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Johann Dowa

Best Resources In iOS Development – July 16th, 2012


Welcome to another listing featuring the most popular new resources on this site from the past week in order of popularity.

This week’s top listings include a clever example using face detection to create a 3D effect, a library for rendering Flash data within Objective-C apps, and a tutorial showing how you can very quickly build an Angry Birds style game with LevelHelper and SpriteHelper.

Here are the resources:

Example Source Code: Using Face Detection To Create The Illusion Of Real 3D On iOS Devices – An example showing how to estimate the distance of the user’s face and location from an iOS device, and use that data to make image adjustments.

Open Source Library Renders Flash(SWF) Graphics And Animation In Objective-C Apps – A library that allows you to play MP3 audio and render animation, bitmaps, and text within SWF files.

Tutorial: Build An Angry Birds Style Game Quickly W/Cocos2d, LevelHelper and SpriteHelper – A nice simple to follow tutorial showing how you can very quickly create a physics based game in the Angry Birds style.

Open Source Command Line Tool For Interfacing With The iOS Dev Center – A great tool allowing you to query app and device provisioning data, and even add devices from the command line.

Open Source: Custom iOS Control For Creating Elegant Nested Table Views – A beautiful control allowing you to create nested table views with cell highlighting and cell selection.

Open Source iOS Library For Easy Image Downloading From Instagram, Facebook, Flickr and Picasa – A library providing easy methods for downloading images from online services.

News: New iOS Facebook SDK Released With New Native UI Views, Blocks, And More – Facebook has released an update SDK with iOS 6 integration, more Objective-C language features and more.

Tutorial: Parsing HTML On With The Objective-C LibXML Wrapper Hpple – A tutorial demonstrating how you can easily parse HTML data with the Hpricot inspired Hpple wrapper library.

Get A Slick Free WordPress Theme For App Promotion – A great looking WordPress theme you can use to create a website for your apps (tweet required).

Open Source iOS Library For Working With The iMap And SMTP E-mail Protocols – Ab Objective-C library that simplifies working with e-mail protocols and e-mail encoding.

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