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article.gifV. iziBasic Palm - 1. iziBasic - Description & Download

iziBasic

Copyright (C) 2004-2009 Laurent Duveau



iziBasic

  • Version : 7.0 (July 2009)
  • Shareware for :
  • Language :
  • Screen :
  • Trial Version download : izibasic_trial.zip (3.0 Mb)
  • Full version price : US $ญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญ 25
    All upgrades, minor as well as major ones, are free, you only buy this software once!
Other useful downloads:
  • User Manual in French (version 6.0): izibasic_manuel_fr.zip (972 Kb)
    THANK YOU very much Apdi2003 for this very welcome translation
  • Abstracts of the User Manual in various formats that can be used directly onboard of the Palm device (various older versions): izibasic_doc.zip (587 Kb)
    THANK YOU very much to Garfield and Patrick for sharing their documentation
  • Various "PP applets" to add to iziBasic's features: ppapplets.zip (462 Kb)
    THANK YOU very much to bh77a, JoeV and Khertan for sharing their "PP applets"

iziBasic stands for easy Basic for Palm. It targets all kinds of developers and should be a very good tool for newbee programmers. Skilled programmers will also find in iziBasic a tool to develop very quickly and easily various types of software.

iziBasic is a high level development compiler which builds Stand-alone applications. The great thing is that it does all of that directly on-board of your Palm OS based device.
Source codes are easily written using:
- either the Memo Pad application which is shipped with all Palm OS devices,
- or an on-board third party DOC editor of your choice.

As its name also states it, iziBasic uses the BASIC high level and very easy to learn development language, a customized subset of it to be
precise. You will discover how easy and quick it is to develop software with iziBasic when the more common development tools available on the Palm OS platform usually require pretty good development skills.


A wonderful review, very positive and precise, was written for iziBasic on the famous English Palm247 website. You may access to this review by clicking on the link here after: http://www.clieuk.co.uk/izibasic.shtml/
I especially appreciated this review because I believe that it explains extremely well all aspects of iziBasic.

iziBasic is also very officially referenced on the PalmSource web site. It is qualified as "an easy-to-use BASIC compiler"
The full description of PalmSource can be found here:
http://www.palmos.com/dev/tools/vb_rad.html


To give you an idea of the power of iziBasic, here are snapshots for 6 of the 22 sample
applications which are gently offered to you in the iziBasic distribution file:





Detailed description of iziBasic (one more time)

The same thing as above presented in a more "marketing" way

iziBasic - text description is included in the image
iziBasic - text description is included in the image

Limitations of the trial version of iziBasic

The limitations of the trial version are very light, so as not to stop you from using iziBasic if you like it and cannot afford to buy it.
For instance, there is no time limit and you can very well use iziBasic without any time restriction.
But you are encouraged to support this shareware and buy it.
The limitations are:
- A nag screen to remind you to buy the full version
- Some functionalities are not activated (a few instructions and statements)
- The About box in your programs tells that your software was made with iziBasic


How to buy the full version of iziBasic?

You can buy the full version of iziBasic for the very little cost of US $ญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญญ 25 on the following online stores :Thanks for purchasing iziBasic.

All upgrades, minor as well as major ones, are free, you only buy this software once!


Users testimonials

24-Jul-04 by Guilherme Migu้is
This is a killer tool for standard GUI Palm OS applications development! It uses standard Palm OS API controls and it's faster than many popular interpreted C's and BASIC's for Palm OS! It also builds standard stand-alone Palm OS executables "onboard" - no runtime distribution!
Impressive!


05-Aug-04 by jdebay
This is a must have for anyone doing RAD for palm os.
This is a system that is five stars plus. documentation is very good for initial release. Sample programs are great. We just need to support this system.


27-Oct-04 by YAM Guy
I'm a newbee programmer who wanted to do more with my Palm, and make my own programs for "fun", and I found iziBasic so easy to learn and use!!! Easy but powerfull! It's so fun to code / debug / test and I fell very happy when I see my own programs running!
Very good job!!!


30-Nov-04 by Chuck Norman
Very powerful program, especially for the low cost. Creates stand alone applications easily. I was able to build and debug a 400+ line program in a few hours. Execution speeds are very fast. Questions were answered promptly on the developer's forum. Support has been first class; better than most commercial programs. This package has made it fun to program on the Palm with the simplicity of the BASIC language.

12-Dec-04 by Boris Belfer
I have used NSBasic for a long time, then HandHeld Basic, Small Basic, and now - exclusively your software, because I can make changes right in front of my clients, adapting calculation to their specific needs. The software is not restricting my brain anymore. My engineering design got freedom!

13-Dec-04 by Nelson Men้ndez
I just purchased iziBasic and it is amazing. I forgot how much fun was to program en Basic. After reading your manual, I was able to create the program with not much hesitation.

20-Dec-04 by Benoit HERVIER
The best PalmOS onboard basic.
PRC generated is fast, and make design palm apps is very easy.
And support are excellent !


27-Mar-05 by lawson liu
it is very good. I like it. and develope some good application programes

13-Jul-05 by K. Obe
Finally there is an Basic compiler for Palm and it is really EASY to use. Great!

A reviewer from Miami, Florida, 2005-10-21
Could it Get Better?
No It Can't. iziBasic is a Must Have tool for any developer, not only can it create ''quick and dirty'' applications, it can also create professional applications. Customer support is great


A reviewer from from Vancouver, BC, on Nov 14, 2005
Very powerful RAD tool
It is easy to create applications with iziBasic aswell as native add-ins for iziBasic. iziBasic creates small, fast, commercially-markettable applications. 5 stars!



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Creation date : 22/07/2004 @ 19:31
Last update : 12/12/2009 @ 12:02
Category : V. iziBasic Palm


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Reaction #25 

by aldweb 25/05/2005 @ 20:11

Hello Ivan,

First, for support please use the iziBasic dedicated forum next time as this place is more dedicated to user reactions, like "it's great" or "I don't like it".

Then, I designed a very short source code to check the RND() function that would provide the same results as those you are looking for:
BEGIN
FOR I=1 TO 5
FOR J=1 TO 8
A=RND(49)+1
PRINT A USING 0;
PRINT ",";
NEXT
PRINT
NEXT
WAIT
END

I get plenty of real random series, this one for example:
3,6,33,10,48,23,29,11,
21,38,41,12,38,48,16,45,
49,41,1,23,19,18,23,18,
9,11,16,31,1,15,15,5,
48,35,19,8,15,33,7,20,

So, the RND() function works (but this I did not doubt of it!). Maybe show your source code to understand where the problem is... but, remember, please on the iziBasic forum.

Cheers,
aldweb

Reaction #24 

by Ivan L. Sanches 25/05/2005 @ 14:34

Extension of my earlier e-mail ,
I used RND(49)+1

Reaction #23 

by Ivan L. Sanches 25/05/2005 @ 14:29

Function RND() seems doesn't work well.
Using in loop to extracts 5 times 8 numbers, all of them are similars, like:
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or
1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
etc.

Reaction #22 

by aldweb 23/05/2005 @ 13:24

There are only 2 one-dimension arrays in iziBasic: A() and A$­ญญ(), no matrices.
These 2 arrays can address the whole numbers and strings memory areas.

Everything is explained in the documentation file, in the arrays dedicated chapter as well as in an appendix which explains the memory model of iziBasic.

Since matrices can easily be managed with a one-dimension array, there is no real huge limitation: A(x,y) is similar to A(x+xmax*y)

Cheers,
aldweb

Reaction #21 

by abner 22/05/2005 @ 16:43

how are arrays/matrices declared? what's the maximum size/dimension?

many thanks
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