Even better, the programs that you create with it can be played back by anyone on any platform - Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
Apple Expo, Paris (PRWEB) September 1, 2004
Runtime Revolution today announced the release of the new Revolution Dreamcard. Dreamcard is ideal for educators, students, hobbyists, user interface professionals and for beginning to intermediate developers. Dreamcard includes a step by step video learning center and printable PDF library that makes it possible for anyone who can use a computer to create his/her own software.
Users of Dreamcard can:
Â Make multimedia, games and applications
Â Learn and teach how a computer really works
Â Make professional-looking software easily
"Dreamcard is the easy-to-use heir to HyperCard that everyone has been waiting for," said Kevin Miller, CEO of Runtime Revolution. He added, "Even better, the programs that you create with it can be played back by anyone on any platform - Windows, Mac OS and Linux."
With Dreamcard, users lay out the content they require, adding text, images, buttons and menus. Users can use "cards" to create the different screens they need and "stacks" to create windows, palettes windows and dialog boxes. All the basic components are pre-built, making the construction process easy. Then users can use Transcript, Dreamcard's built-in scripting language, to add real functionality and interaction. If they need help, they can refer to the Video library, explore a Sample Project or copy a Sample Script.
Dreamcard programs can be distributed to anyone with the free Dreamcard Player. Like Dreamcard, the Dreamcard Player is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Classic and Linux. Additionally, Dreamcard comes with an online sharing feature that allows the user to share their programs over the Internet. The package includes 10MB of online storage space out of the box, and the Dreamcard Player can browse and navigate the full range of programs that have been shared online by other Dreamcard users.
As a member of the Revolution product family, Dreamcard users can access many of the features that users have come to expect from Revolution's professional development tools. These include native appearance for programs on any computer, access to a full range of media formats including QuickTime (movies, VR and streaming media), popular image and sound formats, point and click database access, text to speech and more.
A free trial download of Dreamcard is available now from the companyÂs web site (http://www.runrev.com/). The program costs $99 USD or Â£67 (excluding any applicable taxes). Dreamcard is ideal for use in education and educational users receive a 33 percent discount on single user pricing. A lab pack for 100 users costs just $200 USD or Â£133, which equates to just $2 per user. Dreamcard replaces Revolution Express which has now been discontinued.
Runtime Revolution Ltd.
Founded in 1997, Runtime Revolution focuses on bringing user-centric development to all major platforms - Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Unix. Products include Dreamcard, Revolution Studio, Revolution Enterprise and Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor. The company is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. For more information on Runtime Revolution, please visit the company on the web at http://www.runrev.com/
For more information, or to arrange a product review please contact:
Dr Rod McCall
Runtime Revolution Ltd
15-19 York Place
telephone: +44 (0) 870 747 1165
fax: +44 (0) 845 458 8487
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