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Charts10.0 7.7 L1 Spots VS ChartsBeautiful charts for iOS/tvOS/OSX! The Apple side of the crossplatform MPAndroidChart.
Material9.9 0.0 L2 Spots VS MaterialA UI/UX framework for creating beautiful applications.
Hero9.9 4.2 L2 Spots VS HeroElegant transition library for iOS & tvOS
LTMorphingLabel9.8 0.0 L3 Spots VS LTMorphingLabel[EXPERIMENTAL] Graceful morphing effects for UILabel written in Swift.
NVActivityIndicatorView9.8 0.0 L2 Spots VS NVActivityIndicatorViewA collection of awesome loading animations
Eureka9.8 3.3 L2 Spots VS EurekaElegant iOS form builder in Swift
Animated Tab Bar9.8 0.0 L5 Spots VS Animated Tab Bar:octocat: RAMAnimatedTabBarController is a Swift UI module library for adding animation to iOS tabbar items and icons. iOS library made by @Ramotion
folding-cell9.8 0.0 L4 Spots VS folding-cell:octocat: 📃 FoldingCell is an expanding content cell with animation made by @Ramotion
JTAppleCalendar9.7 0.0 L1 Spots VS JTAppleCalendarThe Unofficial Apple iOS Swift Calendar View. Swift calendar Library. iOS calendar Control. 100% Customizable
XLPagerTabStrip9.7 0.0 L4 Spots VS XLPagerTabStripAndroid PagerTabStrip for iOS.
FSPagerView9.7 0.0 L2 Spots VS FSPagerViewFSPagerView is an elegant Screen Slide Library. It is extremely helpful for making Banner View、Product Show、Welcome/Guide Pages、Screen/ViewController Sliders.
SwiftMessages9.7 0.0 L2 Spots VS SwiftMessagesA very flexible message bar for iOS written in Swift.
Macaw9.6 0.0 L2 Spots VS MacawPowerful and easy-to-use vector graphics Swift library with SVG support
AMScrollingNavbar9.6 0.0 L4 Spots VS AMScrollingNavbarScrollable UINavigationBar that follows the scrolling of a UIScrollView
SwiftEntryKit9.6 0.0 Spots VS SwiftEntryKitSwiftEntryKit is a presentation library for iOS. It can be used to easily display overlays within your iOS apps.
Pagemenu9.6 0.0 L2 Spots VS PagemenuA paging menu controller built from other view controllers placed inside a scroll view (like Spotify, Windows Phone, Instagram)
SwipeCellKit9.6 0.0 L5 Spots VS SwipeCellKitSwipeable UITableViewCell/UICollectionViewCell based on the stock Mail.app, implemented in Swift.
TextFieldEffects9.6 0.0 L5 Spots VS TextFieldEffectsCustom UITextFields effects inspired by Codrops, built using Swift
Alerts Pickers9.6 0.0 Spots VS Alerts PickersAdvanced usage of UIAlertController and pickers based on it: Telegram, Contacts, Location, PhotoLibrary, Country, Phone Code, Currency, Date...
SPPermission9.5 7.9 Spots VS SPPermissionUniversal API for request permission and get its statuses.
SideMenu9.5 0.0 L5 Spots VS SideMenuSimple side/slide menu control for iOS, no code necessary! Lots of customization. Add it to your project in 5 minutes or less.
Scrollable-GraphView9.5 0.0 L3 Spots VS Scrollable-GraphViewAn adaptive scrollable graph view for iOS to visualise simple discrete datasets. Written in Swift.
PermissionScope9.5 0.0 L3 Spots VS PermissionScopeA Periscope-inspired way to ask for iOS permissions.
ImagePicker9.5 0.0 L5 Spots VS ImagePicker:camera: Reinventing the way ImagePicker works.
