[OT] - REALBasic Claims 100K Users
soapdog at mac.com
Wed Oct 4 16:30:23 CDT 2006
and I have 45 thousand users for iBlog application which was last
updated many years ago while I was an RB user, before I switched to
Heck, I developed that think in RB for System 9.
On Oct 4, 2006, at 4:36 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
> Lynn Fredricks wrote:
>>> In a press release <http://www.macmegasite.com/node/3201> today,
>>> REALBasic indicated its product now produces Universal Binaries,
>>> but I found it more intriguing that they claim 100,000 users of
>>> their product. I can't believe that's a real number but if it is,
>>> they have clearly been doing a lot of growing in the past 12-18
>>> months, probably at the expense of VB which has driven its users
>>> away in droves with its stupid "take .NET or go away"
>> Something to keep in mind is the following:
>> 1. They have a free linux version.
>> 2. They did a massive giveaway of their Windows version a few
>> years ago, and
>> more than once.
>> 3. 1&2 numbers can be used as numbers for "developers" even if
>> there is no
>> real proof the developer didn't simply delete after downloading.
> Heck, if we're just counting total downloads since the product was
> launched then WebMerge has about half a million users. :)
> Richard Gaskin
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