REAL SOFTWARE SHIPS REALbasic 5 FOR WINDOWS

Powerful, Easy-to-Learn Programming Tool Now Enables Windows Users to Create
Their Own Software for Both Windows and Macintosh


AUSTIN, Texas (April 28, 2003) — REAL Software, Inc. announced today the
immediate availability of REALbasic 5 for Windows, a full-featured, easy-to-use
development tool that enables Windows users of all levels to create custom
applications and compile them for both Windows and Macintosh.

“REALbasic now gives Windows users the same powerful, yet easy-to-use capabilities
that our Macintosh customers have enjoyed for years,” said Geoff Perlman,
president and CEO of REAL Software. “Our goal is to provide useful tools
that help people create their own software, whether on Windows or Macintosh.”

“With REALbasic 5 for Windows, my team can now develop an application and
deploy that application on Windows or Macintosh from a single set of source
code, at the click of a button,” said Kent Myhre, software development engineer
for Business Ink, Co. “That keeps my development costs low and allows me
to broaden my markets and sell software to PC users, regardless of the computer
they use.”

REALbasic 5 for Windows supports Windows-specific features such as ActiveX/COM,
Registry access and Win32 API calls. Windows applications created with REALbasic
do not require an installer or DLLs, eliminating the common ‘DLL hell’ problem.
In addition, REALbasic 5 for Windows is very similar to Visual Basic ® (VB)
and includes a VB project conversion utility. Similar to Visual Basic in
design and syntax, VB users will feel right at home with REALbasic.

REALbasic 5 for Windows is available now starting at US$99.95 direct from
REAL Software or through your local computer retailer. REALbasic 5 Professional
Edition, required for cross-platform compilation, starts at US$399.95 and
includes extended functionality for database and team development. Introductory
pricing of US$299.95 expires on May 28, 2003.



About REAL Software

For everyone that seeks the flexibility to create their own software, REAL
Software provides REALbasic, a powerful, easy-to-use software development
tool for Windows and Macintosh. REAL Software, Inc. was founded in 1996 and
is based in Austin, Texas. For more information visit http://www.realsoftware.com
<http://www.realsoftware.com/> or call 512.328.7325.

REAL Software, REALbasic and the REAL Software cube logo are registered trademarks
of REAL Software, Inc. All other names mentioned are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective holders in the United States and other countries.