The Best iOS Libraries

August 13, 2014

Everyone has their favourite iOS libraries that they drop into all their projects, here are mine.

  • Networking - AFNetworking - there aren't too many projects that don't require some sort of network communications and AFNetworking is king.
  • Blocks - BlocksKit - UIKit is still missing a bunch of places where blocks are super useful (hello UIAlertView & UIActionSheet), and BlocksKit is my go to library.
  • Support/FAQ/Feedback - AppbotX - No other choice, of course :)
  • Analytics - Google Analytics - again there are heaps of options for analytics, but I stick with Google Analytics for the price and integration with your website.
  • Side Menu - ECSlidingViewController - another one with heaps of options, but I have found this on the most reliable.
  • Core Data - MagicalRecord - Core Data requires a lot of boiler plate, which MagicalRecord wraps up nicely. Great if you also use Active Record with Ruby on Rails.
  • Progress - MBProgressHUD - a nice easy was to drop in a progress dialog.
  • Images - SDWebImage - a nice easy way to fetch (and cache) remote images.

What are your best iOS libraries? Tweet me and let me know what I am missing out on.

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