iOS Open Source – Coverflow-Like Code

I’ve been on a hunt for an open source implementation of a Coverflow look alike. Thanks for to oldbeamer at Stackoverflow for answering the question I posted to find an open source version and many thanks to William Woody at Chaos In Motion.

A short movie showing a series of six images (jpg files) is below.

Flowcover demo

Very cool, thanks again William, nice work! You can find the source code here: Flowcover.

  1. Thanks!

    I actually hacked this together as a sort of protest against Peeps being rejected for using a private API when they simply rolled their own Cover Flow implementation. Since then, Apple has allowed Peeps on the App Store.

  2. Hi,
    Thanks william for a great cover like flow. Sorry for my ignorance, does Apple allows this now? I am hopin g that this doesnot come under Private APIs.

    • I’ve used FlowCover in three applications (Bikini.com Supermodel Party, Hunkalicious and Savini Rims and Rides), all three have been approved by Apple.

      However, with that said, Apple did contact me about whether or not I was using their Coverflow API in the Savini app.

      John

  3. Hi John,
    Thanks for you help before. I have a question on selecting the image. I want to do the following :
    – Pick an image at the center ( after moving the images)
    – Pass the touched image / UIImage to controller so that controller manipulates the image & displays that in a different UI.

    So how do we get particular UIImage when we touch at the center.

    Would be grateful to you if can answer.

    Thanks,
    -Sat

  4. Hi,
    Thanks william for a great cover like flow. How to make cover flow use @2x images for retina display.

    Thanks in advance

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