Developer builds Flappy Bird clone in Swift with 4 hours experience

As part of its WWDC 2014 keynote address, Apple introduced Swift, their new programming language. Now one of the company's own programmers has created a clone of the popular mobile game Flappy Bird with Swift to show how easy it is to make a game with the language.

The programmer, Nate Murray, claims he had no prior experience in using Swift before Apple officially announced the language on Monday. He then starting working on the Flappy Bird clone, which he naturally calls FlappySwift, and said he was able to create a working version of the game in just four hours. He's released the source code for the game on the GitHub site.

Apple plans to release the final version of Swift sometime this fall, alongside the launch of OS X 10.10 and iOS 8. Murrary plans to offer an online Swift development course in the near future.

If you are a programmer, are you excited about the prospect of making applications via Swift for Apple's platforms?

Source: Hacker News via TechHive

John Callaham

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