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This is where iOS development related news gets posted. Only select pieces of news are posted about that are most relevant to the developers who read this site along with our weekly best resources in iOS development segment which lists the resources from the last week in order of popularity.

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News: Android Target Merged Into Main Swift Branch

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There has been a lot of talk lately about Swift support being added to Android, and a Pull Request has been merged into the main Swift branch adding and Android target.

Swift Port To Android

Late last year Zhuowei Z mentioned on the Swift mailing list that he was working on a port, and posted his code to Github – which now with the help of modocache and many others has been added to the main Swift branch.

Android NDK 21 or greater is required.

You can find all the details over on this Github thread.

There is a lot of info in the thread on getting things working, and it looks like a great start for Swift on Android.


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Top iOS Development Resources For Four Weeks Ended August 23rd, 2015

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Welcome back to our feature of the most popular new and updated iOS developer resources mentioned on our site in the last four weeks.

The top resource is a a component providing a unique and customizable pull-to-refresh component with a neat bouncing and bending animation.

Here are the resources:

1. PullToBounce – A custom open source pull to refresh component featuring a unique bouncing animation.  (share on twitter) (featured here)

2. Material Controls For iOS – An open source l ibrary providing a collectin of user interface components inspired by Google Material Design.  (share on twitter) (featured here)

3. NVActivityIndicatorView – A library providing a unique collection of great looking activity indicators.  (share on twitter) (featured here)

4. SmileWeather – A library for downloading and displaying weather data.  (share on twitter) (featured here)

5. CKWaveCollectionViewTransition – An open source component providing a unique transition for collection views that nicely waves out of a single cell.  (share on twitter) (featured here)

Thanks for reading!


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Top iOS Development Resources For Two Weeks Ended August 9th, 2015

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Welcome back to our feature of the most popular new and updated iOS developer resources mentioned on our site in the last two weeks.

The top resource this week is a library containing numerous interface components inspired by Google Material Design including a time picker, tab bars, switches, table view cells and more.

Here are the resources:

1. MaterialControls-For-iOS – An extensive library of user interface components inspired by Google Material Design.  (share on twitter) (featured here)

2.  NVActivityIndicatorView – An open source component providing 20+ activity indicators uniquely styled with great animations.(share on twitter) (featured here)

3.  SmileWeather – An open source library for downloading, parsing and displaying weather data.  (share on twitter) (featured here)

Thanks for reading!


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Top iOS Development Resources For Three Weeks Ended July 26th, 2015

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Welcome back to our feature of the most popular new and updated iOS developer resources mentioned on our site in the last two weeks.

The top resource is a UICollectionViewFLowLayout that automatically applies shrinking/growing effects to images scrolling in and out of view in a UICollectionView and creating effects using UIDynamics.

Here are the resources:

  1. SACollectionViewVerticalScalingFlowLayout – An open source component providing a UICollectionVIew Layout that applies effects to cells scrolling in and out of view in a UICollectionView.  (share on twitter) (featured here)
  2. EasyTipView – An open source Swift component for creating tooltips with a wide variety of customizable values.   (share on twitter) (featured here)

  3. TBTransitionKit – An open source library for creating icons that neatly transition between each icon shape.(share on twitter) (featured here)

Thanks for reading!


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Top iOS Development Resources For Two Weeks Ended July 5th, 2015

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Welcome back to our feature of the most popular new and updated iOS developer resources mentioned on our site in the last two weeks.

The top resource is an open source library that makes it easy to draw polygons onto a map with support for GEOJSON data, and numerous helpers for manipulating the polygons.

Here are the resources:

  1. GEOSwift – An open source library allowing you to draw and manipulate polygons on a map view.  (share on twitter) (featured here)
  2. FMMarkingMenu – An open source component allowing you to create radial menus that the user can navigate through multiple levels of using a single gesture (Marking Menus).  (share on twitter) (featured here)

  3. ClockKit Tutorial – A tutorial explaining how to use ClockKit for WatchOS 2.0 showing how to add custom complications enhancing the Apple Watch face.  (share on twitter) (featured here)

Thanks for reading!


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