[OT] - REALBasic Claims 100K Users

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Oct 4 15:36:59 EDT 2006

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. :)

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Media Corporation
  Developer of WebMerge: Publish any database on any Web site
  Ambassador at FourthWorld.com       http://www.FourthWorld.com

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