Chapter 11. One More Thing: Programming Cover Flow

Although Cover Flow is not officially included in the iPhone SDK, it offers one of the most beautiful features of the iPhone experience. With Cover Flow, you can offer users a gorgeously intense visual selection that puts standard scrolling lists to shame. This chapter introduces Cover Flow and shows how you can use it in your applications. Boom!

The UICoverFlowLayer Class

UICoverFlowLayer is a standard UIKit class although it does not appear in the official SDK. Steve Nygard’s class-dump ( enabled me to extract the UICoverFlowLayer header file shown in Listing 11-1 from the UIKit framework. Class-dump works by generating class declarations from the Objective-C ...

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