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Best Resources In iOS Development – April 30th, 2012

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Welcome to another edition of the best resources in iOS Development.  Showcasing the last week of resources on this site in order of popularity.

This week’s top iPhone and iPad developer resources include a very easy to use open source pull to refresh control, a wrapper that turns C-based OpenGL ES 2.0 components into Objective-C objects, and a tutorial demonstrating how to use the accessibility API beyond adding labels in the interface builder.

Here are the resources:

Open Source iOS Component That Enables Pull To Refresh With One Line Of Code – A great library for easily adding pull to refresh that doesn’t subclass UITableView.

Open Source Wrapper Makes It Easier To Work Use OpenGL ES 2.0 In Objective-C – Brilliant wrapper that wraps OpenGL ES objects into Objective-C objects.

Tutorial: In Depth Tutorial And Example On Using The iOS Accessibilty API – A step-by-step guide demonstrating how to make full use of the VoiceOver capability available on the iOS platform.

Tool: App To Develop iOS App Store Games Completely On Your iPad – A very cool app that allows you to use Lua to develop games (or any graphical apps) completely on your iPad.  (Mac/Xcode/iOS Developer account required to build for app store).

Open Source iOS Control For Easily Adding Elegant Customizable Hint Panels Into An App – A very versatile iOS control allowing you to add highly customizable panels which are great for giving tips to your users.

Tutorial: How To Easily Build A Location Based Social Messaging App With Parse – An in-depth tutorial and example showing how to build a social app using Parse for the backend.

Open Source iOS Control Automatically Creates Grid-Style Navigation From UIViewControllers – A very useful navigation control from LinkedIn to make creating app navigation easier.

Tutorial: How To Make Jagged Drawn Lines Smooth In Cocos2D – A tutorial inspired by the Paper app showing how to take jagged lines drawn by the user and turn them into neatly smoothed lines.

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