UIViewController+KNSemiModal is an effort to make a replica of semi-modal view with pushed-back stacked animation found in the beautiful Park Guides by National Geographic app. You can see this original semi-modal view below.
The pictures don’t really describe enough the cool factor of the implementation. You can download a short video I recorded to see the effect : demo video (1.3MB, .mov)
Why I do this?
Please read my discussion in a separate blog post. I highlighted some issues with the current implementations of the modal view and how I think it can be better
This library (ARC) is designed as a Category to UIViewController so you don’t have to subclass and you can simply drop in any project and it will just work!
Copy 2 category files
UIViewController+KNSemiModal to your project and add this import line at the top of your current ViewController file
You can prepare your
UIView * myView with all the controls and subviews that you need before presenting it with
Another convenient method is presenting a separate ViewController class by calling
However, note that this
myOtherViewController need to be retained manually by assigning it to a @property or ivar.
- Landscape support.
- Maybe iPad support, it will be quite different though.
- Fake ivar with Associative References to retain ViewController
- Subclass branch (anyone can spare the time?)