[MacRuby-devel] Apps that look like Twitter Clones

Robert Payne robertpayne at me.com
Wed Apr 6 23:08:01 PDT 2011

Hi Keenan,

In general you make heavy use of CALayer backed NSView's and a lot of images.. if you look at the resources in any of these apps there are hundreds of custom images that are used to create the UI's you're seeing.

It's generally just a design-first approach and using a designer's work instead of what apple gives you.


On 7/04/2011, at 6:05 PM, Keenan Brock wrote:

> Hi All,
> While I have no desire to write a twitter clone, I do feel that many applications are leveraging many UI components from twitter applications like Tweetie.
> One example that comes to mind is the sparrow email client. While it is heavily inspired by twitter, it is by no means a twitter client.
> Has anyone stumbled across any good reads out there that walk through creating the various visual elements of a twitter client?
> The main twitter feed with the various hotspots, icons, colors, images.
> Theming the main feed.
> Making the icon bars
> I'm currently trying to leverage the following 3 articles, but was hoping people may have some other pointers.
> http://isaac.kearse.co.nz/2010/01/10/async-table-views-with-macruby/
> http://flyosity.com/mac-os-x/clickable-tweet-links-hashtags-usernames-in-a-custom-nstextview.php
> http://perspx.com/archives/making-list-views-really-fast/
> Thanks,
> Keenan
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