iBuild is now a “Carbonized” Mac application and applications you build with it are also Carbonized so they can run natively under Mac OS X. The applications will also run under Mac OS 8.6-9.2 if the CarbonLib extension is installed.
iBuild is a multimedia authoring and creativity tool for the Mac from Acrux Software, a provider of Mac multimedia software and courseware. 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 content.
iBuild also takes advantage of AppleScript as an optional scripting language. iBuild stacks can share data with and send instructions to other applications, making it a suitable tool for making customized interfaces to other scriptable applications, or simply as a graphical user interface for AppleScript itself.
iBuild Lite is freeware that serves as a player, but can also be used to create stacks of up to 25 cards. No registration code is required for iBuild Lite.
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 (although you can build lots of cool things with it without scripting, according to Acrux), and is an alternative to HyperCard. iBuild Pro is a US$29.95 shareware product (when ordered electronically).
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. You can find details on all these products at the
Acrux Web site.