Apple's New HyperCard 2.4 Now Available; Latest Version of HyperCard
Leverages Powerful QuickTime 3 Capabilities
CUPERTINO, Calif., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq:
AAPL - news) today announced the availability of HyperCard 2.4, the latest
version of the Company's custom software development tool used to create
interactive applications primarily for training and education. HyperCard
2.4 leverages QuickTime 3's rich array of video and audio capabilities,
making it possible to easily add sophisticated multimedia experiences to
existing or new applications. Building on the power of QuickTime 3,
HyperCard 2.4 lets users work directly with more than 30 standard media
HyperCard 2.4's new features include a suite of commands and properties,
offering users who write HyperTalk scripts the ability to: establish links
from HyperCard stacks to QuickTime movies, QuickTime VR scenes, and the
World Wide Web; navigate quickly to predefined locations in a QuickTime
movie by searching the movie's text track; resize, flip, mirror, rotate or
skew a QuickTime movie in real time; loop a movie, providing continuous
play for unattended applications like multimedia kiosks.
HyperCard is Apple's custom software development tool for users of every
skill level with navigation, hypertext, media integration and scripting
features that have greatly influenced the evolution of the World Wide Web.
HyperCard organizes information into associated ``stacks'' of cards that
can be easily navigated and searched. Users are able to integrate and link
text, graphics, sound, speech and QuickTime movies into HyperCard stacks to
create dynamic, interactive titles.
Pricing & Availability
HyperCard 2.3.5 customers can immediately upgrade to the new version free
of charge from the HyperCard website (www.apple.com/hypercard/). HyperCard
2.4 will be available for U.S. $99 via The Apple Store
(www.apple.com/store/), and through volume licensing and maintenance
agreements at the end of May. For more information, in the U.S. call
Apple Computer, Inc. ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s
with the Apple II, and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with
the Macintosh. Apple is now recommitted to its original mission -- to bring
the best personal computing products and support to students, educators,
designers, scientists, engineers, businesspersons and consumers in over 140
countries around the world.
QuickTime 3 -- the latest version of Apple's award-winning, industry
standard software for creating and publishing digital media for Mac OS and
Windows -- is available for download via the Apple website at
Apple's home page on the World Wide Web: www.apple.com.
Apple, the Apple logo, HyperCard, Macintosh, Mac OS, and QuickTime are
registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Additional company and
product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of the individual
companies and are respectfully acknowledged.
SOURCE: Apple Computer, Inc.