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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.

If you would like to add a library please submit it here.

A Set Of iOS Object And Collection Categories For Easy Importing And Creation Of JSON Data

I’ve mentioned a number of number of libraries such as JSONModel for working with Objective-C code providing ways to convert JSON data to objects with a number of extraf eatures.

Here’s a lightweight library that provides dead simple conversion of JSON data to objects and collections called CollectionFactory from Elliot Chance.

The library provides a set of categories for NSArray, NSDictionary, NSMutableDictionary and NSObject for easily importing JSON data into these structures, and exporting data from these structures as JSON data.

Tool For In App Debugging Featuring View Modification, View Hierarchy Browsing And More

I’ve mentioned a number of tools for debugging user interfaces most recently the hierarchy detective tool that allows you to view your user interface hierarchy in 3d space.

Here’s an open source tool from Flipboard for in-app exploration and debugging called FLEX.   Flex provides many nice features including the ability to modify your running views, browse through the view hierarchy and  access live objects on the heap.

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.