BPContextualHelp 1.0.1

BPContextualHelp 1.0.1

LangLanguage Obj-CObjective C
License MIT
ReleasedLast Release Dec 2014

Maintained by Unclaimed.

  • By
  • Ryan Britton

BPContextualHelp is a custom control based on the contextual help balloons in the pre-iOS 7 iPhoto app. It currently provides three types of annotations: a standard balloon, a balloon with a disclosure indicator, and a circular tap. Full accessibility support is provided for the annotations.


platform :ios, '5.1'
pod "BPContextualHelp", "~> 1.0"


BPContextualHelp 1.0 requires Xcode 5, targeting iOS 5.1 and above. It supports both ARC and non-ARC projects without requiring special build flags.


Help annotations do not currently account for an offset being too large or for overlapping annotations.


Import the header into any file you want to show annotations from:

#import "BPContextualHelp.h"

Show an Annotation

BPHelpAnnotation *annotation = [[BPHelpAnnotation alloc] initWithDirection:BPHelpAnnotationDirectionBottom anchorView:self.aButton contentOffset:CGSizeZero andText:@"This annotation is anchored to a view."];

BPHelpOverlayView *helpOverlay = [BPHelpOverlayView helpOverlayViewWithAnnotations:@[annotation]];
helpOverlay.completionBlock = ^{
    NSLog(@"Use this block to perform an action after the help overlay is hidden");
[helpOverlay show];