Notable New iPad Apps: techBASIC – BASIC Programming on the iPad

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techBASIC looks very cool and like tons of fun if you’re a programmer type with an iPad (or iPhone). Here’s a bit of its App Store intro:

Program your iPhone/iPad with techBASIC.
techBASIC is a powerful matrix-rich version of the famously easy to use BASIC programming language. techBASIC’s impressive collection of built-in features let you create apps with controls, gather data from sensors internal and external to the iPhone/iPad, and to display these results with stunning interactive graphics.

And some of its notable features:

BASIC Programming
   • Create apps with all of the standard iOS controls
   • 43 statements
   • 41 functions
   • 34 classes with 362 methods, including controls, graphics and sensor data collection
   • Step and trace debugger
      ° Set breakpoints with a tap
      ° See current variables, both local and global
      ° See everything in a variable, even large matrices
   • Array and matrix commands like matrix inversion, determinants, matrix arithmetic and more.

Collect Data
   • Collect, analyze and display data right on your iPhone/iPad
   • Access to the accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscope
   • Get the current location and heading
   • Collect data from outside sensors using HiJack

I’m not a programmer type at all so I won’t be trying this one out. If any of you get a chance to give it a go it would be great to hear what you think of it.

Here’s an App Store link for techBASIC; it’s priced at $14.99.

Patrick Jordan

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