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NEAL

A language-independent code analysis tool from the developers at Uber that lets you write your own quality enforcement rules. NEAL stands for Not Exactly A Linter because although it behaves a lot like a regular linter it doesn’t have any of its own rules built in. You’re free to write your own rules for whatever particular code style you want to enforce. It has built in support for Swift and Python, but it’s highly extensible, and can be used with any language. Once your rules are written it’s simple to analyse your code from the command line with a single command. […]

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SwiftColorGen

A tool that aims to make using colours between code and Storyboards easier and more maintainable. SwiftColorGen reads all storyboard files to find common colours. It then creates the colours in an .xcassets folder (without any duplications) and refers back to them in the storyboards. Then, it creates a UIColor extension allowing you to access the same colours programmatically. It automatically generates names for the colours found using the closest webcolor name, or you can set your own custom name. […]

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SwiftKotlin

A framework, a command line tool and a Mac application for translating Swift code into Kotlin. Kotlin is the hip new language over in the Android world that some consider to be a replacement for Java like Swift is for Objective-C. SwiftKotlin applies transformations to Swift code to get as correct as possible Kotlin code. It handles string transformations, transforms guard statements to negative if statements, properties, memory management and many more features. It also comes with a Mac app to copy and paste your code and a command line tool to transform a complete project to Kotlin. […]

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NativeBase

A collection of essential cross-platform UI components for React Native apps. NativeBase gives apps a native look and feel with platform specific design for Android and iOS. They have also provided a Sketch Template that includes all the NativeBase components so you can design prototypes that you can accurately recreate using React Native. There are also a number of open source demo projects including a Starter Kit and a Kitchen Sink app that showcases every single NativeBase component. […]

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Fuse

An app development platform and set of tools that give you an alternative way to create native iOS and Android apps. Fuse combines a UX Markup language to create components with responsive layout, animation, interaction and live data, with Javascript for backend integration and business logic. It also includes Fuse Studio, a real-time visual development environment where the app can be modified while it is running side by side on multiple platforms. And you still have access to all the native features of the underlying platform as Fuse integrates directly with Objective-C and Swift. […]

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Macaw

A powerful vector graphics library written in Swift. Macaw brings scalable vector graphics to your app by describing all graphics in high level scene elements. You can define your elements in code or import and render from SVG files. You can also add affine transformations, user events, animation and various effects to bring your designs to life. Also check out the Macaw-Examples repo that features various working examples of Macaw in use including recreations of three Apple Design Award winning apps. […]

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Swiftify

An online tool for automatically converting Objective-C to Swift. Swiftify can convert everything from a small code snippet to an entire project, and supports most of the main features of both languages. They’ve also recently created an Xcode extension available on the Mac App Store that lets you convert Objective-C to Swift without even leaving Xcode. The generated code might not be guaranteed to be perfect but it could save you a lot of time when converting your projects. You can use the tool online for free with a few restrictions or pay an monthly or annual fee to unlock all the features. […]

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Sourcery

A tool that helps you avoid repeating yourself with duplicate code for common iOS development tasks. Sourcery scans your source code, applies your personal templates and generates Swift code for you, allowing you to use meta-programming techniques to save time and decrease potential mistakes. It saves you time and errors for tasks such as adding NSCoding support, JSON serialisation, or adding Equatable or Hashable conformance. It also features built-in daemon support, allowing you to write your templates in real-time side-by-side with generated code for immediate feedback. […]

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iOS LibHunt

A curated list of awesome iOS libraries, including Objective-C and Swift Projects. iOS LibHunt currently features over 1600 projects categorised into 125 different categories, from UI and animation to networking, databases and more. Each library is given a popularity and activity rating which is automatically based on the stars, watchers and commits of the associated GitHub repository, making it easier for you to choose which library is best. The site also accepts contributions if you know of a great library that’s not currently featured. […]

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SwiftFormat

A code library and command line tool for reformatting Swift code. SwiftFormat can be added to your project as a Build Phase or run manually from the command line. It applies a set of rules to the whitespace around the code, while leaving the meaning intact, making it great for enforcing a common coding style. It already supports a huge list of rules including spacing around parentheses, brackets and braces, line breaks around scope, semicolons, and more with additional rules planned in a future update. […]

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