FrontBase, Inc. Announces FrontBase Developer Connection
Revolutionary new developer reward program first of its kind in Mac
industry, where points earned are tradable for Mac hardware and software
FDC Developers can purchase WebObjects 5 for only $99 until end of Septemb=
FrontBase, Inc., the developers of FrontBase, the first scalable relationa=
database for Mac OS X, today announced the FrontBaseTM Developer Connection
(FDC), a revolutionary new developer rewards program. FDC provides the
vital link between FrontBase, Inc. and its developers, and is designed to
provide technical support and full perpetual licenses that can be resold.
Where this differs from other developer programs is in the way the FDC
emulates a frequent flyer rewards program. In the FDC, registered
developers earn points that will give them rebates for hardware they buy in
the Apple Store. For every dollar spent on a FrontBase product (such as a
license, support, or training), their account as a registered FDC developer
will be credited 1 point and every 15 of those points will buy $1 worth of
product at the Apple Store =AE. For example, if an FDC developer or their
customers buy a "Small Business Bundle" license for $14,999, their FDC
account will be credited 14,999 points.
The FDC developer can use their points to get rebates for whatever hardware
is for sale in the Apple Store. In the FDC, fifteen (15) points is worth
$1. So when you earn 15,000 points, you can spend $1,000 at the Apple
Store. Buy a Titanium G4 PowerBook, a G4 tower, or any other tools- it's
totally up to the developer. Simply purchase your hardware from the Apple
Store, send in your FDC number and your Apple Store receipt and we'll send
you a rebate based on the points you've earned.
"As developers ourselves, we wanted to create a developer program that we
would want to be in," said Geert Clemmensen, founder and CEO of FrontBase,
Inc. "Our FDC program is unique in that it provides immediate, real rewards
for developers who create business solutions using FrontBase. The other
great thing is that once you are part of the FDC program, you can earn
points just by using FrontBase."
WebObjects 5 special promotion
As an added incentive, all developers who join the FDC program by September
30, 2001 can purchase Apple Computers WebObjects 5 =AE software from
FrontBase, Inc. for only $99, a savings of $600 off the list price. For
more details on this special offer, contact FrontBase, Inc. at (949)
455-2913 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
FDC developers can earn points in a variety of ways. For example:
o Whenever a developer or their customer buys a FrontBase product (such as
a license, support, or training) your FDC account will get credited 1 point
for each dollar spent.
o If a developer displays a "Powered by FrontBase" logo on a site they have
developed, they will earn 2,000 points.
o If a developer creates a link to information about their
FrontBase-powered application at www.frontbase.com, and they will earn
o If a developer creates a link to their FrontBase-powered web site at
www.frontbase.com, and they will earn 2,000 points.
o Every month, FrontBase, Inc. will award 1,000 points (based on
best-of-breed responses) to a selected and registered FDC developer for
responding to questions on the fb-dev mailing list.
The FDC program (including the earning of points) is subject to the
FrontBase, Inc. FDC contract, a copy of which will be provided upon writte=
Pricing and Availability
The FDC program is now available in two tiers: Standard and Professional
Standard: List price $3,000. This includes:
o Chris J. Dates' book, A Guide to The SQL Standard.
o Two (2) $999 E-Business licenses with full resale rights.
o One (1) Multiple Instance Support package (a $1,499 value).
o 5,000 points are credited to your FDC account.
Professional: List price $5,000. This includes:
o Chris J. Dates' book, A Guide to The SQL Standard .
o Three (3) $999 E-Business licenses OR
One (1) E-Enterprise license (both options have full resale rights).
o FrontBase Embedded Support package (a $2,999 value).
o 10,000 points are credited to your FDC account.
FrontBase, Inc., is a database software developer and services provider
based in the United States, with offices in Denmark, Seattle and
California. Their FrontBase database software is the only database software
for Mac OS X that is fully SQL 92 compliant. For more information about
FrontBase, please call (949) 455-2913 or visit their website at
For more information contact:
Vice President of Sales,
FrontBase, Inc. (949) 455-2913