RunRev's Open Source LiveCode
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Monday, 15 April 2013

RunRev is launching an open source version of its LiveCode application development software. The finance was raised by a Kickstarter campaign earlier in the year.

LiveCode has achieved a certain amount of success as a paid-for product designed for cross-platform application design, but RunRev wanted more users, so raised $750,000 in a Kickstarter campaign.

LiveCode 6.0 is free to use for developers and can be used to create apps for mobile and desktop platforms. LiveCode’s advantage is that it aims to let you deploy your apps on a range of platforms using a single version. Operating systems covered include Windows, Linux, iOS, Android and Mac.

 

 

The LiveCode website describes the package as having “an intuitive graphical user interface and a unique English programming language”.

 

 

 

To give you an idea of what they mean, the following example should be fairly self evident:

Put word 3 to 6 of “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.” into theVariable

There are sample videos of the software in action here at the RunRev website: http://www.runrev.com/products/livecode/livecode-in-video-/

but if you are only going to see one then make it:

 

 

 

The new version has been improved to give a faster performance to applications developed using LiveCode. This has been achieved through improved image handling and caching. There’s a new project browser that is the first step towards a new visual editor that should be included with the next full release of the software.

The annual RunRev conference will take place in May 2013, where the development team will show off the new release in workshops including programming for beginners, open source and app development, and coding solutions. You can download the open source version of the software form the LiveCode site.

 

More Information

LiveCode website

LiveCode samples

Download Open Source version

Related Articles

AppInventor Awarded Funding To Democratize Computing       

Waterbear - a visual language for Javacript       

 

To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, install the I Programmer Toolbar, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Linkedin,  or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Banner


Gordon Bell Lifelogging at 80
19/08/2014

Gordon Bell turns 80 today, August 19th, 2014. Born in 1934 he has lived through an era in which computers occupied entire building through to being able to carry one in your pocket or around your nec [ ... ]



The Display That Does Away With Glasses
28/07/2014

The light field approach to computational photography has more uses than capturing 2.5D images - it can create a display that you can view clearly without your glasses.


More News

Last Updated ( Monday, 15 April 2013 )
 
 

   
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2014 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.