For Immediate Release

Beaverton, OR (November 16, 2001) – Jiiva, Inc., announces Application
Builder Collection, the first professional-grade set of reusable Cocoa
frameworks for building solid Mac OS X applications.

Application Builder Collection (ABC) is a set of user interface widgets,
reusable objects, and development applications designed to reduce the time
required to build feature-rich Cocoa applications. By reducing the time
needed to put together the basic elements of software, ABC allows a
software development company to focus on the features and designs that set
its applications apart from the competition.

ABC is an extension to the Cocoa development tools and kits provided by
Apple Computer, Inc. The Cocoa development environment has a rich set of
objects for writing powerful applications and ABC builds on this solid
foundation by leveraging existing classes, naming conventions, and design
patterns. ABC is designed to take full advantage of Mac OS X, including the
smooth look of the Aqua interface. ABC is easy for the experienced Cocoa
programmer to understand and use.

ABC contains several formatters to control the specific presentation and
input of text, including international currencies and telephone numbers, as
well as using expressions to format text in complex ways. ABC contains
several user interface widgets, such as calendar popups and twiddle views
which can be used by “dragging and dropping,” all without writing a single
line of code.

“We know Mac OS X developers are wanting quality, reusable Cocoa
frameworks,” says Jiiva’s president Mark Ericksen. “We’re psyched to be
able to deliver a solution fulfilling this need and providing developers
with the first-rate widgets they’re looking for. What software programmer
couldn’t use some timesaving tools? Quality tools make quality products.”

Application Builder Collection is scheduled to go on sale soon. Says
Ericksen, “The holidays are just around the corner and we think ABC is the
perfect gift for every Cocoa Developer on your list … We’re hoping to
have the product ready for purchase by mid-December, if not before.” Check
the Jiiva website at for more details about ABC.

Jiiva, Inc., is a software development company dedicated to making software
development faster, easier, and cheaper. Jiiva’s overall mission is to
produce high-quality software systems and applications, making Jiiva’s
software an integral piece of software developed by other companies.
Quality design and quality code are Jiiva’s strength and main focus.
Software design is our passion. For more information, please visit