NS Basic/Palm Programming Contest 2 Results
March 14, 2001
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NS BASIC Corporation is pleased to announce the results of the second NS Basic/Palm Programming Contest. This was by far the most popular contest NS BASIC has had. We were surprised by the number of entries, several times more than we have ever had in a contest. We were also surprised at what people did: they are doing much more ambitious things than we imagined. The apps all looked very professional.
The entrants came from 5 continents. They were divided almost evenly between Business, Games and Open, with Business having the most entries.
Significantly more apps that were commercial or shareware. A number of authors noted that their package was being downloaded thousands of times from sites such as PalmGear.
We've posted the winners and honorable mentions at http://www.nsbasic.com/Palm/info/contest2/, along with screen shots. In most cases, authors posted their programs and even their source code, so you can see how they did some of the neat things in their programs. Checks for $100 are on their way to each of the winners.
The winners in the 3 categories are:
Judge's Comments: This is really 10 apps in one, each clean, practical and easy to use. The graphics are good, and the attention to detail makes this a professional tool that inspires confidence.
Judge's Comments: This one won because of its great presentation. The graphics are perfectly suited to the game.
Judge's Comments: Not only did this program do stuff we didn't know could be done in NS Basic, we didn't know it could be done on a Palm!
NS Basic/Palm is a complete, powerful development environment. You can write and test your BASIC program on the desktop, then download it to your device to run it.