Welcome back to the weekly feature of the most popular new resources mentioned on the site in the past week.
This weeks most popular resource is a library that allows you to create high quality flat style user interface controls.
Here are the 3 most popular resources for the last week:
About a year ago I mentioned a useful library allowing you to send e-mail via the SMTP and IMAP protocols that automatically handles any message encoding.
Here’s a control allowing you to create a recipient bar styled similar to that found within the Mail App called TURecipientBar from David Beck.
TURecipientBar uses auto layout to keep everything aligned properly, a removable add button, a customizable look and more.
Here’s an image of TURecipientBar in action:
Flat user interface design is extremely popular because of the excellent minimalist look.
Here’s a library from Grouper called FlatUIKit that allows you to easily create flat user interface elements for your switches, sliders, steppers, nav bar, alert view and buttons.
You can also customize the colors of each element, and depending on the element you can also customize the corner radius, shadowing, text, and more.
Earlier this year I mentioned a thread safe NSTimer replacement.
Here’s an interesting library from Cue called TheKitchenSync providing a library that makes iOS concurrency programming easier.
The library provides thread safe arrays and dictionary classes, an enhanced dispatch queue, easy to implement locks and more.
As the readme states:
Cue’s iOS concurrency library, TheKitchenSync, provides you with a set of advanced locks and thread-safe collections, similar to what you might find in Java.
Earlier today I posted about a navigation control with Flipboard style transitions.
Shortly after I received a tip about another excellent new side drawer navigation control (similar to the Facebook inspired Viewdeck) this one enabling a wide variety of customizations called MMDrawerController from Mutual Mobile.
With MMDrawerController you can set up customizable animations – and the included example has slide, slide and scale, swinging door, and parallax navigations.