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Best Resources In iOS Development – April 2nd, 2012

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Welcome to another edition of the best resources in iOS development featuring the resources featured on this site in the past week in order of popularity.

This weeks top features include a terrific component you can drop into your iOS apps providing terrific photo editing features, a guide showing you can use a finite state machine compiler for creating AI controlled game characters, and a very useful plugin for Phonegap developers allowing you to utilize the native iOS user interface.

Here are the resources:

Free Library Providing A Beautiful Full Featured Drop In Photo Editor For Your iOS Apps – A very elegant library you can quickly add into your apps providing advanced photo editing features.

Tutorial: How To Easily Create A Cocos2D AI Controlled Actors With A Finite State Machine Compiler – A detailed guide on how you can use a finite state machine compiler to quickly create Cocos2D character AI.

Open Source: Cordova (Phonegap) Plugin Enabling True Native iOS User Interfaces – A great plugin for anyone wanting to utilize native iOS interfaces in Phonegap.

Tutorial:How To Use OpenGL ES 2.0 Shaders With Cocos2D v2 To Make Cool Effects – A tutorial demonstrating how to take advantage of OpenGL ES shaders in the new version of Cocos2D.

Open Source: Framework For Easily Building Adding A Web Based Backend To iOS Objective-C Apps – A framework allowing you to create a backend for your apps with object/data saving and querying functionality.

Open Source: Compiler Stubs Enabling Weak References With ARC On Pre-iOS 5 Devices – Compiler stubs allowing you to use weak references on older iOS versions.

Open Source: Library Providing An Easier Annotated, Interactive MKMapView Implementation – A custom map view you can drop into your apps quickly great for when you need  basic map with annotations.

Open Source:NSNotification And KVO Objective-C Categories For Automatic Observer Removal – Very useful categories that remove the need to remove observers in your dealloc method.

Open Source: Javascript Library For Easily Handing Multi-Touch Gestures (Taps, Drags, And Transforms) – A very useful javascript library that provides an easy way to add multi-touch interaction into your web pages.

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