Cocoa Touch already contains a rich set of framworks for almost every need. Nevertheless, there are many open source projects aiming to make development for the iPhone a richer experience. This page should provide a basic overview of third-party frameworks and code collections, preferably free ones.


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IDEs

Name/URLuniform resource locator – a human readable web address which is looked up by the →DNS and translated into an →IP Address Description System License
Apple iOS DevCenter Apple Developer Tools (Xcode & Co.) Mac OSX/Intel Commercial*
Aptana Studio WebDev IDE[[wikipedia:Integrated development environment]] incl. iPhone Web-App Plugin Mac OSOperating System – for instance Apple's OS X stands for the tenth version of the OS X Free (Aptana GPL)
IBM iOS Dev with Eclipse iOS Dev with Eclipse Cross-Platform Free*
Unity Multiplatform 3D Game Development IDE[[wikipedia:Integrated development environment]] Cross-Platform Commercial

Frameworks & Libraries

Name/URLuniform resource locator – a human readable web address which is looked up by the →DNS and translated into an →IP Address Description Language License
AppCelerator Titanium Titanium provides native performance, native UIUser Interface & capabilities for JavaScript based apps JavaScript Commercial*
Cinder Many Features, eg. OpenGL C++ Free (BSD style)
cloudmade Open Streetmap Replacement for MKMapView
(incl. Routing & Geocoding)
Objective-C /
Obj-C++
Proprietary*
cocos2d for iPhone 2D Drawing & Animation Objective-C Free (Custom)
crimsontech.jp Commercial Audio Framwork with MIDIMusical Instruments Digital Interface see also →OSC Soundbanks Objective-C Commercial: licensing fees apply once per distributed app (project)
FMOD Cross-platform audio middleware C/C++ Commercial: Free for free apps, must be licensed for commercial use!
libpd Pd[[Pure Data]] a dataflow programming environment with a thin layer around Pure Data Patches (library is C/C++/ObjectiveC) Free (BSD)
iui iOS User Interface Framework for WebApps (JS Library, CSS[[CSS|Cascading Style Sheets]], Images) HMTL/CSS[[CSS|Cascading Style Sheets]]/JavaScript Creative Commons 3.0 BY-SA
JSON JSON Parser & Generator Framework Objective-C Free*
ThoMo Networking Very easy to send & receive objects via Bonjour Objective-C Free*

Code: Projects & Snippets

Name/URLuniform resource locator – a human readable web address which is looked up by the →DNS and translated into an →IP Address Description Language License
CFBonjour Bonjour Wrapper (via mrmr) Objective-C Free*
FMDB Objective C wrapper for SQLite access (see FMDB Examples) Objective C Free*
mobilesynth Audio (OSC[[OSC|Open Sound Control]] Generators) Objective-C++ Free*
mrmr OSC Application Objective-C Free*
NSDate Extensions NSDate Extension Category Objective-C Free*
OpenAL Wrapper OpenAL ObjC Wrapper Objective-C Free*
open.iphonedev.com Open Source iPhone Projects Free*
OSCemote OSC Application Objective-C Free*
The Princton Soundlab Audio C
Cydia TweakWeek Each week: 1 developer creates 7 Open Source tweaks Objective-C Open Source*
STK: Synthesis Tool Kit General Sound Synthesis Classes (largely platform independent) C++
Reading Data from SQLite Database tutorial Objective-C / C

Templates for Xcode

Name/URLuniform resource locator – a human readable web address which is looked up by the →DNS and translated into an →IP Address Description Language License
iProcessing Develop native iPhone applications using the Processing language Processing (JAVA/JavaScript) free*
ofxiphone OpenFrameworks Template for iPhone C/C++ Free*
mobileframeworks openframeworks Template for the iPhone Objective-C++ Free*

Resources

Name/URLuniform resource locator – a human readable web address which is looked up by the →DNS and translated into an →IP Address Description Language License
Dashcode for WebApps Tutorial on using Apple's Dashcode for WebApps HTML[[HTML|Hypertext Markup Language]]/CSS[[CSS|Cascading Style Sheets]]/JavaScript Commercial*
glyphish Great icons for great iOS apps n/a Creative Commons

Tools & Helpers

Name/URLuniform resource locator – a human readable web address which is looked up by the →DNS and translated into an →IP Address Description Language License
Menial Base SQLite3 Editor Graphical SQLite3 Editor n/a (OSX) Commercial*
phonegap Cross-Platform Development Kit (iPhone, Android, Blackberry) HTML[[HTML|Hypertext Markup Language]]/CSS[[CSS|Cascading Style Sheets]]/JavaScript Free (New BSD)
Pure Data for iOS Audio (Pure Data) Visual Programming, used in commecial apps like RjDj or iJam BSD
iPhone/iPod Touch Backup Extractor Explore iDevice Backups (restore files from backup) n/a (OSX)

* Please check licensing details and update if required!

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Diese Seite ist Teil des Werkmoduls iOS Development von Michael Markert für Interface Design / Fakultät Medien an der Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.