REAL Software delivers the latest version of REALbasic, provides improved
flexibility and power.

January 7, 2002. San Francisco, CA – REAL Software today announced the
availability of REALbasic 4. This new release provides even more power and
ease-of-use for its growing numbers of users everywhere. REALbasic is the
powerful, easy-to-use tool for creating your own software for Macintosh,
Mac OS X, and Windows. It runs natively on Mac OS X as well as Mac OS 8 and
9. REALbasic allows almost anyone to build software to solve problems, run
a business, or just have fun. REALbasic continues to garner praise
worldwide, most recently winning an Eddy from the editors at Macworld

“Version 4 is the best release of REALbasic so far”, said Geoff Perlman,
President and CEO of REAL Software. “We’ve focused even more on what our
customers have asked for, while at the same time added things they didn’t
even know they wanted!”

“Mac OS X provides a rock solid foundation and a growing user base for
developers,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple=EDs vice president of Worldwide
Developer Relations. “REALbasic is providing developers with a substantial
tool to create and build applications for Mac OS X.”

Improvements to the IDE make using REALbasic 4 easier and users more
productive. Enhancements to the EditField, ListBox, Canvas, Shell,
multimedia components, and more provide greater flexibility. External
Project Items, compiled RbScript, and much more make REALbasic more
powerful. Work faster and do more with REALbasic 4! Learn more at

REALbasic is available for US$149.95 for the Standard Edition and US$349.95
for the Professional Edition packages, direct from REAL Software. REAL
Software offers academic and volume discounts as well as license-only
options. Upgrades to REALbasic 4 range in price from $29.95 to $89.95 for
owners of REALbasic 3.5. In addition to US English, REALbasic is available
in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Japanese.

About REAL Software: REAL Software, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is based
in Austin, Texas. For more information visit or call
512.263.1233. For more information about REALbasic, visit: