NS BASIC Corporation is pleased to announce the results of our 8th Programming Contest. As expected, we received some cool entries which take advantage of the new capabilities of devices and NS Basic. In the past contests we have seen great improvement of entries in quality, performance and sophistication: we were not disappointed this time. The winners were very good, but some of the other entries are also worth a good look at.
The winners are:
Machinist's Toolbox, by Tim Markoski.
This program contains all the reference material a machinist will need - plus, it can help them quickly do the complex calculations that are needed to get the job done. This easy to use application has versions for Windows Mobile, Windows CE and Palm OS, all done in NS Basic.
"I've used several different development tools for the various handheld platforms.", said Mr. Markoski, "When it comes to bang for the buck and ease of use, NSBasic was the natural choice. Without it, our Machinist ToolBox PDA software wouldn't be the popular shop utility it has become."
NS Basic/CE allows developers who have used tools like Visual Basic and eMbedded Visual Basic to rapidly develop applications for Windows CE devices. NS Basic is a complete, powerful development environment. NS Basic includes features such as databases, serial and IR communications, signature capture, bar code reading, wireless communications and more.
HanDy_EMR by Edward Dy.
Handy EMR is an electronic medical record software that helps doctors, nurses, receptionists, lab and business office run the doctor's office smoothly. Features include H&P, messages, medication refills, lab results and a lot more. Visit notes can be printed or faxed. It also has the ability to exchange information with a Palm OS device (programmed in NS Basic/Palm, of course!)
"I enjoy programming with NSBasic. ", said Mr. Dy. "NSBasic Desktop enables its user to create complicated computer programs and still keep the whole process fun and simple."
NS Basic/Desktop is an easy to use, full featured development tool for Windows XP, Vista and Windows 2000. With its small footprint and short learning curve, it's a great tool for many programming projects.
Test Match Cricket by Alan Simpson.
A test match cricket simulator. Re-play the classic international series or pitch your fantasy teams against each other. Features career statistics on 640 players from 1876 to 2006, 56 grounds around the world and realistic weather, ball and pitch conditions.
The judges were bowled over by this one. Would the Australia 1876 team beat Bangladesh 2006? (We don't know - the match was rained out late on the 5th day for a draw.) Amazing graphics, organization and attention to detail - you can play against the Palm's AI strategy, or, if you're lazy, make it play against itself. The program is supported by an excellent blog.
"In the development of my Test Match Cricket game for the Palm OS, I needed to balance power with simplicity. The "tap-and-play" control interface provides an easy learning curve for the user, yet at the same time the game incorporates sufficient depth and realism to engross the hard-core cricket fan. NS Basic provided the perfect toolkit for this type of application."
NS Basic/Palm allows developers who have used tools like Visual Basic to rapidly develop applications for Palm OS devices. NS Basic is a complete, powerful development environment. NS Basic includes features such as databases, serial and IR communications, signature capture, bar code reading, wireless communications and more.
About NS BASIC Corporation
NS BASIC Corporation has produced easy to use, VB like development tools since 1993. They are the most widely used third party tools for handheld devices. Almost 20,000 developers in over 70 countries use NS BASIC's tools for Windows, Palm OS and Windows CE.
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