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Goodies From Google To Accelerate iPhone Development

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Some time ago on twitter I tweeted about some great projects that google had for Mac/iPhone developers that provided the code to do a lot of cool utility classes for doing more than just integrating with different Google applications.

I hadn’t looked at it in awhile, but someone mentioned that they were interested in regular expressions on the iPhone.

Well the Google Mac Toolbox (much of which works on the iPhone) includes code for Regular expressions, specific geometry utilities for pathing, shading, and manipulation of various core graphics objects, regular expressions, gzip for NSData, unit and  a lot more, I haven’t tested them all out, but the regular expression stuff is built on libregex and works well.  There’s some specific iPhone goodies in there that I have yet to check out.  The toolbox is distributed using the Apache License 2.0 which is one of the reasons it’s so terrific.

Check it out, it can be a great time saver.

Of course if you want to integrate with Google Applications, Google has provided Objective-C Libraries for GData integration too.

You can find out about all Google’s Mac goodies here:
Google Mac Playground

As of yet there’s no iPhone playground, but if you’ve got a Wii Balance Board you can have fun traveling through Google Earth on your mac 🙂

Hope you find the toolbox useful, and please make a topic suggestion if you’ve got one by clicking through the suggestion tab on the left side, until then best of luck.

If you know of any other Google iPhone programming goodies that aren’t found in the playground please mention them below.  Thanks!


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