"Do you like to write programs"

that look and work like other Mac OS X apps?

Hesitant to get your hands on Xcode and learn Objective-C? But have the experience of simplified object oriented BASIC programming? Then, Objective-Basic may be the right decision.

What is Objective-Basic?

What is Cocoa?

iPad, iPhone and iPod support

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Objective-Basic for Xcode 4: Release 2012-July-18

All documentation included

System Requirements
Objective-Basic requires Mac OS X Lion (10.7 or higher) and Xcode 4 (4.2 or higher) must be installed.

Be open and free to use all of your Mac

Objective-Basic enables you develop full features modern GUI applications with well known BASIC syntax in a modern fashion. It comes with truly Objective-C object orientation and support for Cocoa.

Objective-Basic combines the expressive power of object-oriented languages like Objective-C with the familiarity and ease of use of BASIC.

You can develop nearly anything on Mac with the newest technologies available on Mac and you can create very fast and small programs with it. Objective-Basic's IDE is written in Objective-Basic itself. It is designed to be easy and intuitive from the start.

Some of its features are support for syntax colouring, functions list, auto format and code completion.


Get the power of Objective-C and Cocoa

  • Full featured IDE
  • Modern BASIC syntax
  • Powerful and easy-usable interface designer
  • Extend native Objective-C classes using inheritance
  • Create small and fast native executables without runtime dependencies
  • Complete documentation
  • No vendor lock with Objective-Basic, you always have got your Objective-Basic program in Objective-C as well
  • In fact, you have always a Objective-C project for Xcode ready for debugging and compilation


People around the world join Objective-Basic (ObjB) - inspired by the idea to make software available for everybody: a programming language that is easy to use, and a development platform that is stable, reliable and available at a low price or for free for non-commercial applications.

We communicate by different means, most of them on the Internet. The following selection enables you to stay up-to-date, extend and explore your Objective-Basic experience, find new friends, and have fun in general.

Objective-Basic Forum

Join us!

The Objective-Basic community rests on dedicated volunteers to further improve our programming language and development platform in a number of different ways. Whatever your skills, there are lots of places to start contributing. Please write an email to us.

Professional Strength

Do not let the "BASIC" in Objective-Basic fool you! It is not a toy. It is a fully object-oriented language that supports exceptions, polymorphism and many other features you can expect from a modern programming language and its strong Basic language is constantly improved and updated.

Time is money as well

When creating commercial software, time is money. The longer it takes you to create an application, the longer it takes to get to market and turn a profit. Objective-Basic is a rapid application development environment that enables you to write, test and deploy software faster.

Native look and feel

Objective-Basic creates a proper user interface using Apple's® native Aqua controls. It helps you to create the best user interface with a top of the line GUI designer.

Teaching and Learning

When you teach computer programming, you teach logical problem-solving skills students can apply wherever life takes them in the future. Using Objective-Basic, students learn programming by creating real programs like games.

Students simply use drag and drop to create the software interface, then add code snippets and see the results of their work, at once. As well, Objective-Basic's powerful features like auto-completion and extensive documentation make learning easy and fun, right from the beginning.

Prepare for the Future

Because Objective-Basic is an object-oriented language that uses a common syntax, your students' Objective-Basic skills can easily be applied to other languages like Objective-C, Java, VB.NET and C++ that they may find in the future.

Learn Step By Step

Objective-Basic is designed from the ground up to make it easy for anyone to learn to program. With Objective-Basic, simply drag and drop a button onto a window and run your first program in no time. As you need to do more, you learn more. It is a nice approach designed specifically to help you learn as you go.

The first step in programming with Objective-Basic is to design the user interface normally. With Objective-Basic, this is as simple as point-and-click. As you work on your interface, you make your program unique.

Learn Modern Programming

Learning Objective-Basic means you are learning modern, object-oriented programming. Once you learn Objective-Basic, learning other languages like Objective-C, VB6, Java or C++ is much easier. Objective-Basic can take you from learning the basics of programming to building high-quality software for you.

Porting BASIC Applications to Mac OS X

Objective-Basic produces fast programs as Objective-C or C does. In fact, it uses the same compiler as Objective-C. When using Objective-Basic you can use most existing Cocoa features without difficulties.

Porting means learning and using new keywords and new ideas in general. Why should you switch to Objective-Basic? After learning a new language (Objective-Basic), significantly changing your source code base would be involved, but it is worth it! Cocoa is a great development environment. When you use Objective-Basic you automatically use Cocoa, the full featured modern framework of Mac OS X.

Make the switch to Objective-Basic ! It gives you full Mac OS X support, no huge runtime, with minimal system requirements.

You should try Objective-Basic. You might find Objective-Basic right for you and a clear path to the future.

Getting away from REALbasic®

See a comparision of REALBasic and Objective-Basic, the following short paragraphs show you where they are different in ways that is related to porting your project.

Migrating to Objective-Basic

Objective-Basic provide you with a familiar syntax of BASIC. Additionally, many GUI components are familiar. And it is possible to develop GUI applications with BASIC syntax in a modern fashion. It combines the expressive power of Objective-C with the familiarity and ease of use of BASIC.

Why Objective-Basic succeeds

Traditionally, BASIC languages have suffered from the attitude that they are slow and interpreted. Objective-Basic uses Objective-C to gain the fastest execution speed as possible by compiling all Objective-Basic programs to Objective-C code. Additionally, with Objective-Basic you have full access to most existing Cocoa functionality. It is compiled with no runtime dependencies, so your programs are fast and very small.

Why is Objective-Basic a BASIC language alternative compiler for Mac OS X?

Objective-Basic is an extremely well built, powerful programming language and has a nice IDE. It includes a visual designer to build GUI with all the major elements such as windows, menu and data aware controls, such as buttons, labels and frames, textboxes, radio buttons...

The only true official alternative to REALbasic: Objective-Basic is a professional development tool, because this language offers all the elements to design and create professional products. Objective-Basic gives a single, easy-to-use API for writing GUI applications and the application will adopt the look and feel appropriate to native Mac OS X (in fact, you use Cocoa natively). The language structure, the statements and functions are really simple to understand and the documentation is well written and complete.

After all the syntax is very similar to REALbasic.

Few words about us

KBasic Software is a software company with headquarters in Frankfurt am Main / Germany. Its flagship product is Objective-Basic for Mac.

KBasic Software started development on Objective-Basic in 2006.

(C)opyright Bernd Noetscher's KBasic Software 2006 - 2012. All rights reserved.

Our mission

We know that it is crucial for our customers to have good tools for making good software. Therefore, we do not compromise our demands for superior design and technical quality when we develop our products.

At KBasic Software, we continously work to improve and expand Objective-Basic to ensure that it always represents the state of the art in usability, look and feel, performance, and stability.


Please feel free to contact us.

Bernd Noetscher's KBasic Software
Boseweg 9
60529 Frankfurt am Main

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