NSB/AppStudio adds iOS 5, PhoneGap Build support

Provides a complete solution for PhoneGap development

October 17, 2011 -- NS BASIC Corporation has announced full support for iOS 5 in NSB/AppStudio 1.3.0. New features, such as additional input types and Web Workers are available immediately. The new release also provides full integration with PhoneGap Build, a cloud service which creates native apps for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, WebOS and soon Windows Phone.

"PhoneGap is a nice way to create native apps", said George Henne, President of NS BASIC Corporation. "But it is not itself a development environment. NSB/AppStudio is probably the easiest to use tool out there to make PhoneGap ready projects. The combination is a complete solution."

NSB/AppStudio 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, NSB/AppStudio 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.

"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.

NSB/AppStudio 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 150 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 NSB/AppStudio considerable power under the hood. They also give NSB/AppStudio 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.

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/

NSB/AppStudio FAQ: http://www.nsbasic.com/app/faq/

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

Comments from Users: http://www.nsbasic.com/app/kudos/

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

For more information, please contact info@nsbasic.com.