I have but 15 minutes ago put this app on my phone. OMG..... I am 69 and used to write programs on a BBC and commodore, Sinclair and Atari and here I am with my phone doing it again 37 years later. The BIG difference is that this is blisteringly fast where as in those days it was bogged down slow! Wow.....
I am a kid programmef and have always loved BASIC... this app is awsome.
This app is unbelievable! Truly a labor of love, as stated. After downloading it today, I went on a nostalgic trip back in time. Returning to the "good old programming days". What a fun trip it was and still is. (Do I have to go to bed?) This Basic is extremely powerful and so far I found that, imho, nothing important is missing. Lots of examples, a manual and a compiler app (not free) is available through a third party. Creating apps is absolutely no problem. Who would have thought that decades after leaving Basic behind, I would be programming in... Basic for mobile devices. What irony! Five stars, for sure. 🖒
Fantastic! Takes me back to my childhood when I learnt to program in BASIC on my Atari 400. Imagine my surprise at discovering that this was also written by Frank Laughton! Well done Frank - this has clearly been a labour of love and what you have produced is, in my opinion, the best possible introduction to coding for a new generation as it is allows the powerful features found on modern devices to be incorporated into the users program without detailed knowlegde of the hardware or more complex programming techniques. This is what sows the seed to greater understanding.
"BASIC" in name only My problem with this app is that it is not compatible with standard BASIC. In attempting to be modern, object oriented, programs written in original Dartmouth BASIC will not run without almost total rewriting.
The FUN is BACK! Remember the fun of writing your own programs on computers such as the Atari 800, the Commodore 64, and one of the many models of old-style pocket computers, back in the day (the "Excellent '80s")? Well, RFO Basic! brings some of that fun BACK! Developed by one of the developers of the original BASIC language for the aforementioned Atari 800, this app has many of the features found in many of the older machines, PLUS loads of newer, advanced features made to work with today's internet-based technologies. Write your own games, utilities, apps, and more, and also even COMPILE your programs to run on ANY Android device! It's "TOTALLY RADICAL, DUDE", to take back control of your device with "RFO BASIC"!!! :-)
It's been a long time coming, but here's v1.91, the latest version of BASIC!. We have fixed a few bugs and added more than a dozen new features, from Wakelock flags to new ZIP commands.
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