Open Source Edition of LiveCode

A project in Edinburgh, United Kingdom by RunRev Ltd

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A free open source app creation platform for non-programmers and programmers alike.
Backers: 3342
Average Pledge Per Backer: £148

Funded: £493,795 of £350,000
Dates: Jan 29th -> Feb 28th (30 days)
Project By: RunRev Ltd
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LiveCode Community Edition Ships

April 10th - via:
It is my great pleasure to let you all know that we have now shipped LiveCode 6.0, Community Edition. You can read about it and download from here: This is the very first "as is"... (Read More)

LiveCode Open Source Release Progress

March 28th - via:
We've made a detailed blog post on our website discussing our progress towards the very first Open Source LiveCode release. Visit it now and get the latest information!  (Read More)

Game, App and SheepHerder Academies Ready

March 25th - via:
I'm delighted to inform you that we have just sent out an email to everyone entitled to the App, Game and SheepHerder Academies, telling you how to obtain your free access. The email subject is "Your Rewards: LiveCode Academies". Please ensure you... (Read More)

Where's my reward?

March 15th - via:
This seems like a good time to let you all know where we are at with fulfilling all the pledge promises. First let me reassure you that, while it may have seemed quiet from where you are sitting, over here things have been buzzing! The fulfillment... (Read More)

LiveCode Kickstarter campaign successful

March 1st - via:
RunRev, the company behind the multi-platform, HyperCard-like development environment LiveCode, reached its goal for its Kickstarter campaign: the fairly ambitious target of £350,000 was met about 60 hours before the campaign was due to end. In fact, although the total amount only approached the target in the last five days, donations then went far beyond the original goal, finally reaching almost £500,000 (about €570,000), allowing LiveCode to be released under the GPLv3 open source licence. (Read More)

Thanks and Next Steps

February 28th - via:
What an amazing ride. Thanks again to everyone, you've been incredible. If you want to read my thoughts at the end of this long campaign and also learn more about what is next, please read my new blog post here. Stay tuned. We're going to keep you... (Read More)

We Made It; More Stretch Goals!

February 27th - via:
You folks are amazing. We crossed the line yesterday and since then we've already hit 2 of our 3 stretch goals! There is so much momentum right now. So we thought we'd post a few more stretch goals for these final 19 hours. There is something here... (Read More)

96% Funded; Stretch Goals!

February 26th - via:
We've reached 96% funded and still have 37 hours remaining!! We've managed to gain outstanding momentum over the last few days. I'd like to extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported this campaign so far from all of us here at RunRev.... (Read More)

Kickstarter Alert: Cross-Platform App Programming

February 26th - via:
The folks over at RunRev have less than 42 hours in their Kickstarter and they're so close to getting funding. For a minimum pledge of about $5.00US, you can get access to the application when they release it. Just check out the video and see if it's something that interests you. If you've got a child or know a child who might have an interest in programming, this could be the spark that lights a fire. I've made my pledge, and I'm crossing my fingers they'll get their funding. (Read More)

80% Pledged; 61 Hours Left

February 25th - via:
We've just reached 80% pledged!! Thanks to all of you who have supported the campaign so far. And thanks to those of you who have been tirelessly helping to promote, tweet, write and spread the word about the campaign. It's you who have made this... (Read More)

Kickstarter campaign for new-age HyperCard development app wraps up

February 25th - via:
A company in the United Kingdom is using Kickstarter to fund an open-source version of its software for simply developing apps. It’s one way to help more people learn to code. (Read More)

LiveCode: Coding Made Easy

February 25th - via:
LiveCode is a cross platform/cross-device development environment that uses an easy-to-use, English-like language. The idea is that anyone, not just… (Read More)

200K Reached; New Pledge Level

February 23rd - via:
We've just passed £200,000 pledged!! Thanks to all who have supported the campaign so far. Some of you have requested that we create a tier that has more value for those that don't, and won't need a commercial license. We have just added a new £70... (Read More)

LiveCode: Funding Open Source via Kickstarter

February 22nd - via:
LiveCode, one of the development environments inspired by HyperCard, may be going open source, if the Kickstarter campaign being run by LiveCode parent, RunRev, meets its goal. (Read More)

