Mar 012013
 

One of our members, Dave Kilroy recently brought a cross platform development tool LiveCode to my attention. The Edinburgh based company behind LiveCode has just raised around £500k via KickStarter which will be used to clean up and re-factor their code base and take the project Open-Source.

LiveCode provides a cross platform tool then enables anyone to create apps quickly and easily and it seems to me that it will be of interest to many HANDI members.

Dave writes:

"Some of your readers/members may remember a thing called HyperCard from long ago - it was an easy-to-learn scripting environment where users could make pretty sophisticated (for the time) software. There were various 'flavours' of the technology but the best known version shipped with Apple computers - until Steve Jobs ditched it…

" However it didn't die out and after a series of adventures was taken on and re-invented by a Scottish Company called Runtime Revolution . The language is now called LiveCode - and it's pretty good!

 "In it you can develop software on a Linux, Windows or OSX machine and deploy to Windows, Linux and OSX desktops, there is a server version running on Apache, and you can use it to create apps for Android and iOS devices. It is not a 'pretend' language and with it you can make 'proper' software.

" You can find out lots more at RunRev's website but here are a few extra links:

"The company is in the process of making LiveCode open source, and as part of this they want to do a big clean up and re factoring of their huge and ancient code base - to fund this they  put out a KickStarter project  which has recently exceed its, target £350 k"

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