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Best Resources In iOS Development – August 8th, 2011

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Welcome to the site, and to another best resources in iOS development listing the resources in digest form that have been added and featured in the last week listed ordered by popularity.

This week includes some excellent libraries, apps and some tutorials.  Most popular this week were some open source resources allowing you to easily use the iOS keychain, provide popup alerts to users, and read comic books.

Here are the resources:

Open Source: iOS Keychain Wrapper For Easily Securing User Data For Your App – Great library that allows you to secure user data by simply replacing calls to NSUserDefaults with calls to this library.

Open Source: Library For Easy Colorful Animated Information Popup Bubbles – Allows you to create colored UIPopover style bubbles with different animations to easily alert users with information.

Open Source: Beautiful Comic Book Reading App – A great comic book reader app that reads multiple comic book formats (CBR, CBZ, PDF) and looks fantastic.

Tutorial: Upload Videos With The Facebook Graph API – An easy to understand step by step tutorial that holds your hand through creating a simple app that uploads video directly to Facebook.

Tutorial: Dynamically Coloring Art In Cocos2D – Turn One Game Character Into Hundreds – Tutorial covering the useful sprite coloring features in Cocos2D and demonstrating how to use them to turn one game character (a bitizen) into many.

Open Source: UISwitch Replacement To Make Beautiful Custom Switches Easy – Library for beautiful looking rounded UISwitch replacements that can have different colors, and change in size to accomodate text within the switch.

Tutorial: A Colored Lens On A Black And White Background With Core Graphics – Tutorial demonstrating how to create multiple areas on the same screen with a different color palette using core graphics to create a color on black and white selector.

Tips: Xcode 4 – Hidden Features Uncovered – An excellent question and answer thread covering many excellent little known features in Xcode 4 that are great timesavers.

Open Source: Pre-compiled Curl, OpenSSL, Zlib, libEtPan, And GnuPG iOS Libraries – Open source project including precompiled versions of many different open source libraries, and a one touch build script if you’d rather build them yourself.

Open Source: Cross Platform iOS/Android 2D Game Framework Using The Squirrel Language – A full featured game framework that utilizes Squirrel – an object oriented scripting language designed to have all the positives of Lua without the negatives.

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