[OT] - REALBasic Claims 100K Users

Andre Garzia 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  
Rev...
Heck, I developed that think in RB for System 9.

andre

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"
>>> approach.
>> 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. :)
>
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