LiveCode Next Generation Kickstarter Project Passes 50% Funded

February 22nd - via:
EDINBURG, SCOTLAND -- RunRev announced that the company's campaign on Kickstarter to create a next generation, free and open source edition of the award winning LiveCode programming environment passed 50% funding. (Read More)

PortableApps makes a great emergency toolkit for PC and Internet diagnostics

February 21st - via:
Gibbs discusses the Kickstarter campaign to turn the LiveCode system into open source and PortableApps, a free, open source platform for portable applications (Read More)

RunRev to provide its coding language software to North Lanarkshire schools

February 21st - via:
MOBILE app software developer RunRev has won a contract with North Lanarkshire Council to supply its software as a teaching aid across 24 schools in the region. (Read More)

LiveCode Adopted by More than 25% of High Schools in Scotland; Raspberry Pi

February 20th - via:
We're delighted to be able to announce that with the adoption today by all 24 schools in the North Lanarkshire Council region here in Scotland, we now have over a quarter of all high schools in Scotland using LiveCode! What a great model for other... (Read More)

LiveCode creators look to go open source with crowdfunding help

February 19th - via:
UK-based RunRev is working on the next generation of LiveCode, which for the uninitiated is a cross-platform scripting language inspired by Apple's HyperCard and HyperTalk. This new version of LiveCode is intended to be open source and free for schools, in addition to offering a number of improvements including an entirely new visual editor for bringing apps and games to life. (Read More)

Progetto per una versione open source di LiveCode, l’HyperCard del futuro, adesso.

February 12th - via:
LiveCode viene spesso descritto come “a next generation version of HyperCard” e già questo, per molti, ha un significato dirompente. Ed oggi ve ne vogliamo parlare perchè i suoi creatori hanno deciso di renderlo anche Open Source e per questo hanno lanciato una raccolta pubblica di fondi su al quale si accede da questa pagina. LiveCode proprio perchè si basa sulla tradizionale facilità di HyperCard, è una piattaforma aperta a chiunque abbia una idea di app da realizzare, che [...] (Read More)

Runrev hits Kickstarter to fund open source Livecode

February 4th - via:
Runrev has started a Kickstarter project to create an open source release of Livecode, which aims to reinvent Apple's Hypercard coding tool. (Read More)

Livecode fait de chacun de vous un créateur d'applis

February 3rd - via:
N’avez-vous jamais eu envie de développer des applications pour PC, Mac ou smartphone ? N’avez-vous pas une idée à concrétiser mais aucun moyen pour la mise en œuvre ? Livecode est certainement la solution à votre problème et la première étape pour créer vos propres applis. (Read More)

RunRev vuole rendere open source LiveCode

February 3rd - via:
Gli sviluppatori di LiveCode, tool di sviluppo cross-platform che ricorda molto Hypercard, sono alla ricerca di finanziamenti per consentire il rilasciare il codice sorgente dell’ambiente di programmazione come open source. Il tool permette di creare applicazioni per OS X, Windows, Linux, iOS e Android. (Read More)


February 2nd - via:
英Runtime Revolutionが開発するクロスプラットフォームのアプリケーション開発環境「LiveCode」のオープンソース化プロジェクトが開始された。現在資金調達支援サイト「Kickstarter」にて、オープンソース化に向けた資金調達が開始されている。ライセンスはGPLv3となる見込み。 (Read More)

LiveCode development environment to be open sourced

January 30th - via:
If a Kickstarter campaign due to run until the end of February raises £350,000, the cross-platform desktop and mobile IDE will in future be licensed under GPLv3 (Read More)

RunRev launches Kickstarter campaign to create open source LiveCode

January 29th - via:
RunRev, creator of the LiveCode cross-platform programming environment is planning to release an open source version of its platform that will be available for free. (Read More)

Kickstarting a free, open version of Livecode

January 29th - via:
I've been using Runtime Revolution's Livecode for over a decade. It's sort of like Hypercard on steroids. It uses the same concepts - stacks with cards, interface elements that you drag around, resize, natural language code that makes sense when you read it and so on, but updates all of this to incorporate modern stuff like interwebs and mobile devices. Once you have written something you can easily pop out executables for Mac, Linux, PC, Ios or Android without a major porting effort. There's even a server version that works like php, but using language that doesn't make my head hurt. (Read More)

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