REALbasic 2005 for Windows Redesigned to Enhance Productivity, Speed Software Development

Provides greater compatibility with Visual Basic

AUSTIN, Texas, USA - June 14, 2005 - REAL Software announced today that REALbasic 2005 for Windows, a groundbreaking new release of the product, is shipping. REALbasic 2005 sports a brand new user interface that improves productivity and ease of use for both new and experienced Windows software developers, especially Visual Basic users.

"REALbasic 2005 represents the most significant upgrade to REALbasic ever," stated Geoff Perlman, president and CEO of REAL Software. "We took extensive feedback from our users, especially Visual Basic users, and used it to design a brand-new REALbasic user interface that makes Windows software development faster and easier for both experienced and novice developers alike."

"With the new interface and all the improvements, REALbasic 2005 for Windows is a very compelling alternative for Visual Basic users looking for a new home," said Jim Hubbard, principal developer at Hubbard Software, a software integrator based in Atlanta. "Not only do Visual Basic users get ongoing development and support from a company that is focused entirely on REALbasic, they get the freedom to develop for the platforms they choose, whether Windows, Macintosh, or Linux."

REALbasic for Windows includes a host of new features and functionality designed to make the transition easy for Visual Basic developers, including:

  • REALbasic 2005 has a new browser-style tabbed interface that makes it very easy to navigate for new users. New toolbars have been added that contain the most common functions; a status bar provides up-to-the minute information; a screenshot of this new user interface is available at

  • 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 work more efficiently

  • Web pages or any other HTML-based content can now be displayed directly in any REALbasic application via a new HTML viewer control

  • REALbasic Professional Edition now includes the ability to create custom controls. It also makes it easy to encapsulate code in order to facilitate code maintenance

  • REALbasic 2005 includes REAL SQL Database, a new SQLite-based single-user database engine recently acquired from SQLabs

  • The new REALbasic 2005 for Windows IDE is even more compatible with Visual Basic, so Visual Basic developers can feel right at home with REALbasic

  • REALbasic is now made with REALbasic and is an excellent example of the kind of software that can be created with REALbasic

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 starts at $99.95.

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 Windows, Linux and Macintosh. REALbasic is highly compatible with Visual Basic and includes a utility to help migrate Visual Basic applications cross-platform to Macintosh and Linux. For more information visit or call 512.328.7325.


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