Acrux Software, a provider of Mac multimedia software and courseware, updated its iBuilt Lite, iBuild Pro, iBuild Site, and iBuild Developer products all to version 1.0.
Now the company has updated the products to version 1.0.2, implementing minor bug fixes, and more significantly, improving the capabilities of the freeware “Lite” version. You can now use it to save stacks made at all program levels; previously, only “basic” level stacks could be saved.
You can use iBuild to create a vast range of “stacks” and applications: interactive presentations, photo-albums, movie-albums, slide shows, e-books, educational courseware, quizzes and tests, talking books, games, standalone applications, and kiosk contents, according to Mike Thorpe of Acrux.
iBuild Lite is freeware that serves as a player, but can also be used to create stacks of up to 25 cards using the Lite design level. No registration code is required to do this. You can find it (a 3.8MB file) at the
Acrux download site.
iBuild Pro can be used to create stacks of any length, without restrictions. It can be used to create standalone applications that can be freely distributed for non-commercial purposes. It uses AppleScript as its scripting language and is an alternative to HyperCard. iBuild Pro is available via electronic distribution for the normal price of US$49. However, until June 30, you can get it for $29.
iBuild Developer is intended for commercial developers wishing to distribute standalone applications; it allows for the royalty free distribution of standalone applications for commercial purposes. iBuild Site is intended for use in a networked (AppleShare-compatible) environment. iBuild Site and iBuild Developer
can be ordered from Acrux Software’s Web site.