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Best Resources In iOS Development – October 31, 2011

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Welcome to another edition of the best resources in iOS development listing resources from this website ordered by popularity.

Since the last update there has been a continued interest in information related to the new API’s introduced with iOS 5, and many new tutorials have been the iOS 5 programming tutorials  including several specifically on the new Xcode storyboards feature.

Here are the resources:

The Objective-C 2.0 @ Compiler Directives Cheat Sheet – A cheat sheet detailing each @ compiler directive in Objective-C 2.0.

iOS Library To Drastically Cleanup UIView Animation Sequence Code With Blocks (Open Source) – A library allowing you to create animation sequences with a very clean syntax using blocks.

Massive Cocos2D Extension Project For Easier Cocos2D Game Development – A post highlighting Kobold2D a project created to make the tedious things about Cocos2D such as insalling Cocos2D and related libraries easy.

Open Source Library To Add Image Cropping Into An iOS App Quickly – A very useful library if you want to add the ability to crop images into an app quickly.

Tutorial: How To Build A 2D Game Engine With iOS 5 GLKit – A step by step guide for building a 2D game engine.  While not yet complete – outlines the basics of using the GLKit framework. (added to the GLKit tutorial page)

Open Source: iOS Library For Easy In-App Ratings Popup W/App Switching Support – A library allowing you to quickly add a ratings dialog into your apps with autmoatic support for in-app switching.

Update: 56 Apps Now On Open Source iPhone and iPad Apps List – Several new apps were add to the open source iPhone apps listing.

Free Christmas iOS Game Graphics Set – A great set of free graphics for anyone looking to build a Christmas game formatted to work with the iPhone and iPad screens.

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