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Johann Dowa

Best Resources In iOS Development – July 2nd, 2012

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Welcome to the site, and to another edition of the best resources in iOS development featuring new and updated iPhone and iPad developer resources from the past week in order of popularity.

This weeks resources include a listing of app review sites, an example showing how to make reflective metallic buttons, and a category for easier disk I/O.

Here are the resources:

Traffic Ranked App Review Sites Listing – The listing of app review sites has been updated with recent traffic rankings, dead and irrelevant sites removed, and new sites listed.  Now contains 168 sites.

iOS Source Code Example: Making Reflective Metallic Buttons Like The Music App – An example showing how to create metallic buttons using image blending and the accelerometer like the iOS 6 music app.

Open Source iOS Objective-C Categories For Fast, Easy, Clean, Threaded Disk I/O – A brilliant set of categories that makes threaded iOS disk I/O a breeze.

Open Source iOS Library For Creating A Zoomable Interactive 3D Globe – A very cool 3D globe component that you can zoom/pan around on and even show nice height mapped areas.

Open Source Code For Easily Making Custom Metallic iOS UI Controls – A library for creating an effect similar to the example listed above only this one outputs a UIImage and can be added to UI controls.

Open Source Pop-Out Pie Style Menu iOS Control With A Nice Animation Effect – A really nice pie style custom iOS control  that provides a great looking pie menu with a nice “blooming” style animation effect.

Elegant Open Source iPhone Modal Popup Panel With Built In Navigation Bar – A modal pop-up panel that has a navigation bar that looks just like a native iOS user interface control.

An Open Source C Fmemopen Implementation For iOS – A handy bit of code to have around if you ever find yourself porting some C code to iOS that uses the Fmemopen function.

Tutorial: How To Make A Fruit Ninja Slicing Style Game With Cocos2D – A very complete tutorial showing how to make a slicing style game from the ground up.

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