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Paris sides with hotels by taxing Airbnb properties

A Paris City Council ruling on Wednesday says people renting out their apartments on short-term rental services like Airbnb must now register their properties with the government.<p>This is great news for the hotel industry in Paris, which has been lobbying for the change under the claim that Airbnb …

Hospitality

Open Source iOS Component Allowing You To Quickly Create A Customizable More Apps Listing View

Several months ago I mentioned an open source library from Daniel Amitay called iHasApp for detecting which apps a user has on their device without …

Open Source: Custom iOS Control For Creating Elegant Nested Table Views

I’ve mentioned some great open source custom controls for creating custom table views for listing data such as this gorgeous custom circular table …

Open Source iOS Library For Working With The iMap And SMTP E-mail Protocols

If you’ve been looking for an iOS library for handling the e-mail protocols SMTP and IMAP and handling message encoding I’ve found an excellent open …

Open Source iOS Library For Easy Image Downloading From Instagram, Facebook, Flickr and Picasa

Last week I mentioned an excellent open source library for easily downloading data online data storage services and some time ago I mentioned a …

Open Source Control For Making Custom Status Bars With Built In Progress Indication

In the past I’ve mentioned an excellent open source project and tutorial on making customized progress indicators.<p>Today I came across an interesting …

Open Source Control For Making Great Looking Overlay Menus

Several weeks ago I mentioned an excellent custom iOS control that allows you to create a sliding overlay menu similar to that found in the Sparrow …

JCGridMenu

Here’s a rather nicely executed control for space-efficient options presentation from @joseph_carney:<p>This is a simple IOS control that works as a …

Open Source iPhone Framework For Applying Photo Filters W/An Elegant Selection Interface

Photo filtering is something that I’ve mentioned many times most recently in this tutorial on creating an Instagram style app. I’ve also mentioned …

Open Source iOS UIImageView Category Adding Easy Asynchronous Image Downloading

If you’ve been looking for a quick and easy way to load images from the web into a UIKit based app I’ve come across a very handy UIImageView category …

Open Source Control For Easily Creating Paper Folding Transitions Between UIViews

A couple of months ago I mentioned XYOrigami, an open source category that allows you to easily add paper fan-fold transitions to your UIViews. Fan …

Open Source iOS Library Providing Easy NSObject To JSON/XML Serialization and Conversion To Parse PFObject

Recently Mugunth created a new library that provides an NSObject subclass containing a number of methods that Mugunth believes Apple should have been …

Open Source iOS Library For Easily Creating 3D Charts

Some time ago I posted about several of the available open source iOS Objective-C charting libraries. While they are excellent libraries all of them …

Custom iOS Control For Gesture Responsive Page Flipping (Flipboard Style) Between Views

I’ve mentioned several libraries for creating flip style transitions such as the versatile MPFoldtransition library that allows you to create a …

Custom iOS Control For Making Great Looking Analog Flipping Numbers

Some time ago I mentioned a custom control that allowed you to create analog flipping numbers similar to those found on an old clock radio. A few …

iOS Open Source : Small UIViews To Keep Users Informed

Displaying small views that provide context sensitive information is a common way to guide a user and/or show information without covering the entire …

iOS

Open Source iOS Library Allows UIAppearance Usage With A CSS Style Syntax

There are a number of libraries that allow you to define different elements of your apps using a CSS style syntax.<p>A couple of months ago I mentioned …

Open Source Custom iOS UITableView Control For Chat Bubbles Like The Messages App

I’ve mentioned some great custom controls for customizing UITableViews.<p>Here’s a control that provides a highly customized UITableView created …

Open Source iOS Control For Creating Springboard Style Icons With Alert Badges

There are many different apps that utilize views that look like the Springboard, and I’ve mentioned some great grid view components such as …

Open Source Core Data And Network Debugging Tool For iOS Apps

Some time ago I mentioned the Mogenerator tool for core data class generation, I’ve also mentioned the premium Core Data Editor tool that provides a …

Simple Open Source iOS Library Allowing You To Remotely Configure Your Apps

There can be many advantages of being able to turn on/off app features remotely especially when it comes to running tests, enabling/disabling …

iOS Open Source : Popup Calendar

Pavel Mazurin has created a very nice open source popup calendar component, PMCalendar. The calendar supports a number of features including …

Calendars

Open Source Popover Style Color Picker Control Perfect For iPad Apps

I’ve mentioned some good iPhone color picker components unfortunately other than this Cocos2D color picker they require quite a bit of adjustment to …

UICollectionView Tutorial: How To Create An iOS 6 UICollectionView Using Storyboards

There have been a number of open source grid view components and Apple decided to create their own grid view class UICollectionView.<p>Currently there …

Open Source UICollectionView Replacement For Maintaining Compatibility With Older iOS Versions

Yesterday I mentioned an excellent tutorial on using UICollectionView. UICollectionView is an excellent addition to the iOS 6 SDK, however at this …

iOS 6 : UIRefreshControl For TableView Updates

With iOS 6, Apple introduced a new UI control for initiating a refresh on a UITableViewController.<p>The video below shows the control in a simple …

iOS

iOS Open Source : Lightweight XML Parser

Even with the <b>NSXMLParser</b> that is available in the Foundation framework, parsing basic XML is still a pain on iOS. SMXMLDocument, created by Nick …

Parsing

Open Source iOS Control For Easily Making Popovers Using UIViews, Strings And More

I’ve mentioned some great open source controls for creating custom popovers such as OCCalander for calendar popovers, and most recently a color …

Open Source Highly Customizable iOS UIPageControl Replacement

UIPageControl is one of those controls that lends itself to customization and over the past few years there have been several custom paging controls …

iOS Library For Easily Creating Images At Runtime With Bitmap/PDF Images As A Mask

There are many instances when you might find yourself needing to have many of the same images only with different colors within an app, and thus may …