iOS camera overlay view

Today I am going to show how we can add a custom overlay view to the standard iPhone video capturing functionality. First of all I have to say, that since the iPhone OS 3.1 is published, a custom overlay is really simple to achieve. There are only a few steps you have to do:


Custom Activity Indicator

Have you ever dreamed of your own custom activity indicator within your iPhone App? The class UIImageView provides a very useful and simple way to implement such a thing. The only thing you have to do is to:

  • Provide a number of images that reflect your indicator animation.
  • Create a new UIImageView  instance and set images and animation duration.
  • Position your custom activity indicator within your current view.

UIButton in UITableView Footer

Once upon a time, there was a pretty UITableView  within my iPhone user interface. This table included some UITableViewCells  which were used to provide some information of a specific data record. At this time I thought that it would be nice to have a big red delete button at the end of the table (like we can locate it in the edit mask of the Apple Calendar App).