Extensions

Sparrow is lucky to be supported by many great people and talented programmers. Many of those have already created numerous add-on classes you can use in your game.

This page lists all extensions that are available, giving you a simple means to browse through them and cherry-pick those you can use in your game. If you want to create and share your own extension, visit this page to find out how to do it: Creating an Extension.

List of Extensions

The Sparrow 2.0 updated introduced some major, API breaking changes (most notably the switch to ARC and OpenGL ES 2.0). So not all 1.x extensions will work with Sparrow 2.x. If you find an extension in the 1.x list that works just fine in Sparrow 2, please edit that extension page and update the “compatible with” property. Thanks in advance!

Or, for bonus points, fix it if it's broken! :-D

Sparrow 2.x

NameDescriptionTags Compatible with
SXGaugeA simple gauge / progress bar.gauge, bar, texturev2.0
SXParticleSystemParticle System for special effectsparticle, particle-system, 71squaredv2.0
Texture UniversalizerTool to create universal textures for iOS.texture, image, resize, renamev2.0
UIView+AdditionsA simple category that allows one to easily set/get UIView rotation.rotation, uiviewv2.0
UIImage+AdditionsA UIImage category that will replace or remove colors. This allows multiple colors to be changed on a single image, until it has alpha values.replace, remove, image, uiimagev2.0
MemoryManagerA simple static class to output semi-accurate memory usage and free memory during runtime.memory, usage, freev2.0
NSObject+AssociatedValuesA simple Objective-C wrapper that allows easier use of Associated Objects.associative, associated, objects, nsobject, runtimev2.0
NSString+SpacingA NSString category that allows spacing between characters.NSString, string, spacingv2.0
SPStage+TransparencyAn extension for Sparrow 2.0 to render the stage background transparent and non-opaque, allowing interactions with UIKit elements behind the Sparrow view.rotation, uiviewv2.0
SXFlumpParses Flump exports into Sparrow runtimeflump, runtimev2.0
SPTexture+LineA category for Sparrow that draws rounded lines via SPTexture and Core Graphics.texture, line, roundv2.0
SPTween+RepeatValuesA category for Sparrow that allows setting the repeat total time and repeat start values of properties.tween, repeat, startv2.0
XDSpinnerAn extension that allows highly customizable activity indicators.Spinner, Activity, Indicatorv2.0
SPDisplayObject+SnapshotAn extension that takes advantage of GLKView's snapshot method to create UIImages of specific display objects.snapshot, image, screenshotv2.0
XDImageAn extension for Sparrow that allows 9-slice scaling of images and buttons.9-slice, slice, scale, scaling, image, buttonv2.0
SHPolygonA Sparrow 2.X extension for polygon shapes and polygon-shaped images.polygon, shape, image, texturev2.0
SXPhysicsExtension that provides Box2D (2.3.0) physic library integration.Box2D, Physicsv2.1
SXMaskedSpriteProvides pixel level masking for any Sparrow display object.maskv2.1
SXBezierCurveA customisable curved line.line, curved, bezier, texturev2.1
SXRadialBlurFilterA simple radial blur filter.v2.1
SHAnimatableColorA simple animatable color extension for Sparrow.animate, color, animatable colorv2.X
SHThumbstickA robust thumbstick.thumbstick, joystick, joypad, dpad, controllerv2.X
SPDisplayObject+ImageA category for Sparrow 2.X that allows a SPDisplayObject to be dynamically converted to a UIImage.object, image, spdisplayobject, uiimagev2.X
SPQuad+ColorComponentsA category for Sparrow 2.X that allows a SPQuad (or subclass) to get/set red, green, and blue color components.quad, image, color, red, green, bluev2.X
SPTextField+JustifyA category for Sparrow 2.X that allows a bitmap SPTextField to justify align.text, textfield, justify, justified, justificationv2.X
SHShakeEventA Sparrow 2.x extension for handling shake/motion events.motion, shake, eventv2.X
JTLineA simple customisable line.linev2.x

