I really enjoyed recreating the Dark Sky scrolling animation and have plans for a few more interactions I would like to attempt. I am going to start collecting these at a new website, CocoaCovers.com.
I consider these ‘covers’ in the sense that they are tributes to the originals. I’m hoping that they will be received in that same spirit and not considered rip-offs. I’m picking small, delightful moments to recreate from some of my favorite apps and sometimes adding my own twist. I have no access to the original source code and I’m not trying to peek under any covers for clues – these are my own interpretations of modern classics.
It really does remind me of the way I would learn to play a song on guitar before the internet was prevalent. Pressing an ear against the speaker, slack-jawed and confused.