Material Components for iOS9.5 8.7 L1 Spots VS Material Components for iOS[In maintenance mode] Modular and customizable Material Design UI components for iOS
SCLAlertView9.5 0.0 L2 Spots VS SCLAlertViewBeautiful animated Alert View. Written in Swift
ESTabBarController9.4 1.0 Spots VS ESTabBarController:octocat: ESTabBarController is a Swift model for customize UI, badge and adding animation to tabbar items. Support lottie!
BulletinBoard9.4 0.0 Spots VS BulletinBoardGeneral-purpose contextual cards for iOS
NotificationBanner9.4 0.0 Spots VS NotificationBannerThe easiest way to display highly customizable in app notification banners in iOS
Instructions9.4 5.3 L4 Spots VS InstructionsCreate walkthroughs and guided tours (coach marks) in a simple way, with Swift.
ActiveLabel9.4 0.0 L4 Spots VS ActiveLabelUILabel drop-in replacement supporting Hashtags (#), Mentions (@) and URLs (http://) written in Swift
SlideMenuControllerSwift9.3 0.0 L3 Spots VS SlideMenuControllerSwiftiOS Slide Menu View based on Google+, iQON, Feedly, Ameba iOS app. It is written in pure swift.
TLYShyNavBar9.3 0.0 L4 Spots VS TLYShyNavBarUnlike all those arrogant UINavigationBar, this one is shy and humble! Easily create auto-scrolling navigation bars!
PKHUD9.3 0.0 L4 Spots VS PKHUDA Swift based reimplementation of the Apple HUD (Volume, Ringer, Rotation,…) for iOS 8.
Siren9.3 5.7 L4 Spots VS SirenNotify users when a new version of your app is available and prompt them to upgrade.
DGElasticPullToRefresh9.3 0.0 L4 Spots VS DGElasticPullToRefreshElastic pull to refresh for iOS developed in Swift
PopupDialog9.3 0.0 L2 Spots VS PopupDialogA simple, customizable popup dialog for iOS written in Swift. Replaces UIAlertController alert style.
StarWars.iOS9.2 0.0 L5 Spots VS StarWars.iOSThis component implements transition animation to crumble view-controller into tiny pieces.
BouncyLayout9.2 0.0 Spots VS BouncyLayoutMake. It. Bounce.
Persei9.2 0.0 L5 Spots VS PerseiAnimated top menu for UITableView / UICollectionView / UIScrollView written in Swift
PanelKit9.2 0.0 L4 Spots VS PanelKitA UI framework that enables panels on iOS.
KMNavigationBarTransition9.2 0.0 L5 Spots VS KMNavigationBarTransitionA drop-in universal library helps you to manage the navigation bar styles and makes transition animations smooth between different navigation bar styles while pushing or popping a view controller for all orientations. And you don't need to write any line of code for it, it all happens automatically.
Cards XI9.2 0.0 Spots VS Cards XIAwesome iOS 11 appstore cards in swift 5.
Whisper9.2 0.0 L4 Spots VS Whisper:mega: Whisper is a component that will make the task of display messages and in-app notifications simple. It has three different views inside
CircleMenu9.1 0.0 L5 Spots VS CircleMenu:octocat: ⭕️ CircleMenu is a simple, elegant UI menu with a circular layout and material design animations. Swift UI library made by @Ramotion
RazzleDazzle9.1 0.0 L5 Spots VS RazzleDazzleA simple keyframe-based animation framework for iOS, written in Swift. Perfect for scrolling app intros.
Parchment9.1 0.0 Spots VS ParchmentA paging view controller with a highly customizable menu ✨
PaperOnboarding9.1 0.0 L5 Spots VS PaperOnboarding:octocat: PaperOnboarding is a material design UI slider. Swift UI library by @Ramotion
DOFavoriteButton9.1 0.0 L3 Spots VS DOFavoriteButtonCute Animated Button written in Swift.
XLActionController9.1 0.0 L4 Spots VS XLActionControllerFully customizable and extensible action sheet controller written in Swift
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Spots is a cross-platform view controller framework for building component-based UIs. The internal architecture is built using generic view models that can be transformed both to and from JSON. So, moving your UI declaration to a backend is as easy as pie. Data source and delegate setup is handled by Spots, so there is no need for you to do that manually. The public API is jam-packed with convenience methods for performing mutation, it is as easy as working with a regular collection type.
