LiveCode Indy
LiveCode Indy
9.6.0.15511

4.0

LiveCode Indy free download for Mac

LiveCode Indy9.6.0.15511

20 January 2020

Create iOS applications quickly and easily.

Overview

LiveCode Indy will help you unleash your killer app. Build apps twice as fast as any other environment with a modern and powerful workflow that saves time at every step. LiveCode is more than just mobile; deploy to 7 popular platforms from one code base. LiveCode has an incredibly rich, deep feature set with more than 2000 features for even the most sophisticated project. From ask password to zoom box, drop shadows to data grids, vector graphics to native scroll bars - LiveCode has it covered.

What LiveCode Indy does:
LiveCode gets the job done, from simple apps for keeping score at sporting events to real-time flight booking systems for a major airline; millions of people use LiveCode-built solutions every day.

How LiveCode Does It:

  • Easily: The responsive, visual development system starts with drag and drop and lets you craft your program in small chunks. Then use a simple language that is loved by non-programmers and busy professional developers alike. LiveCode means the end of unnecessary jargon: up to 90% fewer symbols, statements and expressions needed to get the job done, when compared with popular alternatives such as JavaScript or Objective C. That's why we say that LiveCode is the only system that is so simple and accessible anyone can learn it.
  • Quickly: The best way to write a quick utility that solves a business problem in minutes or to create prototypes in real-time that deliver a sophisticated user experience. Live coding keeps development agile. Changes happen in front of your eyes meaning you slash debugging and maintenance time using understandable and readable code. On average, LiveCode customers have saved $36,250 per project.
  • Cross-platform: Realize commercial opportunities by supporting today's fastest growing platforms; LiveCode gives you completely royalty free distribution, no ongoing fees, hosting fees or mandatory subscriptions. Write once deploy everywhere: iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Linux, Web and Server. Access native platform features on all platforms

The quoted price is for a per-year subscription. Also available, LiveCode Community Edition, free.

What's new in LiveCode Indy

Version 9.6.0.15511:
  • Enables access to libraries and platform APIs written in many other languages.
  • This includes a greatly improved LiveCode Builder virtual machine.
  • Contains many additional improvements to support LiveCode app developers.

Full changelog available here.

