Xojo, Inc. was founded in 1997 with the idea that software development should be accessible to anyone. With traditional tools creating apps can be a very complicated process, but using Xojo anyone can learn to create high quality, native apps for the Desktop (macOS, Windows, Linux), Web, iOS (iPad/iPhone) and Raspberry Pi. Xojo also offers Xojo Cloud, which is easy, secure and maintenance-free web application hosting.
With users all over the world, Xojo apps can be found in every conceivable category - from commercial software applications to use in governments, universities, businesses, and the Fortune 500. Secondary-level and college students in schools all over the world are learning Xojo programming in introductory courses.
Xojo is the result of many years of development. In fact, we build Xojo with Xojo. Xojo is a privately-held company headquartered in Austin, Texas, with employees all over the world.
Xojo started its life as a shareware product called CrossBasic. When it became a commercial product it was renamed REALbasic. While REALbasic shared some of the keywords from the original BASIC and certainly the idea that anyone should be able to write code, it shared little else and was a very modern object-oriented programming language from its inception. In 2013 it was renamed Xojo to represent that it is cross-platform and object-oriented: