FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Zero G Software, Inc.
(415) 512-7771 x29
Zero G Software Launches Aggressive Distribution Program Offering
InstallAnywhere Now! For Free
Availability of Multi-Platform Deployment Tool Provides All
Developers With Easy-to-Use Solution For Deploying Java Based
SAN FRANCISCO, April 12, 1999 – Zero G Software, Inc., the leading
developer of multi-platform deployment tools, today announced an
aggressive distribution program for InstallAnywhere Now!, the
entry-level version of the industry’s most popular Java application
installer, making the product available to all software developers
free of charge. The free availability of InstallAnywhere Now! gives
every software developer access to award-winning technologies and
provides an easy-to-use solution for deploying software to multiple
platforms. To kick-off this new distribution program,
InstallAnywhere Now! will be available for download from the Java
Lobby Web site (http://www.JavaLobby.com) and other leading software
Like all products in the InstallAnywhere family, InstallAnywhere Now!
gives Java developers the ability to quickly build multi-platform
installers for distributing software over the Internet or on CD-ROM.
InstallAnywhere Now! is compatible with the latest Java
technologies, including Sun Microsystems’ Java 2 (Java Development
Kit 1.2) and Apple Computer’s Macintosh Runtime for Java (MRJ) 2.1.
Previously priced at $149, the free availability of InstallAnywhere
Now! opens up multi-platform deployment to all software developers.
“There is no reason why Java developers should settle for anything
less than the industry’s leading deployment technology,” said Eric
Shapiro, president and co-founder of Zero G Software, Inc. “By
providing InstallAnywhere Now! for free, Zero G Software is making
its award-winning technology available to anyone and everyone
interested in multi-platform deployment.”
“I’m delighted that Zero G Software has once again shown its support
for Java developers by extending this exclusive offer to the members
of the Java Lobby community,” said Rick Ross, founder of the Java
Lobby. “A consumer’s ‘out of box experience’ with a Java product
sets the tone for their perception of that product and of Java as a
whole. Zero G Software’s Java product deployment solutions ensure
that this critical experience will go well, and I encourage all Java
developers to consider using InstallAnywhere Now! to enhance their
own product deployment.”
About InstallAnywhere Now!
InstallAnywhere Now! is the ideal lightweight multi-platform
deployment solution for Java-based applications. Built on the same
award-winning technology that has made Zero G Software’s
InstallAnywhere family of products the standard in multi-platform
installation, InstallAnywhere Now! is perfect for distributing Java
software to Windows, Unix, Mac OS or any other Java-enabled platform.
By handling all the platform specific details, InstallAnywhere Now!
saves developers the effort of building separate installers for every
InstallAnywhere Now! shares many of the same features as the
InstallAnywhere Standard Edition. The popular Project Wizard
interface enables multi-platform installers to be built in six easy
steps. To make this process as foolproof as possible,
InstallAnywhere Now! automatically locates the application’s “main
class” and properly configures the classpath, two tasks that have
traditionally made the process of running Java software difficult for
end-users. The product also offers the ability to create
double-clickable LaunchAnywhere application launchers with custom
icons, making Java applications as easy to use as native applications.
InstallAnywhere has received universal acclaim as the best software
deployment tool by the Java industry’s most prominent publications.
Winning Java World’s 1998 Editor’s Choice Award for Best Utility,
Java Developer’s Journal’s 1998 Editors’ Choice Award for Best
Installer and Java Report’s 1998 Writers’ Choice Award,
InstallAnywhere has solidified its position as the leading tool for
Pricing and Availability
InstallAnywhere Now! is freely available for download from the Java
Lobby Web site (http://www.JavaLobby.org), Zero G Software’s Web site
(http://www.ZeroG.com), and other leading Java development resources.
InstallAnywhere Now! is also bundled with the industry’s leading
Integrated Development Environments (IDE) including Metrowerks’ Code
Warrior, ObjectShare’s Parts for Java, ObjectSoft’s BrewMaster,
Symantec’s Visual Caf, Tek-Tools’ Kawa, and IBM’s Visual Age for
Java. Additionally, InstallAnywhere Now! can be download from Apple
Computer’s MRJ Web site
Developers seeking solutions for more advanced installations can
purchase InstallAnywhere Standard Edition or InstallAnywhere Express
by calling (415) 512-7771 x24 or sending e-mail to sales@ZeroG.com.
More information on the award-winning InstallAnywhere family of
products can be found on the Internet at http://www.ZeroG.com.
About Zero G Software, Inc.
A privately held company, Zero G Software, Inc. is the leading
developer of multi-platform application deployment tools.
InstallAnywhere, Zero G’s award-winning flagship product, has become
the de facto standard for multi-platform installations, creating
professional installers for software deployment on all Java-enabled
operating systems. Some of the company’s customers include Adobe,
AT&T, IBM, Intel, Novell, and Sun Microsystems. Zero G Software is
headquartered in San Francisco, California and can also be found on
the Internet at http://www.ZeroG.com