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16 Reviews of LiveCode Indy

4
Voxx
04 April 2018
Version: 8.1.5.14028

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LiveCode 9 has been released.
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4
Voxx
04 April 2018
Version: 8.1.5.14028
LiveCode 9 has been released.
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Teksestro
20 August 2016
Version: 7.0.2.10025
@MacUpdate: current version is 8.0.2, and pricing is *free*.
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LuxLogica
19 March 2016
Version: 7.0.2.10025
@MacUpdate Admins: current version is 7.1.3, and pricing is *free*.
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5
LuxLogica
11 June 2013
Version: 6.0.0.1511
LiveCode is Open Source, and therefore, FREE for most uses - you can buy a Commercial license for it, if you need to release your software through the Mac App Store, or if you are not allowed to develop under the GPL. LiveCode is extremely flexible, powerful, and easy to learn. It is being used both by kids learning to program, and scientists working in NASA projects. But one of the best features of LiveCode is its amazingly friendly and supportive COMMUNITY: lively mailing lists and forums, filled with people wanting to provide you help and support, and making the entire learning process a pleasure. As has been mentioned before, the KickStarter campaign has guaranteed that LiveCode will be evolving quite rapidly in the near future, adding many, many amazing features that will make it even more compelling - see their KickStarter campaign page for details. Last of all, the much under-promoted 'Server' is an absolutely gem, and an amazing alternative to languages such as PHP or Ruby - the English-like LiveCode language makes your complex web code easier to understand and maintain, even on complex projects (Google some amazing web libraries written by Andre Garzia for real-world examples). PROS: fun to use, easy to learn, extremely powerful, compile to Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android, and write scripts for the web, all with one language, the future of the platform looks promising, the price (=FREE) cannot be beaten. CONS: we still have a few months to wait until we get to see all of the amazing features promised during the KickStarter campaign, but at least we know they're coming!
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5
Teksestro
11 June 2013
Version: 6.0.0.1511
LiveCode has been released as OPEN SOURCE, so you can download it and produce full-blown apps for Mac, Win and Linux, without paying a single cent. You can also download the Open Source version of the 'LiveCode Server', which allows you to use LiveCode as a server-side scripting language (like PHP or Ruby). LiveCode has succeeded in their KickStarter campaign, gathering about $750,000 of funds and becoming the highest-grossing open-source software project in the site. The KickStarter campaign goals include full Cocoa support, an even better database layer, and an open language interface (so programmers can enhance the language as they see pleased). The program code is already available on GitHub, and several programmers have already made additions and enhancements to the code. The LiveCode community is abuzz with activity, and the future of this platform looks *really* bright. Oh, and it's still just as easy to learn and use. It's a winner.
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1.5
Old-Peter
06 April 2013
Version: 5.5.3
The lack of native controls is making coding with LC useless. Not worth one cent
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4.5
Jamesehale
15 February 2013
Version: 5.5.3
Now attempting to go open source under GPL for all non commercial use. Quite large stretch goals set if the kickstarter completes. I have been using LC for personal utilities since before it was Revolution. It only gets better and if made open source the skies the limit. Ok, so I really like the program and what they are trying to do. Check it out... http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1755283828/open-source-edition-of-livecode
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Markus-Winter
29 October 2012
Version: 5.5.3
I did a LOT in HyperCard, and I bought LiveCode about three years ago to get reacquainted with my "first love" (I had switched to REALbasic when HyperCard was no longer an option). I found the language to be incredibly verbose - basically the equivalent of saying "Would you terrible mind if I had the audacity to suggest a very tiny nip of quite a good cherry?" instead of a simple "Can I get you something?". Especially the grid control was unusable. So I didn't do much with it until LiveCode was brought back to my attention about a year ago. Unfortunately I had lost my download (external drive died which had the only copy). I wasn't able to download it again from their website (which peeved me off). I check MacUpdate a few times a week, so when I saw LiveCode today with a high rating I thought I have a look. A year or so ago I had heard rumors about fake ratings by the company (RunRev) so I decided to have a closer look at all those similar sounding "high praise reviews". They have been given by four people who all "joined" within a day of each other, have not downloaded anything from MacUpdate in five months (except the first), and basically sound like the same guy. I have no proof but that sounds a LOT like someone pushing their own agenda. As for LiveCode: feel free to check it out (I will, and when I have done it might live a review), but take the reviews with a grain of salt.
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5
slylabs13
04 June 2012
Version: 5.5.0.1477
This is what Hypercard could have been had it survived. Database API, cli access, native controls for each OS you compile an app for, including Mobile OSes, a web server that accepts embedded Livecode scripting, highly extensible, I could go on and on.
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4.5
rg4w
04 June 2012
Version: 5.5.0.1477
I've been using LiveCode since v1.0, and it's only gotten better and better with each release. Having developed apps professionally for 20 years, I've never found another tool that provides as high a return on investment as LiveCode. Being able to deploy to Mac, Windows, and Linux from a single code base has been a godsend for my clients, and now that we can leverage much of that code to also deploy to iOS and Android the ROI has only gotten higher. LiveCode is indeed an unusual way of working, with dynamic typing and completely absent of time-wasting compile-runtime cycles. This unusual workflow will often require some unlearning to get used to, but it pays off handsomely in offering equally unusual productivity in development.
