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Creating iOS Apps: Develop and Design, Second Edition by Richard Warren

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Chapter 4. Custom Views and Custom Transitions

This chapter will focus on customizing the user interface. First, we will look at drawing. By drawing our own views, we can create a wide range of visual effects—and by extension, a wide range of custom controls. Then we will look at setting the transitions between scenes and providing animations for those transitions.

In previous versions of iOS, custom drawing grew to become a large part of many applications. As developers tried to give their applications a unique look and feel or tried to push beyond the boundaries of the UIKit controls, they began to increasingly rely on custom drawing to make their applications stand out.

However, iOS 7 is different. In iOS 7, Apple recommends pushing the application’s ...

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