April 24, 2012 12:00 ET

Free Course Teaches Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses How to Create Mobile Apps in New RunRev Small Business Academy

Thirty-Day Online Course Results in Custom Apps for Any Small Business Using LiveCode Cross-Platform Development Environment

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND--(Marketwire - Apr 24, 2012) - RunRev, the makers of the popular LiveCode cross-platform app development environment, today announced the next Academy in its series of free online mobile app development courses with the LiveCode Small Business App Academy. The new course will run from May 1-31 and will teach small business owners and employees how to create customizable apps for their businesses.

LiveCode, which was recently featured as a top five mobile development platform in an independent Vision Mobile survey, is ideally suited to creating applications for business use. Even those entirely new to programming will quickly learn to build high-quality apps fast using a modern and easy workflow. The Small Business Academy follows the recent LiveCode Game Academy, completed earlier this year, which saw thousands of new developers learning to create mobile games for the first time.

The Academy is a free, no obligation program that teaches new app development skills to busy professionals, through short daily videos delivered directly to users' inboxes. Described as the "alphabet of apps," the Small Business App Academy offers 60 building blocks necessary to create a tailored, full-featured app by the end of the 30-day period. Participants can follow the program in 30 days or at their own pace, and will learn the following skills:

  • Database and cloud access
  • Data manipulation
  • Monetization
  • Working with rich media
  • Creating user interfaces
  • Deployment to devices
  • Push notifications

"We're delighted to build on the success of our hugely popular Game Academy," said Kevin Miller, CEO of RunRev. "With our new business-oriented course, we're unlocking the potential of entrepreneurs and developers by giving them the tools to create custom apps and take their businesses to new levels. Today, every business can benefit from connecting with customers on mobile devices, and LiveCode is a great entry point for those new to development who want to create apps for iOS, Android, Mac, PC and even Linux. The Small Business App Academy will show you how in visual, engaging and easy steps."

The Small Business Academy launches May 1 and is free to new LiveCode users. To learn more about the academy click here.

About RunRev Ltd.
RunRev makes the LiveCode cross-platform development environment for building sophisticated mobile, Web, desktop and server applications. The company aims to open doors with technology by empowering people to create apps through an intuitive and easy-to-learn programming language. The LiveCode English-like language and focus on instant results appeals to a wide range of users, from individuals and educators to corporate and enterprise developers. Considered a modern descendent of HyperCard, LiveCode offers a robust yet flexible path to cross-platform app creation. For more information visit

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