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Best Resources In iOS Development – July 4th 2011

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Another week has gone by, and Apple has released another build of iOS 5.  It is hard to believe that the release is still months away.

In this feature of the last week’s shared resources there includes several includes user interface libraries, tools for document enhancement, Cocos2D related news, and tutorials, free videos from the 2011 WWDC conference and more.

Here are the resources from the last week in order of popularity:

Open Source: Beautiful Tab Selector And Tab Bar Creation Library – A library for easily creating wonderfully styled tab selectors on top, and tab bars at the bottom of your apps completely using Core Graphics.

Tool: Simple Apple Style HTML And Xcode Documentation Generator (Open Source) – A simple to use tool allowing you to easily create documentation for your Objective-C code styled in the same manner as Apple’s own HTML documentation, and Xcode documentation.

News: Cocos2D-X Updated – Lua Script Support Added – The cross-platform version of Cocos2D supporting iOS, Android, and Windows has undergone a major update, and now includes support for lua scripting.

Tutorial: Augmented Reality UFO Shooter Game With Cocos2D – Step by step guide on how to create a simple augmented reality game in which the user destroys UFOs.

Open Source: Easy Base64 Encode/Decode And AES 256 Encryption Library – An Objective-C library fully supporting Objective-C data types providing for base 64 encoding/decoding with AES 256 encryption.

Open Source: 2D Isometric Action RPG Game Built With Cocos2D – A great open source example of an isometric 2d tile-based action rpg created with Cocos2D.

Free WWDC 2011 Videos Released – Apple has released videos from over 100 sessions at WWDC for developers free and available for download within iTunes.

Tutorial: Building A Simple iOS TCP Socket Based App Client And Server – A guide on creating a basic server using Python and a project known as the Twisted Networking Engine and a client and interface using Objective-C.

Open Source: Library For Fully Functional Keynote Style Image Sidebars – An excellent open source library allowing you to easily create Keynote style sliders with functionality such as drag to reorder, or drag to delete.

News: Open Beta For Free 3D Objective-C Game Engine Nineveh – A new 3D rendering engine available for free with support for complex shaders, and 3D models.

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