Creating ‘Pulse’ style scrolling – Horizontally scrolling UITableView as a subview of UITableViewCellPosted: June 29, 2011
‘Pulse’ is a free news reading application for iPhone, iPad, and Android by Alphonso Labs Inc. I was introduced to Pulse through an iTunes U lecture from Stanford University “10 Hacks to go from Idea to #1 App”. In that lecture, the developers have mentioned that they have used horizontal UITableViews to create the Interface. Intrigued as I was, I had to try it myself and you should also.
Adding a UITableview as a subview of a UITableViewCell??? Yes, you read it correctly and I typed it correctly. No mistakes have been made here. It sounds strange but once the idea came to my mind I had to do try it out to see if it was possible. I searched online and couldn’t find any help so I decided to write a tutorial. Here it is:
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There is a huge number of tutorials on how to use three20 to create photo gallery but only very few on how to create photo gallery with thumbnails (they usually focus on creating galleries that start with scrollable photos.) And none at all on creating a video gallery. Therefore, I present this tutorial, which explains the method of creating a video gallery in detail. Starting from compiling three20 into a project, going through making a thumbnail gallery of photos and finally making a thumbnail gallery containing videos.