SSUnreadBubble is an attempt at recreating (in CoreGraphics) the little blue unread message bubble, that appears in the iPhone Mail.app.
If you have any comments, suggestions or want to contribute, please do!
Usage and Example Implementation
Out of the box, the SSUnreadBubble class looks like Apple's unread bubble, small, blue and shiny. You can, however, customize the size, fill color gradient, border size and border gradient.
// Standard implementation SSUnreadBubble *standardBubble = [[[SSUnreadBubble alloc] init] autorelease]; [someView addSubview:standardBubble]; // Custom bubble SSUnreadBubble *customBubble = [[[SSUnreadBubble alloc] initWithFrame:CGRectMake(100, 100, 50, 50)] autorelease]; customBubble.radius = 50.0; customBubble.fillStartColor = [UIColor redColor]; customBubble.fillEndColor = [UIColor blueColor]; customBubble.borderSize = 5.0; customBubble.borderStartColor = [UIColor blueColor]; customBubble.borderEndColor = [UIColor endColor]; [someView addSubview:customBubble];
License and such...
SSUnreadBubble is available under the MIT license:
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.