NS Basic/App Studio 2.0 Adds jQuery Mobile Support

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Brings drag and drop development for jQuery Mobile

NS BASIC Corporation has announced the release of NS Basic/App Studio 2.0. The release features full support for jQuery Mobile, with an IDE that allows developers to drag and drop controls on the design screen.

"jQuery Mobile is becoming the most commonly used framework for mobile devices", said George Henne, President of NS BASIC Corporation. "But developers have had to hand code the elements on their forms. App Studio lets them layout their elements in a fraction of the time, generating the necessary code and HTML automatically."

Right clicking on an element on the Design Screen brings up a list of events, and takes the developer to a code window to write the event handling code.

Other new features in the release include improved Ajax support, the ability to turn mobile apps into desktop apps and easier to use New Project and Open Sample dialogs.

NS Basic/App Studio is a complete, easy to use development environment for mobile devices. BASIC and JavaScript are supported as development languages. 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.

Once you have tested your app in the browser, with a single click you can either deploy it to a device as a web app or compile it into a native app using PhoneGap Build.

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 155 page handbook, tutorials and lots of sample code are included.

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.

With support for jQuery Mobile, Basic, JavaScript, CSS, HTML5 and PhoneGap, NS Basic/App Studio is a complete and easy to use mobile development tool.

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.

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.

More information:

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

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

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

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GEORGE HENNE
NS BASIC Corporation
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