updated 09:35 am EDT, Tue June 14, 2005
REALbasic 2005 for Mac
REAL Software today began shipping , an update to its cross-platform object-oriented language and development environment; it includes a new user interface for improved productivity and integrated support for Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger" Spotlight technology. The update to the rapid application development (RAD) environment brings a single-user database based on the public-domain SQLite, a new HTML viewer control, custom UI controls (Pro), more compatibility with Visual Basic, support for multiple simultaneous open projects, a Spotlight QueryClass for building Spotlight-ready applications, and more. REALbasic 2005 Professional Edition, which runs on a single-platform and creates applications for Windows/Linux/Mac, is available at a special introductory price of $400 ($100 off), while the Standard Edition starts at $100; it runs on a single platform and creates applications for that platform only. It runs on Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later.
"REALbasic 2005 represents the most significant upgrade to REALbasic ever," stated Geoff Perlman, president and CEO of REAL Software. "We used extensive feedback from our customers and interface experts at Apple to help design a new REALbasic interface that makes Mac software development faster and easier for both experienced and novice developers alike."
"The Mac OS X development community is growing and maturing with many developers already on their second or third generation Mac OS X version," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations. "We're thrilled REAL Software has created an excellent platform for developers on the Mac which takes advantage of Apple's breakthrough Spotlight search capability."
REAL Software is also shipping REALbasic 2005 for Windows and is offering a public beta for Linux. Upgrades are $200 (Pro) and $50 (Standard).