Sparrow 1.x

NameDescriptionTags Compatible with
BELinkHelperA helper class for App Store LinksApp Store, Link, Helper, Ratings, URLAll
SXSliderA simple slider control similar to UISliderslider, uislider, formv1.1
SXJoypadA simple joypad for use with sparrowJoypad, controller, movementv1.1
BEParallaxSpriteA simple parallax background sprite.parallax, scrolling, background, layersv1.1
SXPointSpriteGroupCreate a point sprite group for things like particle effects.point sprites, particlesv1.1
SPTextField with InputLets you type into an SPTextFieldtext, input, field, keyboardv1.1
SXCroppedImageApply a simple rectangular mask for any SPImage.image, crop, maskv1.1
SXFPSMeterA quick and dirty FPS meter.FPS, frames per second, meterv1.1
SXMotionTweenA Tween to move any SPDisplayObject along an arbitrary Bezier pathAnimationv1.1
SXSwitchA simple switch similar to UISwitchuiswitch, switch, togglev1.1
SXCompiledTileMapA tilemap setup for sparrow using compiled sprites as the rendering methodtilemap, sparrow, 8bitv1.1
GamePlayViewControllerA view controller for SPView.SPView, SPStagev1.1
TMX Tile MapsThis is my implementation of maps from the Tiled application into Sparrowtilemap, tiledv1.2
SXSimpleClippedImageSimple extension of SPImage which allows you to clip a rectangular area within the SPImage.clip, image, clipped, maskv1.2
ESpriteThis is an enhanced sprite for sparrowsprite, ESpritev1.2
Alignable-objectsCategories to align every SPDisplayObject and arrange children in a SPDisplayObjectContaineralignable, arranging, aligningv1.2
BEDisplayDebuggerA class to debug display object boundsdebug, border, object, display, bounds, viewv1.2
BEScreenAn easy way to handle orientationorientation, rotation, rotate, landscape, portraitv1.2
SHAlphaTextureAn extension for Sparrow that allows alpha handing of texture-based objects.texture, image, button, alpha, touchv1.X
Sparrow+SupportPadResolutionA Sparrow category that allows support for iPad resolution.ipad, resolution, texture, hdv1.X
SHLineA simple customizable line.line, primitivev1.X
SHMotionBlurSpriteA simple sprite with a motion blur effect.motion, blur, spritev1.X
SHSplashScreenA simple splash screen.splash, splashscreen, advertisement, logov1.X
SPDisplayObject+ImageA category for Sparrow that allows a SPDisplayObject to be dynamically converted to a UIImage.object, image, spdisplayobject, uiimagev1.X
SPRenderTexture+EraseA category for Sparrow that allows erasing of a SPRenderTexture.erase, render, texture, sprendertexturev1.X
TiledboxAn interface between Tiled, Box2D, and SparrowTileMap, Tiled, Box2d, Physicsv1.X
SPTexture+AdditionsA SPTexture category for Sparrow that will replace or remove colors.replace, remove, color, sptexturev1.X
SPTextField+AutoSizeA simple category for Sparrow that allows one to auto size an SPTextField.auto, size, text, sptextfieldv1.X
OrientatedViewControllerA UIViewController subclass that allows one to easily set the allowed orientations and content orientation.orientation, uiviewcontrollerv1.X
SHSwipeEventA simple swipe event.swipe, event, swipeeventv1.X
SHBlendModesA category that allows blend modes via presets or custom blends.blend, blending, mode, blend modev1.X
SPTextField+ShadowA category for Sparrow that allows shadows on a SPTextField.shadow, drop shadow, text, sptextfieldv1.X
SHPinchEventA simple pinch event.pinch, event, pincheventv1.X
SHClippedSpriteA simple clipped sprite.clip, sprite, clippedspritev1.X
SHFingerTrailA simple finger trail. (testing phase)finger, trail, particlev1.X
SHCircleA simple customizable circle.circle, primitivev1.X
SHShakeEventA simple shake event.shake, event, shakeeventv1.X
SHPolygon (OLD VERSION)A simple customizable polygon.polygon, shape, primitivev1.X
SHOverflowTextFieldA simple overflow text extension for Sparrow.overflow, text, sptextfieldv1.X
SPDisplayObject+LoopabilityA simple category for Sparrow that allows one to change the loopability of a SPDisplayObject.loop, loopable, loopability, spdisplayobject, enterframeeventv1.X

Libraries supporting Sparrow

A growing number of libraries work well with the Sparrow Framework. Please add them to this list!

  • Flump is an open-source tool for converting Flash keyframe animations into GPU-friendly formats.
  • Kamcord lets you record and share gameplay videos
  • Chartboost — get more users or earn money with your games
  extensions/start.txt · Last modified: 2015/09/14 11:15 (external edit)
 
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