NS Basic for Palm Programming Contest 3 Results
Feb 4, 2002
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NS BASIC Corporation is pleased to announce the results of the third NS Basic for Palm Programming Contest. With over 60 entries, we once again set a record. The quality of the entries was also up. Winners from the last contest would have been just average this time around.
We added two new categories this time: Japanese and Shared Libraries. Even if you don't have a Japanese Palm device, it's worth having a look at what was done in this catagory. The entries in the Shared Library category, while few in number, are important because of the implications and uses they have for all NS Basic programmers.
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/contest3.html, 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 judging was close in almost all categories: all the entries deserve congratulations.
The winners in each category are:
Judge's Comments: Smart use of NS Basic. It is used for the user interface and database: the actual communications uses a custom wireless protocol implemented in C as a shared library that is called from NS Basic.
Judge's Comments: Nice use of color and graphics. The multiple level undo is a nice touch. With a bit more documentation, this app is ready to go on sale at Palmgear.
Judge's Comments: It's easy to use, and exporting to ToDo is nicely done.
Judge's Comments: This is a very well done translator. I was able to quickly find the phrases I needed. A very professional app.
Judge's Comments: Very easy to use from NS Basic. Now anyone can do wireless apps!