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Johann Dowa

Best Resources In iOS Development – April 23rd, 2012

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Another week has passed and there are a number of new iPhone and iPad developer resources that have been featured on the site.

This week’s top resources include a library allowing you to customize common UIKit controls beyond what can normally be done with the iOS SDK, a great tool now with an available trial for automatically generating Objective-C graphics code, and a new 3D game framework.

Here are the resources in order of popularity:

Open Source Library For Easily Customizing UIKit Controls With Shadows, Gradients, And More – A  very cool class allowing you to easily customize the look of UITableView’s,  UINavigationBar’s and UITabBar’s.

Open Source Completely Customizable iPhone UIAlertView Replacement Control – A nice alertview replacement allowing you to easily add images, progress indicators and more.

Tool That Automatically Creates Vector-Based Objective-C Graphics Code (Trial Available) – A tool that allows you to create graphics in a wysiwig environment and generate the Objective-C code used to generate those graphics in real time.

Beta Of Open Source 3D Game Framework With iOS Support Released By Blackberry – A new multi-platform 3D game framework with support for iOS, Android, and the Blackberry Playbook 2.

Tutorial: Building A Chat Application Easily Using Parse.Com For The Backend – An in-depth guide showing how you can use Parse.com in the creation of a chat app.

Free In-Depth Guide On Programming With Core Audio Available On iBookstore (or PDF) – A guide demonstrating how to work with audio queue’s, audio units and more.

Open Source iOS Grid Type Component With Built In PDF, Image And Video Showcasing – A great component for those creating a content based app providing automatic previewing and display of multiple types of files.

Example: Excellent Open Source iPad Twitter Client iPad Built With HTML5/Phonegap – Source code to an excellent twitter client available in the app store created with Phonegap (Cordova).

News: MapBox Platform Releases Official iOS SDK – MapBox a platform allowing you to create highly customized beautiful maps has released their iOS SDK.

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