Here’s a component you can use to create a great looking animated sliding circular control complete with icons, text, and a rainbow outline.
The image below shows the control in action:
You’ll need to do some extra work to fully customize this component – as the readme states:
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 test push notifications in iOS simulator apps without needing to use Apple’s push notification service.
Here are the 3 most popular resources for the last week:
A few weeks ago I mentioned a collection of customized navigation bar graphics including some great styled UIBarButtonItem’s.
Here’s a library called BPBarButtonITem from BitSuites that allows you to make UIBarButtonItem style buttons with an easily customizable look included segmented buttons.
You can also style existing UIBarButtonItem’s using the library so you can use BPBarButtonItem to style UIBarButtonItem’s created within Xcode’s interface builder.
The BPBarButtonItem’s can also be styled using the UIAppearance Proxy.
Nearly 2 years ago I mentioned an excellent open source component for creating customizable interactive 3D earth display’s called WhirlyGlobe.
Here’s an example from the guys at MapBox showing how to create an app using MapBox and WhirlyGlobe.
The app was created to be a starting point for anyone looking to create an app with an interactive 3D globe, and features the ability to display different MapBox layers on the globe (such as Streets, Satelllite, and Terrain).
Previously I mentioned a couple of extremely useful open source objective-c libraries from HotelTonight – a UITextField with autocompletion, and NSNotificationCenter alternative that allows you assign multiple delegates to a single source.
Here’s a collection of libraries called HTKit from the HotelTonight team team that provides a great collection of objective-c UIKit utility libraries.
These libraries include helper libraries for drawing custom UI elements, core image filter enhancements, a library for automatically caching rendered components and more.