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Johann Dowa

Best Resources In iOS Development – February 14th 2011

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Welcome to the site, and to another edition of the best resources in iOS development featuring the most popular resources from this site in the last week.  The pace of iOS open source development appears to be growing, and thanks to the Mac App store the number of specialized tools for iOS developers is also increasing.

Highlighted this week are some great open source libraries allowing for easier communication with web services, and RSS feed parsing.

Here are the resources:

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Open Source: Restkit Library For Easier Communication With RESTful Web Services – A great high level Objective-C library for communicating with RESTful web services.

Open Source: Easy iOS RSS and Atom Feed Parser Library – A library specifically created for parsing RSS and atom feeds allowing for easy XML parsing.

iPhone Balloon Game Programming Tutorial: Adding Retina Display Support – An update to the balloon game programming tutorial enabling retina support.

Tool: Easily Gather Sprite Data For Box2D And Generate Cocos2D Code – A great tool that allows you to gather sprite data, and even generate Box2D code based on your sprites.

Tool: Objective-C Code Generator For Faster App Development – A very interesting code generator that eliminates much of the tedium of coding in Objective-C.

Open Source: In App Location Maps Using Any Map Source – A library that acts very similarly to Mapkit, but allows for multiple map sources, even specially created ones.

Open Source: Cross Platform Cocos2D Game Engine Using C++ (Cocos2D-X) – An open source project featuring a C++ version of Cocos2D that runs on multiple platforms including iOS and Android.

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