REAL SOFTWARE RELEASES REALbasic 5.1 for Macintosh

Dramatic Performance Improvements Slash Compile Times for Large Applications

AUSTIN, Texas (April 28, 2003) – REAL Software, Inc. announced today the
immediate availability of REALbasic 5.1 for Macintosh, a free update
available to all existing REALbasic 5 customers.

“The objective behind this release of REALbasic is to provide substantial
performance improvements to our loyal REALbasic customers,” said Geoff
Perlman, president and CEO of REAL Software. “This update dramatically
reduces the time it takes the compiler to build a large application.”

REALbasic 5.1 for Macintosh includes a number of additional enhancements
that improve product reliability and performance, and are listed in the
release notes shipped with the product. REALbasic 5 customers can download
the update for free at

REALbasic 5.1 for Macintosh is available now starting at US$99.95 direct
from REAL Software or through your local computer retailer. REALbasic 5
Professional Edition, required for cross-platform compilation, starts at
US$399.95 and includes extended functionality for database and team
development. Introductory Professional Edition pricing of US$299.95 expires
on May 28, 2003.

About REAL Software

For everyone that seeks the flexibility to create their own software, REAL
Software provides REALbasic, a powerful, easy-to-use software development
tool for Macintosh and Windows. REAL Software, Inc. was founded in 1996 and
is based in Austin, Texas. For more information visit ( or call