Lua Coding on the Go with iLuaBox for iOS

Orchard Park, New York – MobileApp Systems, a developer of mobile software and hardware solutions for demanding applications, is proud to announce the immediate availability of iLuaBox, iLuaBox Pro and iLuaBox Lite version 1.5, a Lua script development app running on all Apple devices compatible with iOS 4.3 or later.

Lua is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. It has been used in many industrial applications, with an emphasis on embedded systems and games. iLuaBox is a full-featured implementation of the Lua 5.2 programming language that’s been optimized for iOS.

“iLuaBox lets you create, edit, debug and run Lua scripts right on your iOS device,” says Tom Skwara, company President. “In-App purchases of toolboxes that expand iLuaBox depth and functionality gives our users the choice to invest only in those features critical to their needs.” The Pro version includes all the optional toolboxes from the standard edition at a reduced bundled price. The Lite version is free and includes all the features from iLuaBox standard edition except for In-App purchases and unlimited script length.

This next installment of iLuaBox brings updates to the core Lua engine and SQL Toolbox, along with full compatibility with iOS 5. iLuaBox always utilizes the very latest Lua technology, which is currently version 5.2 released in July 2011.

iLuaBox 1.5 also includes peer-to-peer messaging, where users create and manage an ad-hoc Bluetooth or local wireless network for exchanging information with other iLuaBox users. An included chat example shows just how easy it is to setup a collaborative note taking session with colleagues nearby. Peer-to-peer messaging is included in all versions of iLuaBox.

Specialized Toolboxes:

The iLua Toolbox, which is built-in to all versions of iLuaBox, adds several utility functions for controlling iLuaBox core behavior such as screen mode, printing to the input screen, peer-to-peer messaging, managing the device file directory, and more.

The Socket Toolbox, which is built-in to iLuaBox Pro and is an optional In App purchase within iLuaBox standard edition, adds a set of functions to iLuaBox that support SMTP (sending e-mail), HTTP (WWW access) and FTP (file upload and download) protocols, along with other commonly needed Internet functionality.

The SQL Toolbox, which is built-in to iLuaBox Pro and is an optional In App purchase within iLuaBox standard edition, adds a set of functions to iLuaBox for creating, editing and managing databases using the Structured Query Language and the SQLite database engine.

The Vox Toolbox, which is built-in to iLuaBox Pro and is an optional In App purchase within iLuaBox standard edition, adds a set of functions to iLuaBox for synthesizing and playing back speech from text input. Multiple voices can be defined with individual characteristics, and played simultaneously with position and volume control.

iLuaBox features side-by-side text views that provide a simple yet powerful text user interface. Scripts can be edited and tested right on the iOS device. iLuaBox includes solid reference manuals and many examples to get started quickly. A lively support forum, Lua wiki, and access to Twitter are built-in to iLuaBox’s user interface for convenient and seamless access to the growing community of iLuaBox users.

Device Requirements:
* iPad, iPhone (4, 3GS, 3G), or iPod touch (4th, 3rd, 2nd generation)
* Requires iOS 4.3 or later
* 7.0 MB

Pricing And Availability:
iLuaBox 1.5 is priced at $9.99 and is available immediately from the App Store in the Education category. iLuaBox 1.5 is a free upgrade to all iLuaBox 1.x users.

iLuaBox Pro 1.5 is priced at $24.99 and is available immediately from the App Store in the Education category. iLuaBox Pro 1.5 is a free upgrade to all iLuaBox Pro 1.x users. iLuaBox Pro 1.5 includes all toolboxes that are available as separate In App purchases from within iLuaBox standard edition.

iLuaBox Lite 1.5 is available immediately for free from the App Store in the Utilities category.

iLua Toolbox 1.3 is free and built-in to all editions of iLuaBox 1.5.

Socket Toolbox 1.0 is priced at $9.99 and is available immediately from the Toolbox Info screen within iLuaBox. The Socket Toolbox is built-in to iLuaBox Pro 1.5.

SQL Toolbox 1.3 is priced at $9.99 and is available immediately from the Toolbox Info screen within iLuaBox 1.5. The SQL Toolbox is built-in to iLuaBox Pro 1.5.

Vox Toolbox 1.0 is priced at $4.99 and is available immediately from the Toolbox Info screen within iLuaBox 1.5 or later. The Vox Toolbox is built-in to iLuaBox Pro 1.5.

iLuaBox and iLuaBox Pro are part of the App Store Volume Purchase Program, where education institutions in the United States can purchase iLuaBox in volume for distribution to their students and faculty.

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MobileApp Systems is located in Orchard Park, NY and specializes in the development of solutions based on the latest mobile platform technologies. With a focus on applications and hardware as a system, MobileApp Systems is delivering high reliability solutions for demanding applications. Copyright (C) 2011 MobileApp Systems LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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