Let me face it. The syntaxes of ObjectiveC is very different from any other language out there. At first it is not at all readable. No. Not even a single sentace. It took me sometime to get used to it. I said get used to it, not even get going in it 🙂 Now, the point is, once you are a little comfortable in knowing it, it even scares with pointers and memory management. Lets put that aside. Knowing a different language and how it works always helps. As a flash developer, I was wondering how to apply my skills in this language. And fortunately there are some very nice frameworks out there which can feel just right for it.
Sparrow. Yeah, its an opensource, free game framework for iphone. Finally a framework which is made for people, who have come across actionscript. I have recently completed a simple game ( as you know, flash developers start with it 🙂 ) and can only say that it does what it says. Forget about all the difficulties of objectiveC stuff and think about your game. So, familiar things, like Sprite, MovieClip, addchild, addEventlistener, bubbling etc are all there. Its so simple that the documentation is just one page. And there is a quite nice community arround it. I must say, a very nicely done framework for actionscript developers. All the best to the Sparrow team for the effort.
Happy Flashing 🙂