NS Basic/App Studio Adds PhoneGap Support

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Developers can now submit to Apple's App Store and Google Marketplace

"We're very pleased to see NS Basic support for PhoneGap. This IDE will certainly help a lot of developers who don't want to jump into the nitty-gritty of HTML and JavaScript." said Andre Charland, Nitobi CEO.

February 08, 2011 -- NS BASIC Corporation today announced support for PhoneGap. PhoneGap compiles web apps as native packages which can be submitted to the major app stores, as well as providing additional APIs.

"Apps created with NS Basic/App Studio have always been easy to distribute.", said George Henne, President of NS BASIC Corporation. "The ability to submit them to Apple's App Store and the Google Marketplace greatly expands the reach of developers."

NS Basic/App Studio is a complete, easy to use BASIC development environment for iOS and Android devices, with a familiar look and feel. NS Basic/App Studio provides a full, modern implementation of BASIC, with proper subroutines, user defined data types and event driven execution. The development environment runs on a Windows desktop.

"We're very pleased to see NS Basic support for PhoneGap. This IDE will certainly help a lot of developers who don't want to jump into the nitty-gritty of HTML and JavaScript. We're also excited that the large community of NS Basic will be able to benefit from and contribute to PhoneGap," said Andre Charland, Nitobi CEO.

PhoneGap also adds additional APIs to NS Basic/App Studio. New functionality includes the compass, camera, contacts, files and notifications.

NS Basic/App Studio includes over 150 statements and functions. Support is provided for SQLite, geolocation, graphics and more. A full set of standard screen input and output objects and dialog boxes are included. A 200 page Handbook, Tutorials and lots of sample code are included.

The environment features a Design Screen, which allows you to graphically lay out your objects, set their properties and write code that responds to and controls them.

The execution framework is based on JavaScript, HTML5 and WebKit. While knowledge of these technologies is not required, they give NS Basic/App Studio considerable power under the hood. They also give NS Basic/App Studio apps portability to platforms supporting these technologies.

The product is available immediately for download from the company's website. Normally priced at $149.95 USD, it is available at an introductory price of $99.95. There is no charge for PhoneGap.

More about NS BASIC's Tools

NS BASIC's tools let VB developers to use their experience to develop applications for iOS, Android, Windows CE, Windows Mobile and Palm OS devices. They provide a complete, powerful development environment enabling the creation of applications for the enterprise, business, personal productivity and education.

About NS BASIC Corporation

NS BASIC Corporation's tools are the most widely used third party tools for handheld devices. NS BASIC Corporation has been a leading creator of development tools for handheld devices since 1993. Close to 20,000 developers in over 80 countries use NS BASIC's tools for iOS, Android, Palm OS and Windows CE.

More information:

NS BASIC: http://www.nsbasic.com/

PhoneGap: http://www.phonegap.com/

NS Basic/App Studio FAQ: http://www.nsbasic.com/app/info/faq.htm

NS Basic/App Videos: http://www.youtube.com/nsbasic

Comments from Users: http://www.nsbasic.com/app/info/kudos4.htm

Purchase: http://www.nsbasic.com/order.shtml

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