RFO BASIC! is a dialect of Dartmouth Basic that allows you to
write and run programs directly on your Android device. In
addition to the traditional Basic features, your have access to:
Graphics (with Multi-touch),
Data Structures such as:Array/List/Stack/Bundle
Text and Byte file I/O,
User defined functions,
TCP/IP Client and Server Sockets,
Send SMS Messages,
Make a phone call,
BASIC! programs may be complied into applications. There are two
processes provided for this. One process generates a home screen
shortcut but requires BASIC! installed to run. The other process
generates a stand alone application that does not need BASIC!
installed. The resulting application can be offered on the
All of the features of BASIC! are documented in the manual, De
Re BASIC!, which is currently over 200 pages in size.
The install package include almost three dozen BASIC! source
code files that explain and demonstrate the implementation
details of this dialect.
BASIC! is being continuously improved. New releases have come at
an average of one per week. Many of the improvements have come
from user requests. Join the BASIC! forum
become part of the development team.
This project is a labor of love by the curator of The Dr. Richard
and author of Atari Basic
and Apple DOS
. It is free to all, now, and forever. The
underlying source code is available under the terms of the GNU
General Public License.
The BASIC! user manual, De Re BASIC!, is available on line and
also downloadable as a PDF or MS Word document.
De Re BASIC!.pdf
The descriptions and Android .apk files for the last ten
versions can be found here.
If you have questions, comments, enhancment requests or bug
reports, the RFO BASIC! Form at http://rfobasic.freeforums.org/
is the place to go.
The source code of each release, starting with release version
v01.00, can be found in version's release information web page.
BASIC! is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License
kept for historical purposes. You should now use the Forum.
You may contact me directly by email at firstname.lastname@example.org