Open Source Projects from June Meeting

At the last meeting we went around the room and asked “What is a recent open source project you either used or are excited about?” Here were your answers.

  • FMDB - A Cocoa / Objective-C wrapper around SQLite.
  • ASIHTTPRequest - Easy to use CFNetwork wrapper for HTTP requests, Objective-C, Mac OS X and iPhone.
  • Seriously - Seriously mixes Blocks with NSURLConnection & NSOperationQueue to do REST calls.
  • Three20 - a collection of iPhone UI classes, like a photo viewer, and general utilities, like an HTTP disk cache.
  • Cocos2D - a framework for building 2D games, demos, and other graphical/interactive applications.
  • Sensible TableView - From your Core Data models or Objective C classes to your final application in less than 5 minutes.
  • Corey’s HTTPRequest - Block based HTTP requests.
  • MGTwitterEngine - Objective-C Twitter integration library for Mac OS X and iPhone.
  • Kal - A calendar component for the iPhone (the UI is designed to match MobileCal)
  • MagicalRecord - Super Awesome Easy Fetching for Core Data
  • Chameleon - UIKit for Mac development.
  • PGP Encryption - Pretty Good Privacy
  • TouchJSON - A humane JSON Objective-C un-framework.
  • YAJL - Objective-C bindings for YAJL (Yet Another JSON Library) C library
  • AQAppStateMachine - An application state machine, based on matching values within bitfields to trigger actions supplied using Blocks.

2 Responses to Open Source Projects from June Meeting

  1. Leon

    The list almost exclusively features libraries and other developer tools. Developers sharing code is great of course and improves the general quality of Mac applications for all Mac users, but it’s sad to see that open source for end users has not really taken off on the Mac.

    Probably just not enough freetard developers around. After all, it’s the year of the Linux desktop.

  2. mike@clickablebliss.com

    Well keep in mind this list was generated during a developer focused meet up. For end user apps check out:

    http://www.opensourcemac.org/

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