What Can YOU Build With LiveCode?Hi Mark,
I'd like to share with you three very different examples of what our customers have achieved with LiveCode. Join us and you can start building your own great apps!
3000 Malaysian School Children Learn Programming
Fadillah Iskandar is the lead trainer and content developer for the Coding@Schools program, a government funded initiative aimed at introducing primary school children in Malaysia into the world of computing and programming, to encourage them to become contributors to and creators of the Internet rather than mere consumers.
Fadillah told us "As a trainer, I am very excited about introducing young students to computer programming. Instead of just playing with games and apps, students get to go behind the screen and create their own website and apps. I hope this will spark their interest and give them a foothold in the programming world."
She goes on to describe the National Code Challenge "25 teams with 133 students from all over the country were placed under one roof in Putrajaya International Convention Centre (PICC). It was an overwhelming atmosphere to see young people working together to refine their projects and doing their best to make it happen. Nothing beats seeing them confidently pitch their ideas and present their prototypes built on LiveCode!"
"The event was even more special and memorable when our Prime Minister himself presented the prizes to the winners. I am sure this momentous occasion meeting the Prime Minister will be forever remembered by the participants of NCC."
Read the full interview here. LiveCode is used in schools in many countries around the world, including here in my home country of Scotland where 1/3 of the schools now teach with it and report an impressive doubling of uptake for computer science.
Halo Co-Creator Chooses LiveCode to Create Graphic Novel Experience
Bungie co-founder and former head of game development at Disney Interactive Alex Seropian has embarked on a new adventure. Industrial Toys, based in Los Angeles, is focused on creating games for core gamers on mobile. The team features Tim Harris (formerly of Seven Lights) as its president, together with talent formerly from Marvel and DC Comics.
Midnight Rises is an interactive graphic novel that allows you to explore their game world and interact deeply with the characters. It's an incredibly rich experience, featuring parallax animation, choices of paths to follow, objects to find and some fascinating background on the characters.
Tim told us that "LiveCode was really easy-to-use. It gave us the speed to market we needed. And most importantly, it let us make something really robust. This is such an incredibly rich world we're creating and we needed to be able to do a lot to get the interactivity right. We were able to do all the things we wanted to do. Signup, profiles, server calls, analytics, transferring states, in app purchases, there is so much going on inside the app."
He went on to explain that LiveCode allowed Alex to write the app. "We have a team of world class engineers across the room working on the 3D shooter and we have Alex [Seropian] making this graphic novel. He's a world class game designer. He really appreciated having such an easy-to-use tool to create the gameplay quickly and do all the things we wanted to do."
Summing up their experience with LiveCode, Tim said "Everything has turned out nice and smooth. We couldn't be happier."
Read the full interview here.
University Management System for University of Vienna
With 91,000 students and 9400 employees, Vienna University is the largest in central Europe. They required a robust and fit for purpose management system to address the day to day running of this thriving learning environment and chose LiveCode. Every single aspect of functioning for the entire university is included in the system. A few of the functions include:
- A scheduler for course timetables
- A room allocation system
- The enrollment details for every student
- Staff Payroll
We spoke to Hartmut Eich, from the software development team at the University about their choice of LiveCode.
Hartmut told us "The project originated as a system for the creation of a database-based applications. One of the key features of the system is the way that the data and the code is stored in the database itself. The database stores all of its own meta-structure – a description of the table structure, together with the relationships between the tables, along with all the code for the user interface."
"LiveCode was an ideal choice for this project for many reasons. At the heart of the system is an augmented version of SQL that ties SQL together with the LiveCode language model. This is essentially a domain-specific language, tailored to fully support the needs of this application."
"The design of the system makes it easy for a team to work on the project. Each module is completely independent and stored in the Oracle database. This makes it straightforward to work on it in parallel."
Read more here.
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