iOS Open Source : Sparrow Framework for Game Development

Sparrow is an Objective-C library that was written to simplify the design and development of games for iOS devices.

The code base is in the neighborhood of 10,000 lines of code, pretty reasonable given the breadth of the API. For those familiar with Flash/Flex, getting to know Sparrow should come quite naturally, as many of the concepts and naming conventions are similar.

To get started with Sparrow, there is an Xcode project that demonstrates a range of features in the framework, including animations, sounds and texture atlas. A few screenshots of the demo app are below – notice the rightmost screenshot which shows a few variations of the textfield options.
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