What is the template class for iTunes' 'CoverFlow' flipped cover?

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by code.warrior, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. code.warrior macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2009

    I'm a newbie to iPhone app development and trying to develop my first app.
    For this, I'll be really thankful, if anyone can tell, what class the iTunes' album art cover display's flipped cover implements?
    To make it more elaborate lemme explain what I'm looking for. When you invoke the iTunes in iPhone, it displays your tracks(in landscape orientation) in, what they term it as, "CoverFlow". Now when you click/touch any of the album art, that selected album art flips and shows the list of tracks in the album, in a flipped cover view. I'm wondering, what class they might have used to implement it.
    I've already tried, UITableView and UIImageView, but I'm unable to get the desired effect. I would like to probe further with UITableView or UIImageView, if they're the correct classes I'm using to regenerate the same flipped cover effect. So kindly enlighten me in this regard, if anyone have any idea about it.

    Thanks for reading through.
  2. jnic macrumors 6502a

    Oct 24, 2008
    It's called UICoverFlowLayer, but it's not a part of the official API and you'll have your app rejected for using it.

    Here's Erica Sadun's 2.2 sample code that uses it, but again, you won't make it to the app store with this, and your app is liable to break next time the firmware changes.
  3. code.warrior thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2009
    Yeah, you're right. And I'm not interested in the "CoverFlow", but, as I mentioned, I'm looking for the class of 'flipped cover' of the album art. The one which shows up when you select an album art cover, to display the tracks in that album.

  4. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    The track listing looks like a customized UITableView to me. Unless it is something else you are referring to. Maybe a screenshot to clarify?
  5. code.warrior thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2009
    Track listing is what I'm actually talking about, which you, too, mentioned in your reply. Actually I was already trying that out with a customized UITableView( I also suspected it to be a customized UITableView). But since, the effect wasn't desired one, I thought to clarify it first before unnecessarily spending time on it( which i can utilize for development.)

    Thanks though, I'll get back for seeking further help in this regard.
  6. s5xxx macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2007
    Did you ever figure out the answer to this? I'm trying to do the same thing.
  7. s5xxx macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2007
    To clarify, I was hoping to duplicate the effect used by this table:


    (ignore the ringer overlay)

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