Thanks to Apple, mobile development are so much easier by their great set of developer tools and SDK. The iOS development community is huge, developers are constantly contributing to opensource projects, which helps each other to develop applications faster and better.
Whether or not you’re a githubber, and you should be, here are the libraries that I found them less known, but particularly useful and interesting. These are discovered in various sources thoughout my daily participation in the community, and I’ll simply sort them in random order here:
iOS 7 encourages showing depth by translucent and blur, showing the current screen is above the previous screen. Custom segues make it easy to use in Storyboard, and it’s also possible to create and perform a segue in code.
Canvas makes animation creation so much easier.
You don’t even need to write a single line of code.
There’re also useful components build interface using Storyboards much easier like the iOS 7 live blur, using custom fonts, and easy managing navigation bar color.
Onscreen keyboards covers up part of the screen, and it’d be a problem for input fields. Fixing that was a manual procedure for the developers.
This handy library automatically scrolls the content to the center of the visible screen, no code required.
In my experience, it supports UIScrollView, UITableView nicely, and for UICollectionView, an infinite scrolling bug on is also spotted and addressed.
Apple added NSAttributedString for UILabel, but doing clickable links are still not easy.
Mattt Thompson created this drop-in replacement for UILabel that supports attributes, data detectors, links.
You can also customize and add @mentions and #hashtags, and for some of you, may also wanted to support long press gesture to show activity dialogs as well.
Parallax, Sticky Headers, Growing image heading, done right in one UICollectionViewLayout.
UICollectionView comes with really flexible API design, with this library, it really just depends how you setup the header cell, and you can optionally disable features that you don’t want.