SpringBoardUI.framework

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SpringBoardUI.framework
Private Framework
Availabile 2.1 – present
Class Prefix SB


SpringBoardUI is a framework that provides classes to deal with UI Elements in SpringBoard. One commonly used Class is SBAwayViewPluginController, which empowers the SpringBoardPlugins.

History

Back in iOS 3.0 it only contained one class: SBAwayViewPluginController as described above.

In iOS 5 SBAlertItem has been introduced which is used to display UIAlertViews on SpringBoard. (Battery Notification Alerts, Sim Unlock Alert, and so on).

With the release of iOS 6 several classes regarding the LockScreen have been added such as SBDeviceLockEntryField. Moreover classes managing Notification Banners have been added.

The redesign of iOS 7 caused some more Classes in the SpringBoardUI framework dealing with Control Center: SBUIControlCenterButton and more.

In iOS 8 SpringBoardUI was cleaned up by removing the LockScreen related Classes. Some Plugin classes were added as well.