With iOS 7, we saw a shift in Apple's design paradigm for mobile devices. Not only did they adopt the so-called flat design, Apple also added a few elements to this pattern themselves. One of these additions is the use of blurred-translucent backgrounds to convey the notion of depth and context. Take Control Center for instance, it blurs the contents of the view behind it as it gets pulled up. This gives the user the sense that it is positioned above other content on the screen and deserves focus. It does so without making the user lose track of where she is in the app. | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Medium; Tags: iOS SDK, iOS 7, Mobile Development, Xcode, Xcode 5, IDEs
UITabBarController is a handy control for building user interfaces, but this control has an annoying limitation: if there are more than five tabs, a "More" button replaces the fifth tab. The user might not understand what "More" means or the fact that it hides additional controllers. JFATabBarController is a pluggable replacement for UITabBarController that eliminates this limitation. The user of this control can access an arbitrary number of controllers simply by swiping left on the tab bar. By default, JFATabBarController displays an exciting animation when changing tabs.
Chameleon is a lightweight, yet powerful, flat color framework for iOS. It is built on the idea that software applications should function effortlessly while simultaneously maintaining their beautiful interfaces.
A highly customizable phone dial pad view with automatic phone number formatting, similar to the iOS 7 Phone app's Keypad view. Populate buttons with text or custom views, and easily respond to user actions in default or custom ways with one simple delegate method.