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:
• 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, 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.