REAL Software Ships REALbasic 2005 for Macintosh
Completely Redesigned to Enhance Productivity and Speed Software Development
AUSTIN, Texas, USA – June 14, 2005 — REAL Software today announced that
REALbasic 2005 for Macintosh, a ground breaking new release of the product,
is shipping. REALbasic 2005 includes a brand-new user interface that
improves productivity and ease of use for both new and experienced
Macintosh software developers. REALbasic 2005 also incorporates the latest
Mac OS X v10.4 “Tiger” Spotlight technology integrated right into the
“REALbasic 2005 represents the most significant upgrade to REALbasic ever,”
stated Geoff Perlman, president and CEO of REAL Software. “We used
extensive feedback from our customers and interface experts at Apple to
help design a new REALbasic interface that makes Mac software development
faster and easier for both experienced and novice developers alike.”
“The Mac OS X development community is growing and maturing with many
developers already on their second or third generation Mac OS X version,”
said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations.
“We’re thrilled REAL Software has created an excellent platform for
developers on the Mac which takes advantage of Apple’s breakthrough
Spotlight search capability.”
REALbasic for Macintosh includes a host of new features and functionality:
* The user interface for REALbasic 2005 has been completely redesigned to
make it more accessible to new users. The new browser-style tabbed
interface keeps items in the work area nicely organized. New toolbars have
been added that contain the most common functions. A Status bar provides
up-to-the minute information. The window editor, code editor and language
reference have all been improved as well. A screenshot of the new user
interface is available here:
* REALbasic’s newly redesigned interface also helps experienced users be
more productive. Multiple projects can now be opened and searched. Search
results, including those found with regular expressions, can be listed in
batch. REALbasic 2005 also includes a new database browser. All of these
capabilities make it easier to find things and work more efficiently.
* REALbasic 2005 leverages the Spotlight technology in Tiger in three ways.
REALbasic users on Tiger can search all of their REALbasic projects from
within REALbasic. They can also use the REALbasic Spotlight Plugin to
include REALbasic projects when using Spotlight from the Finder. The
SpotlightQuery class added to REALbasic 2005 enables developers to
incorporate Spotlight searches into their applications.
* New Container Control makes it easy to create custom user interface
controls. It also makes it easy to encapsulate code to facilitate code
* REALbasic 2005 includes REAL SQL Database, a new SQLite-based single-user
database engine recently acquired from SQLabs.
* Web pages or any other HTML-based content can now be included directly in
any REALbasic application via a new HTML viewer control.
* REALbasic is now made with REALbasic and is an excellent example of the
kind of software that can be created with REALbasic. REAL Software
engineers have incorporated many new features and functionality; REALbasic
developers will reap the benefits of these substantial improvements.
Pricing and Availability
REALbasic 2005 is available now directly from REAL Software, in two
editions, Professional and Standard. REALbasic 2005 Professional Edition is
offered at a special introductory price of $399.95; list price is $499.95.
REALbasic 2005 Standard Edition is priced at $99.95. For upgrades, any
REALbasic license may be upgraded to REALbasic 2005. The REALbasic 2005
Professional Edition upgrade is $199.95. The REALbasic 2005 Standard
Edition upgrade is $49.95. Academic pricing for upgrades to REALbasic 2005
is $39.95 and $149.95, respectively. All new and upgrade licenses include
six months of updates.
About REAL Software
REAL Software provides REALbasic 2005, Cross-Platform That Really Works,
for people who want to create and deliver cross-platform software for
Macintosh, Windows and Linux. REALbasic is highly compatible with Visual
Basic and includes a utility to help migrate Visual Basic applications
cross-platform to Macintosh and Linux. REAL Software was founded in 1996
and is based in Austin, Texas. For more information visit
www.realsoftware.com or call 512.328.7325.