We’ve tried to develop a list here of some open source iphone apps developers can use to learn from or expand further.
Developing apps can be hard to learn if you don’t have some good examples tolearnfrom.Herewe’ve provided links to some of the apps we like best with links to complete source code. These apps are all fully functional and we’ve made sure to include apps that have actually been accepted into the app store.
Get started by looking for apps that may look similar to something you are working on. The goal should be not to have to reinvent the wheel.
Important: Always make sure you understand the licenses as many of these open source iPhone apps are GPL and require that you open source your app if you use any parts of their code.
Our Favorite Open Source iPhone Apps
3. Battle For Wesnoth – Fantasy themed turn based tactical RPG game available on several platforms and now the iPhone/iPad. (iTunes link) (source code)
4. Bubbsy – Cocos2D based game using Box2D fixes and Tiled level creation. (iTunes link) (source code)
5. ComicFlow – Beautiful comic book reader for iPad. (iTunes link) (source code)
7. Diceshaker – Dice rolling simulator designed for role-playing game enthusiasts. (iTunes link) (source code)
8. Doom Classic – Classic 3D first person shooter. (iTunes link) (source code)
9. Edhita – iPad text editor with file transfer support and browser previewing. (iTunes link) (source code)
12. iStrobe – Turns the iPhone 4 flash into a highly configurable strobe light. (iTunes link) (source code)
13. Molecules – Allows you to view 3D models of molecules and manipulate them through touch. (iTunes link) (source code)
14. Mover – Allows you to transfer stuff from one iPhone to another by “flicking” it to the other device. (iTunes link) (source code)
15. Puff Puff – Beautiful underwater 2D game utilizing Cocos2D and Openfeint featuring unique physics based gameplay. (iTunes link) (source code)
17. SpaceBubble – Space game featuring core graphics, and accelerometer usage. (itunes link) (source code)
Please feel free to add to this list by commenting below. We’re always looking for cool new open source apps we can use to either contribute to or simply learn new ways of coding.
Look forward to hearing from others
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