|[8:30 AM] New Developer Program Promotes Developers Who Promote RealBASIC
REAL Software Inc., the makers of REALBasic, have announced a program supporting developers who design their applications with REALBasic. The Made with REALBasic program will help users, and developers, find and support REALBasic use and development. According to REAL Software:
Purpose of the Made with REALbasic program:
The purpose of the Made with REALbasic (MwRb) program is to promote the products created using REALbasic and the people who create those products. The program is a cooperative effort between the users of REALbasic and REAL Software, Inc. There will be at least two vehicles for promotion: listing the users' products and information about them (including links to the developers' sites) on the REALbasic web site and through inclusion on the REALbasic CD-ROM.
Of course, it will be reciprocal! REAL Software asks that any product created using REALbasic use the MwRb logo in their splash screen or about box, on their web site, and use the phrase "Made with REALbasic" in descriptions of the product.
Developers who meet these criteria will be regarded as "Premier" Made with REALbasic Partners. Premier Partners can expect a listing in the Premier Partner section of the REALbasic web site. This section will list the products, a link to the developers' web sites, a description of the product, room for links to reviews, and room for the logo of the product. The goal is to have a deluxe presence for the developers' product. Their products will also be eligible to be included on other CD-ROMs REAL Software participates in (these include magazines, Apple CD-ROMs, and more) as space allows.
Should the developer elect to not include the MwRb logo on their web site, in their splash screen or about box, on their web site, and use the phrase "Made with REALbasic" in descriptions of the product but instead only link to the REAL Software, Inc. web site from their site will be regarded as "Select" Made with REALbasic Partners. Select Partners will be eligible to have a brief description of their product in the Select Partner section of the REALbasic web site along with a link to their site. Select Partners will also have the opportunity to purchase space on the REALbasic CD-ROM for their products. The third tier of REALbasic developers (others) are those that have no link to the REAL Software web site or other indications that their product was created using REALbasic. There will be a third section with the name of the product as a link to the developers' sites. They will be ineligible for CD-ROM space.
REALBasic is currently at version 2.0, and is available for US$99.95 for the Personal Edition. You can find more information about REALBasic, and the Made with REALBasic program at the REAL Software web site.
The Mac Observer Spin: Programs such as this foster development in the Mac community, and encourage new developers, or those thinking of developing a product, to go ahead and do so. Guaranteed support from a company like REAL Software is a bonus to potential developers, and thus to the Mac community in general.