Table of Contents
- Getting started with Spots
- Origin Story
- Universal support
- Key features
- Programmatic approach
- The many faces of Spots
Getting started with Spots
If you are looking for a way to get started with
Spots, we recommend taking a look at our Getting started guide.
We wrote a Medium article about how and why we built
You can find it here: Hitting the sweet spot of inspiration
Apple's definition of a universal applications is iPhone and iPad. Spots takes this a step further with one controller tailored to each platform to support all your UI related update needs. Internally, everything conforms to the same shared protocol. What this means for you, is that get a unified experience when developing for iOS, tvOS or macOS.
Use the following links to dive a bit deeper into how Spots works.
- Building views in Spots
- Live Editing
- JSON Structure
- Performing mutation
- Working with layout
- Working with the SpotsController
How does it work?
At the top level of Spots, you have the SpotsController which is the replacement for your view controller.
Inside of the SpotsController, you have a SpotsScrollView that handles the linear layout of the components that you add to your data source. It is also in charge of giving the user a unified scrolling experience. Scrolling is disabled on all underlaying components except for components that have horizontal scrolling.
So how does scrolling work? Whenever a user scrolls, the SpotsScrollView computes the offset and size of its children. By using this technique you can easily create screens that contain lists, grids and carousels with a scrolling experience as smooth as proverbial butter. By dynamically changing the size and offset of the children, SpotsScrollView also ensures that reusable views are allocated and deallocated like you would expect them to. SpotsScrollView uses KVO on any view that gets added so if one component changes height or position, the entire layout will invalidate itself and redraw it like it was intended.
SpotsController supports multiple Component's, each represent their own UI container and hold their own data source. Components all share the same data model called
ComponentModel, it includes layout, interaction and view model data. Component gets its super-powers from protocol extensions, powers like mutation, layout processing and convenience methods for accessing model information.
- JSON based views that could be served up by your backend.
- Live editing.
- View based caching for controllers, table and collection views.
- Supports displaying multiple collections, tables and regular views in the same container.
- Features both infinity scrolling and pull to refresh (on iOS), all you have to do is to
setup delegates that conform to the public protocols on
- No need to implement your own data source, every
Componenthas its own set of
Items, which is maintained internally and is there at your disposal if you decide to make changes to them.
- Easy configuration for registering views. This improves code reuse and helps to theme your app and ultimately keep your application consistent.
- A rich public API for appending, prepending, inserting, updating or
- Has built-in support for regular views inside of both collection and table views. Write one view and use it across your application, when and where you want to use it.
- Supports view states such as normal, highlighted and selected.
- View height caching that improves performance as each view has its height stored as a calculated value. on the view model.
- Supports multiple views inside the same data source, no more ugly if-statements in your implementation;
- Soft & hard updates to UI components.
- Supports both views made programmatically and nib-based views. Spots handles this for you by using a view registry.
Spots is available through CocoaPods. To install it, simply add the following line to your Podfile:
Spots is also available through Carthage. To install it, add the following to your
Looking for a change log? You can find it here
Itemcaching when initializing a
CoreComponentobject with a cache key.
Hyper made this with ❤️. If you’re using this library we probably want to hire you! Send us an email at [email protected].
We would love you to contribute to Spots, check the CONTRIBUTING file for more info.
- Infinite scrolling on tvOS was greatly inspired by willowtreeapps/ouroboros, if you haven't check it out. You should!
- The idea behind Spot came from John Sundell's tech talk "ComponentModels & View Models in the Cloud - how Spotify builds native, dynamic UIs".
- Ole Begemanns implementation of OLEContainerScrollView is the basis for
SpotsScrollView, we salute you. Reference: http://oleb.net/blog/2014/05/scrollviews-inside-scrollviews/
Spots is available under the MIT license. See the LICENSE file for more info.
*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the Spots README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.