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5
dunbarx
03 June 2012
Version: 5.5.0.1477
The platform is indeed evoolving for mobile devices. This is already nearly fully implemented. But for desktop and web applications, there is not, almost cannot be, a more accessable, powerful and satisfying tool to use. It has its roots in Apple's Hypercard. How many young developers have even heard of this, the father of all xTalk languages? I hesitate to mention that the language and IDE are fun to use, and there is little penalty to pay for this privilege, since this has always made xTalk seem less than "professional". Nonsense. This ought to be the wave of the future. Nobody will be disappointed if they spend just a little time "getting" this program. It takes very little time, and only a little effort. The liveCode community is filled with evangelists eager to help at all levels. Try it.
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4.5
PBH427
02 June 2012
Version: 5.5.0.1477
While I'm not a 'True Programmer' as such (I'm self taught & only use LiveCode, AppleScript, HTML, PHP and a little JavaScript), I did find LiveCode fairly easy to learn well enough to launch my own desktop app. It seems some other reviews focus on the negatives, but I found LiveCode to be a great platform for achieving good results very fast. I know I'm not the only one, I've bought some other excellent software from the Apple Store produced mainly in LiveCode. Focus on the positives and you can achieve a great deal, sure there's room for improvement, but that's true of all software. I don't understand the comment about not having native controls for desktop apps, I develop on Mac OS Lion and when I test the app it looks native to me, on Snow Leopard it looks native, on Windows it looks like a Windows app, but maybe I'm missing something! Mobile apps can be made to look native by using a plug-in extension AFAIK, but I don't develop for mobile just yet. Don't miss out just because some people knock LiveCode, they may have some valid points, but you really should decide for yourself, I did and I certainly don't regret it now, download the demo & take it for a spin. CONCLUSION: My copy has paid for itself several times over, I would recommend LiveCode to anybody interested in developing their own apps, concentrate on the positives and you could be in profit too.
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Teksestro
24 March 2012
Version: 5.5.0.1477
PROS: * easy-to-learn, English-like programming language * specially easy for beginners to learn procedural programming * active user base CONS: * interface of IDE is awkward, dated and ugly. * desktop apps made with the framework do not use native controls, and use instead the same, outdated GUI of the IDE by default. GUI customisation of your apps is possible to a good degree, but very time-consuming and tricky. * the framework struggles with international characters and text, and support for unicode is terrible. * no built-in support for vector graphic formats like SVG or PDF * basic framework features - like 'User Preferences', 'Document' or even proper 'Undo' management, are left for the user to develop on their own * development of client-based "web apps" requires the client to instal a browser plug-in, which is currently unusably buggy, and whose development seems to have stopped * server-based (web) apps run into numerous problems due to poor support for unicode and international text * Pricing is ridiculously expensive - about $800 if you want the complete development package for all platforms - when compared to other, much more polished tools. CONCLUSION: A sadly outdated tool, which needs some urgent updating and enhancing in order to justify its price bracket. Until this update comes, it may be wiser to invest your programming money and time in other more modern, feature-full, and cheaper, alternatives.
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Jason-Milles-76
21 March 2012
Version: 5.5.0.1477
It is still not possible to use native controls. A hugh disappointment because Livecode has some great features and makes coding for iOS a lot easier compared to Xcode. The compiled code is not on par speedwise compared to Xcode compiled code. But it is workable if you only make simple menu driven apps. But it desperately needs native iOS controls!
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4
Teksestro
12 October 2011
Version: 5.0.0
Version 5 is a great improvement to the graphics layer of the framework - apps do perform a lot faster. The interface and the ease of use remains. It's still super easy to make a functional prototype in no time. However, it is disappointing to see that the promises of international text support - ie. UNICODE - by version 5.0 did not materialise. LiveCode is still hopeless at dealing with languages other than English. In the days of internet and global communications, really, there is no excuse. Other shortcomings - like ability to import and export vector graphics - are still missing. Overall, a good upgrade, proving that the product is still evolving, however the question now is whether these features will help expand the user base, or whether basic issues which are never addressed, release after release, will keep potential users in the global market at bay.
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4
Teksestro
10 December 2010
Version: 4.5.2.1150
It is wonderful to see Revolution/LiveCode evolving and improving as a platform. Although I don't understand the reasoning behind the name change of the product - I thought 'Revolution' was quite a good name - it does seem like the new pricing structure is more flexible, and fairer: you pay according to the number of platforms you wish to develop in and for. Nevertheless, pricing seems to be going up, rather than down. Unfortunately, it is disappointing to see that many basic features that have been lacking for many, many, many years are still missing in the new version - such as proper support for unicode and international text in general, import/export of vector graphics, and many more. The developers have promised that many of these issues will be addressed by version '5.0' - so, depending on which features your app requires, it may still be prudent to wait for that version.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later

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