REAL Software Acquires Database Technology from SQLabs

AUSTIN, Texas (May 5, 2005) – REAL Software, Inc. announced today the
company has acquired SQLite-based database technology developed by SQLabs
of San Diego, California. This technology includes SQLitePlugInPro for
REALbasic and SQLiteServer. SQLitePlugInPro is a popular database plugin
that enables development of single-user database applications. SQLiteServer
is a SQLite-based database server.

“We acquired this technology so that REALbasic users will have instant
access to a well-known, industry-standard, fast, dependable, SQL-based
database engine on which to build powerful database applications,” stated
Geoff Perlman, president and CEO of REAL Software. “In addition, they will
be able to do so on Windows, Macintosh and Linux, furthering our firm
commitment to provide cross-platform that really works.”

“By acquiring this technology, REAL Software is paving the way to provide
powerful database development technology to REALbasic users,” offered Will
Leshner, principal of SQLabs. “Since it is based on SQLite which is
public-domain, fast and reliable, REALbasic users gain an industry-standard
database engine that’s tailored to meet their needs.”

The single-user database engine will be included in an upcoming release of
REALbasic. Plans for the database server will be announced later this year.

About SQLabs

SQLabs is a software design, development and consulting company that
creates everything from plugins in C++ to full applications written
entirely in REALbasic. The company specializes in database solutions,
especially those that incorporate local databases using SQLite. The company
is located in San Diego, California and can be found on the web at

About REALbasic

REALbasic is a full-featured software design environment easily suited to
creating all kinds of applications, from utilities to enterprise-class
applications. REALbasic is highly compatible with Visual Basic and includes
a utility to help migrate existing Visual Basic applications. REALbasic is
available now starting at $99.95 direct from REAL Software, Fry’s and other
software retailers. REALbasic Professional Edition, required for
cross-platform deployment, starts at $399.95 and includes extended
functionality for database and team development.

About REAL Software

REAL Software provides REALbasic, Cross-Platform That Really Works, for
people who want to create and deliver cross-platform software for Windows,
Macintosh and Linux. REALbasic is highly compatible with Visual Basic and
includes a utility to help migrate Visual Basic applications
cross-platform. REAL Software was founded in 1996 and is based in Austin,
Texas. For more information visit or call 512.328.7325.