REAL Software Announces Mac OS X Strategy for 2006: REALbasic to Support Cocoa
AUSTIN, Texas, USA (January 9, 2006) — REAL Software, provider of
REALbasic, cross-platform that really works, announced today that REALbasic
will support Cocoa, Apple Computer’s framework for Mac OS X software
“Adding Cocoa support to REALbasic clearly affirms our commitment to the
Mac,” stated Geoff Perlman, president and CEO of REAL Software. “Cocoa
support will enable us to incorporate great new technologies from Apple
more quickly and more easily than ever before, and will result in better,
more feature-rich software for Mac OS X.”
“REALbasic is our preferred development environment because it really
improves our productivity,” stated Bryan Lund, principal developer at
independent software vendor Radical Breeze. “However, we recently had to
use a different development tool that provided Cocoa support. When
REALbasic supports Cocoa, we will definitely be using REALbasic exclusively
once again, and we’re looking forward to the speed and ease of development
we’ll gain by using REALbasic.”
REAL Software is building a new REALbasic platform layer based on Apple’s
Cocoa framework. Major 3rd party REALbasic plug-in developers plan to
support the new REALbasic Cocoa framework as well.
Intel-based Mac Support
Concurrent with Cocoa support, REAL Software will also deliver support for
Universal Binaries, Apple’s technology that enables a single application to
run natively on both Intel and PowerPC architectures.
Pricing and Availability
Support for Cocoa and Universal Binaries will ship later this year and will
be delivered via the REALbasic Rapid Release model. Any customer with a
current update plan at the time of release will have access to these new
features at no additional cost.
REALbasic is a full-featured software development environment suited to
creating all kinds of applications, from utilities to enterprise-class
applications. REALbasic is available now starting at $99.95 direct from
REAL Software. REALbasic Professional Edition, required for cross-platform
deployment, starts at $399.95 and includes more advanced features.
About REAL Software
REAL Software provides REALbasic, 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.