YODFAT, Israel, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Anywhere Software, a leading provider of developers' tools for the Android, Windows Mobile, and Pocket PC platforms, today announced the release of a major upgrade to its Basic4android development platform. Basic4android is a comprehensive, feature-rich Rapid Application Development toolbox that enables both novices and experts to develop high-performance native Android apps without the need for complex and time-consuming Java and XML programming.
"As the market share for Android-based smartphones and tablets continues to grow, so has the need for Rapid Application Development tools that simplify and accelerate time-to-revenue for Android applications," said Erel Uziel, CEO of Anywhere Software. "Basic4android is designed to take the learning curve out of Android development. Until now, in order to bring the next great app to the Android market, a developer had to be proficient in Java, XML and Eclipse. With Basic4android, any developer can create native, market-compatible Android applications using our simple programming language and intuitive WYSIWYG visual designer."
The initial version of Basic4android was released in 2010. This new major upgrade includes support for class modules, which enable developers to write object-oriented code in addition to procedural code. Another key enhancement is the addition of new keywords that significantly simplify the interaction between services and activities. For a complete list of enhancements in Basic4android V2.00, click here.
Basic4android has a growing and active community of over 25,000 Android developers who are engaged in helping one another design and implement real-world mobile apps. Basic4android's user base includes a team of 30 developers at NASA who are building software to monitor and control their Fiber Optic Sensing System.
Efficiency and ease of use are a recurring theme among Basic4android users, as noted by Dylan Palmer: "As a Visual Basic expert, Basic4android is the best software purchase I've made in a long time. Within an hour of installing I had a fully functional application running on both my phone and tablet. I'd been working over three days on writing the same thing using more traditional Android programming tools and Java."
Basic4android supports all Android phones and tablets and contains a GUI designer with built-in support for multiple screens and orientations. To date, the platform has been used to develop hundreds of advanced applications including: SQL databases, GPS, Serial ports (Bluetooth), Camera, XML parsing, Web services (HTTP), JSON, Animations, Network (TCP/IP ), Text To Speech (TTS), Voice Recognition, WebView, AdMob (ads) and Graphics and Services (background tasks).
About Anywhere Software
Specializing in mobile development since 2005, Anywhere Software develops and markets developers' tools for the Android platform. Our flagship offering - Basic4android - is a comprehensive, feature-rich Rapid Application Development toolbox that enables both novices and experts to develop high-performance native Android apps. Basic4android is used by thousands of developers worldwide to help them design and implement their user interfaces for Android phones and tablets.
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