Powerful, Easy-to-Learn Programming Tool Now Enables Windows Users to
Create Their Own Software for Both Windows and Macintosh

AUSTIN, Texas (April 28, 2003) – REAL Software, Inc. announced today the
immediate availability of REALbasic 5 for Windows, a full-featured,
easy-to-use development tool that enables Windows users of all levels to
create custom applications and compile them for both Windows and Macintosh.

“REALbasic now gives Windows users the same powerful, yet easy-to-use
capabilities that our Macintosh customers have enjoyed for years,” said
Geoff Perlman, president and CEO of REAL Software. “Our goal is to provide
useful tools that help people create their own software, whether on Windows
or Macintosh.”

“With REALbasic 5 for Windows, my team can now develop an application and
deploy that application on Windows or Macintosh from a single set of source
code, at the click of a button,” said Kent Myhre, software development
engineer for Business Ink, Co. “That keeps my development costs low and
allows me to broaden my markets and sell software to PC users, regardless
of the computer they use.”

REALbasic 5 for Windows supports Windows-specific features such as
ActiveX/COM, Registry access and Win32 API calls. Windows applications
created with REALbasic do not require an installer or DLLs, eliminating the
common ‘DLL hell’ problem. In addition, REALbasic 5 for Windows is very
similar to Visual Basic =AE (VB) and includes a VB project conversion
utility. Similar to Visual Basic in design and syntax, VB users will feel
right at home with REALbasic.

REALbasic 5 for Windows 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 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 Windows and Macintosh. REAL Software, Inc. was founded in 1996 and
is based in Austin, Texas. For more information visit ( or call