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iOS Development Libraries

This category mainly features open source libraries for iOS development. Any library relevant for iOS developers can be posted here, that includes libraries specifically for game development on the iPhone and iPad.

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Open Source Animation Library Based On Pop Featuring Animation Creation In Storyboards

Previously I mentioned the Pop animation framework and add-ons enhancing Pop with a quadrilateral property for interesting 3d transforms, making the Pop syntax more concise, and a library built on Pop providing a number of nice pre-built animations.

Here’s a library called FastAnimationWithPOP from William Zang that makes creating animations with Pop easier through attributes so you can create different animations without code in Storyboards (you can also create animations easily using code if desired).

Open Source iOS Library For Easily Presenting Views As Popups With Animations And More

I’ve mentioned a number of components for creating custom popups and alert views most recently SCLAlertView-Swift  that allows you to create some nice iconized alert views.

Here’s an open source library that allows you to present any custom view as a popup with helpers for animations, background dimming and more called KLCPopup from Jeff Mascia and team Kullect.

The features of KLCPopup include:

Open Source iOS Library For Creating Great-Looking Scrollable Bar Charts

So far this year I’ve mentioned a number of graph and charting libraries most recently the BEMSimpleLineGraph library allowing you to make great looking line graphs.

Here’s an open source library for making great looking scrolling bar charts with a number of nice features called RWBarChartView from Bin Zhang with a number of nice features.

Open Source iOS Library Providing Direct Access To Data Stored Within Zip Files

In the past I mentioned a few libraries for working with zip files on the iOS platform, and the ZipZap libray provides a nice syntax for creating/unzipping zip files and has kept up to date.

Here’s a library providing a custom NSURLProtocol that allows you to simply load the content of zip files using a common URL request called ADZipURLProtocol from Applidium.

With ADZipURLProtocol you can simply load images, text files, whatever form a zip archive stored locally or from the web.

An Open Source Swift Math Library Inspired By Python’s NumPy

Last week I mentioned the Pythonic library providing an extensive number of helpers inspired by Python’s standard library.

Here’s a Swift math library with syntax inspired by Python’s NumPy for easy and quick computation called Swix – the Swift Matrix Library from Scott Sievert.

Swix wraps math functionality found in Swift, and also calls math functions in the Accelerate framework and OpenCV libraries.  The library is not a complete scientific computation library like NumPy (at least not at this stage) , but already implements many nice features.