Developers who spend their worthy and valuable private time on creation things are amazing. These people share their research with others for nothing in return. Various open source contributors and authors are amazing and worth thanking. In this article, we are going to reveal the favorite iOS open source libraries. These libraries are amazing and their order is random.
Below are the best open source iOS libraries that will improve your development capabilities:
Core Data is sleek and simple to use. The ton of boilerplate code attached to every project is in no manner simple and easy to understand. In addition, adding, deleting, updating, saving, and creating different code data snack is not easy, as it sounds. Though Code Data might seem simple, but it can’t compete with the Magical Record.
Having said, Magical Record works like a wrapper for Core Data and conceals the non-relevant stuff from developers. In case, you have ever worked with an active record pattern such as Ruby on Rails, then you are at home.
In case, you are reading this, then chances are that you are a programmer. Chameleon is a color framework for iOS. The open source library extends UIColor with beautiful and updated flat colors. It provides us with an ability to build color pallets through utilizing colors defined by us. Also, it can perform more activities. If you want to build a beautiful and compelling application, then this library could come into handy.
Alamofire is a worthy networking library created in Swift. Have you ever used the AFNetworking? Alamofire is the younger version. The library is more stylish. If you want to do networking tasks such as downloading, uploading, and get JSONs, then Alamofire is a perfect solution. More than 8000 people are using it as GitHub says. Undeniably, the best iPhone app developers rely on this library to create apps that deliver fantastic experience to the users.
It serves as a standard, built-in in the iOS way to deal with empty table and collection view. When talking about the by default, if a table view is empty, the screen will be empty. It is not the best user experience one can get. With this library on your side, you only need to conform to some protocols and iOS will take care of the collection view and appear appealing to user messages.
Are you looking for an appealing and functional calendar component for an app? The PDTSimpleCalender serves as the best component for the iOS. It is customizable in multiple ways including working logic and visual.
Have you ever tried to create a camera app? If you haven’t, then you will after discovering this library. The GPUImage offers GPU-accelerated camera effects along with blazing fast speed. There are about hundreds of applications in the App Store that utilize this library.
What are the best ways to achieve more reviews in the App Store? We actually don’t have any hard data to answer the question. However, according to a guess, I would suggest to ask a user. It might be quite old school approach, but a majority of developers now builds custom in-app alerts. If you don’t have time or you don’t wish to implement everything from scratch, then you can use iRate. iRate is a small library that can be included in a project, ridding you to ask users for reviews. iRate can do it for you at proper time.
Game Center Manager
Whether you love or hate singletons, managing Game Center becomes easier with just a little help from the best-known anti-pattern. Honestly, vanilla-managing GameCenter in iOS is not difficult, but this library is fast and simple.
PKReveal Controller 2
This library serves as a gem. The library is a slideable side menu that slides with the help of a finger or through just a press of button. However, it is not cool as the sliding. When trying to come up with similar libraries, we were not able to come across any library close to PKReveal Controller. It is notably easy to setup, customizable, and can recognize gestures with ease. The library can be included in the iOS SDK as a standard control.
So far, we have revealed the best open source iOS libraries to enhance your development. These libraries have proven to build fantastic apps. If you know of more great libraries, then feel free to mention.
Gerry Wilson is a passionate blog writer who loves to write about technology/Apps related articles. Follow him on Twitter for further details.
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