NS Basic/Palm 4.0 Released

More Features, Easier to Use!

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November 18, 2003 - NS BASIC Corporation announced today the immediate availability of NS Basic/Palm 4.0. Major new features include improved shared library/API function support and much closer ties to POSE and the Palm OS Simulator. There is also support for Pocket Purchase, an e-commerce plug in, and enhancements for OS 5 devices, such as PalmOne's Tungsten T3.

"The enhancements in NS Basic 4.0 will make it easier for developers to build, test and sell their applications", said George Henne, President of NS BASIC Corporation. "The enhanced POSE and Simulator support means that users will be able to develop and test right out of the box, without needing to download anything else or having a Palm OS device."

The new version is available immediately for $149.95 USD. Upgrades for existing users start at $49.95. Customers who bought after October 1, 2003 will get the upgrade for free. Existing NS Basic programs are upwardly compatible with the new version. The 146 page handbook has been updated with the new features.

"We're thrilled to add NS Basic support", said Scott Maxwell of PocketPurchase. "NS Basic is known for its ease in developing apps. PocketPurchase makes it just as easy to sell them." PocketPurchase is an optional plugin to NS Basic programs which automatically handles payment and registration.

Here is what has been added in 4.0:

  1. Shared library support greatly enhanced.
    a. .INF format enhanced to contain variable type info.
    b. Up to 50 args now allowed on shared lib and API calls.
    c. No need to preallocate string for return values
    d. Shared libraries can now be self contained in the project.
  2. The Emulator now includes a ROM - no need to download/upload!
  3. The Simulator can now be controlled from NS Basic.
  4. GetVersion(prcName) returns the TVER version number of any prc file.
  5. Pocket Purchase support added.
  6. Support added for Tungsten T3.
  7. Chinese Help files added.
  8. French String Table added.
  9. Hebrew String Table added.
  10. Portuguese (Brasil) String Table added.
  11. Russian String Table added.
  12. Faster and more reliable installer.
  13. Changes made to PalmOne device event codes.
  14. GetVersion(prcName) returns tver version string for apps.
  15. Tech Notes updated
  16. SpecEvents sample updated
  17. Improved messages in low memory situations
  18. VFSLib: New function: GetDeviceUniqueString
  19. SysInfo(9,10,11) added.

More about NS Basic for Palm OS
NS Basic allows developers who have used tools like Visual Basic to rapidly develop applications for Palm OS 5 based and earlier devices. NS Basic is a complete, powerful development environment for Palm OS applications. NS Basic includes features such as databases, serial and IR communications, signature capture, bar code reading, wireless communications and more. NS Basic/Palm is priced at $149.95 for a single user version. An Enterprise edition is available. There are no runtime royalty charges for apps created with NS Basic/Palm.

On the desktop, NS Basic for Palm runs on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP. It also runs on Mac under Virtual PC and Linux under Win4Lin and VmWare. The executables produced will run on any Palm OS device using Palm OS 3.1 or later. The IDE is available in 10 different languages.

NS Basic for Palm OS is one of the most widely used Palm OS development tools. NS BASIC Corporation has been a leading creator of development tools for handheld devices since 1993. More than 14,000 developers in over 60 countries use NS BASIC's tools for Palm OS, Windows CE and Newton. Here are some useful pointers for more information:
Tour: http://www.nsbasic.com/palm/info/Tour.html
FAQ: http://www.nsbasic.com/palm/info/faq.html
Specifications: http://www.nsbasic.com/palm/info/Specifications.html
For more information, please contact us at info© nsbasic.com.

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