muchow on June 14, 2013
honcheng is the author of PaperFoldGallery, a UI control that displays multiple views in a paginated UIScrollView. The name comes from the animation between views which mimics the appearance of vertically folding and unfolding a piece of paper. Download PaperFoldGallery (…)
by John Muchow on June 12, 2013
Nicholas Bruning is the author of an Objective-C library that performs fast fuzzy string matching and scoring.
by John Muchow on June 5, 2013
Collection of flat UI controls for iOS. An example of UITableViewCell follows: Download FlatUI from github.
by John Muchow on June 4, 2013
WordPress for iOS has come a long ways and the latest version has a nice polish. For the uninitiated, the WordPress app is open source. Well worth some time if you are looking for a solid code base to learn (…)
by John Muchow on May 31, 2013
Konstantin Boukreev is the author of KXMenu, a popup menu that will adjust its location and the indicator arrow based on where it is invoked. Download KXMenu