Archive for September 11th, 2010

11
Sep

UMEKit

Heh, this is kinda neat: Ever had a hankering for your OS X applications to look kinda-sorta like an iPhone app?

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Well, if you did, here’s the project for you: UMEKit!

What is it?

UMEKit (pronounced “you, me kit”) is an open source (liberal Apache-license) Mac OS X Framework written by Todd Ditchendorf for creating iPhone-like user interfaces in Cocoa desktop applications.

Why is it cool?

The UMEKit API is almost completely identical to Apple’s UIKit from iPhone OS, meaning iPhone developers already know the API, and can easily port existing iPhone UI code over to the desktop.

Not that we can really conceive immediately of a circumstance where doing this would look anything other than ridiculous, but hey clients do ask for ridiculous things, and if this turns out to be one of them then here’s the project on github!