Easy to use pop-up info view for the iPhone
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AWNotification

AWNotification is a simple class to show non-interactive pop-up views. This is useful e.g. if you're performing a long-running task that the user cares about.

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Rounded Rect Normal Rounded Rect Success Rounded Rect Failure

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How to use the darn thing

First, to your project add:

  • AWNotification.m
  • AWNotification.h
  • x.png
  • check.png

Briefly, here's how it works:

// Start some long-running process you want the user to know about...

AWNotification *notification = [[AWNotification alloc] initWithNotificationStyle:AWNotificationStylePill];
notification.message = @"Getting to work...";
notification.center = CGPointMake(160.0, 400.0); // optionally move the notification view around
[notification show];

// ... the status of the process changes
notification.message = @"Almost finished..."

// ... and then, finally, you're done
if (success)
	[notification hideWithSuccessMessage:@"We did it!"];
	
else if (failure)
	[notification hideWithFailureMessage:@"Sorry, didn't work."];
	
else
	[notification hideWithMessage:@"Age of Aquarius"]

[notification release];

Pretty straight-forward, eh?

There are three notification styles:

  • AWNotificationStyleRoundedRect (think of the Twitter app, formerly Tweetie 2, when publishing to Instapaper)
  • AWNotificationStylePill (thin rounded rectangle)
  • AWNotificationStyleFullScreen

Also, you can modify the center of the notification view to move it around. Oh, and you're free to do whatever you want with this code, blah blah blah, for commercial use or otherwise, without paying me. MIT LICENSE GO:

Copyright (c) 2010 Alex Wiltschko

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.