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January 31, 2013

RunRev LiveCode Open Source Version Allows Everyone to Code

RunRev plans to launch a free open source version of the LiveCode platform, using which anyone interested in programming can create apps for mobile devices or desktops even if they’re not professional programmers.

Kevin Miller, CEO at RunRev, said, “This is exactly the right time for us to open our development environment to the community, allowing us to support educators and small businesses further and empower anyone in the world to code.”

The Kickstarter campaign, launched by RunRev, is the first step in the project aimed at creating an open source programming language. It is expected that this initiative will offer a programming language that is easy to learn, teach and use.

The visual development environment enables users to write software that can be deployed across computing platforms including iOS, Android (News - Alert), Mac, Windows and Linux.

Open source LiveCode helps in creating and distributing open source apps, games and utilities, automating business processes, and creating utilities to process data and for creating server applications.

This will benefit small businesses, students, educators and entrepreneurs.

The Kickstarter campaign will offer the LiveCode open source edition, featuring the entire code base for all platforms, including the development environment and documentation. RunRev will make updates to the LiveCode platform which will be available by fall 2013.

RunRev will be updating the platform by reorganizing about 500,000 lines of C++ code, running on six platforms – Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android and Server – but will be extended to incorporate more functionalities and languages.

A new feature called “Open Language” will be introduced to allow anyone to create a new command or function without having to touch the core.

Finally, RunRev will create an engaging, modern user experience by including a new drag-and-drop editor that makes creating applications quick and easy.

“Our aggressive goal of $500,000 in just 30 days will give us the resources we need to open the entire LiveCode language and visual development environment, and we’ll reward every supporter at various levels – from teacher training webinars and academies that teach people to build an app from start to finish, to full commercial licenses,” added Miller.

In June 2012, RunRev announced a new version of LiveCode and a partnership with inneractive that incorporates an in-app monetization tool in applications built using RunRev’s cross-platform development environment, LiveCode.

LiveCode developers who submit their apps to the Apple App Store or Google (News - Alert) Play will now be able to generate revenue through the use of ads and other monetization options provided by inneractive.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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