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iOS UI Controls

Open Source Swift Module For Creating Neatly Animated Tab Bar Items

I’ve mentioned a number of custom libraries and components for enhanced tab bars, most recently JFATabBarController which provides a nicely scrolling tab bar for going through several pages of items.

Here’s an open source Swift module that allows you to add a number of very slick animations to your tab bar, and also allowing you to provide animations of your own called RAMAnimatedTabBarController from Ramotion.

Open Source Project Allowing You To Use The iOS 8 UIAlertController Syntax In iOS 7

With the iOS 8 SDK Apple has delivered a much simpler API for creating UIAlertView’s and UIActionSheet’s, but if you’re looking to support iOS 7 you can’t use the new clean and simple syntax of UIAlertController.

Here’s an open source project from Peter Steinberger that bring backwards compatibility to the iOS 8 UIAlertController API with PSTAlertController.

Open Source iOS Library For Creating Beautiful Card Style Views

Many popular apps use card style interfaces to play data such as profiles and news, and I’ve mentioned a few libraries and components based on this pattern most recently ZLSwipeableView for handling different card wiping gestures.

Here’s a nice component realeased by Richard Kim and Jared Moskowitz allowing you to create stylish and easily customizable card views called RKCardView.

Open Source iOS Library Providing UI Components And Colors Inspired By Google Material Design

Earlier this year I mentioned the ZFRippleButton, and BFPaperButton custom  iOS button component libraries inspired by the flat look and ripple effect on press of Google material design.

Here’s a set of Swift based open source components submitted by Le Van Nghia providing even more components, a core animation layer you can add to UI components for adding ripple effects and a color helper library based on material design called MaterialKit.

Open Source Swift Based Component For Creating Great Looking Alerts Inspired By SweetAlert.js

Earlier this year I mentioned a nice open source component created in Swift for creating nice simple animated pop up alerts.

Here’s a submitted open source Swift based iOS component for creating great looking animated alerts inspired by the javascript library Sweet Alert called SweetAlert iOS.

Sweet Alert provides great looking alerts with nice animations based on user interactions and very easy usage.