Press Release

Announcing Xojo, Faster Development for the Web and Desktop

Release includes all new IDE, support for Cocoa on OS X, improved web support, new user guide, examples, tutorials and a free Introduction to Programming textbook.

AUSTIN, TX, USA (June 4, 2013) -- Xojo, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of Xojo 2013 Release 1, the faster development tool for web and desktop apps. Xojo is a cross-platform, object-oriented software development tool that enables developers of all backgrounds to create high-quality, powerful applications for the desktop (OS X, Windows and Linux), web and soon, mobile. Currently serving more than 150,000 users worldwide, Xojo is the perfect development environment for both the professional programmer and the novice looking to learn how to create their own software.

Using Xojo, developers drag and drop the user interface and use one simple, straight-forward programming language to implement the functionality of their app. On both the desktop and the web, the developer is abstracted from the specific platform details, letting them focus on what makes their application unique. More specifically, on the desktop, developers can experience true cross-platform development in that they can create their app on OS X and deliver it to Windows users.

For the web, Xojo takes a unique approach, avoiding the complexities of traditional web technologies such as HTML, Javascript, CSS, PHP and AJAX. Using Xojo, developers create web applications in the same way and with the same language they use to create desktop applications resulting in dramatically faster development. And because Xojo compiles applications to machine code, the resulting web applications are very secure.

“Xojo makes creating high quality, powerful applications available to all levels of developers,” commented Geoff Perlman, Xojo, Inc. Founder and CEO. “Using one development tool and one single, powerful programming language developers are able to create and deliver solutions for OS X, Windows, Linux and the web. This enables professional developers to save time and make more money, while also expanding the possible target market for commercial software developers.”

"Xojo’s language and operating model allow for rapid prototyping of app ideas," commented Sam Rowlands, Lead Developer for Ohanaware, makers of Shine (currently in the Mac App Store).  "Xojo’s language & toolset are very quick to use, and at the same time provide the functionality that allow us to deliver exceptional applications of a high quality, that our customers literarily love."

"Xojo gives me the power to create applications that compete with (and in some cases are better than) applications built by a team of developers using other development toolkits," continued Rowlands.

Xojo 2013 Release 1 includes:

In addition to all of these great new Xojo features, Xojo, Inc. will soon launch their Xojo Cloud, one-click app hosting service. Xojo Cloud abstracts developers from the low level, complicated process of setting up and configuring a web server, implementing security measures, creating backups and more by doing all of the hard stuff behind the scenes. Xojo Cloud hosting packages will start at $49/month.

Xojo 2013 Release 1 is currently available for download at Xojo is free to use for learning and development, and deployment licenses are available in the following options: Web ($400), Desktop ($300), Database ($300), Console ($100), and Xojo Pro ($995), which is a bundle of all of the licenses that includes added support and more.

About Xojo
Xojo, Inc. was founded with the idea that software development should be accessible to anyone. With traditional tools, creating software applications can be a very complicated process, but using Xojo anyone can learn to create high quality, native apps for the web, OS X, Windows, Linux and soon, mobile as well. 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 introduced to programming with Xojo. For more information, visit

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