So you need to put up something kinda sorta like an alert but custom and having a spot of trouble getting it quite right? Here’s a variety of approaches you may find of use:
A dropin replacement for the named private API, for a translucent black HUD spinner please wait type display.
Another approach to imitating the private API, with some animation tips. Also note the sequel Tic-Tac-Toe Update post to imitate the GameKit peer picker.
How to find the keyboard view, if you want to dance on the edge of undocumented functionality.
Another take on the progress displaying task.
And yet another.
And if what you’re looking for isn’t just a HUD replacement but a full on UIAlertView replacement but with being able to add edit fields and stuff with hokey workarounds or questionable API calls, here you go:
Should be enough in all that to sort out pretty much any alert-type functionality you have in mind; but as always, Dear Reader, if you have anything relevant we’ve missed, please comment!
SVProgressHUD is reputedly a simpler and prettier MBProgressHUD alternative.
… and SVStatusHUD its cousin for orientation/volume change type HUDs.