Jun 14 2005
REAL Software today announced that REALbasic 2005 is now 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 application.
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 USD$399.95; list price is USD$499.95. REALbasic 2005 Standard Edition is priced at USD$99.95. For upgrades, any REALbasic license may be upgraded to REALbasic 2005. The REALbasic 2005 Professional Edition upgrade is USD$199.95. The REALbasic 2005 Standard Edition upgrade is USD$49.95. Academic pricing for upgrades to REALbasic 2005 is USD$39.95 and USD$149.95, respectively. All new and upgrade licenses include six months of updates
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.
- 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
- 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