Re: Invitation to test the iOS edition of BBC BASIC

Richard Russell
 

When you start either the Android or iOS edition of BBC BASIC the program that initially runs is the 'Touch IDE' (touchide.bbc in the tools directory).  It is this program that allows you to navigate the file hierarchy, run a program by tapping on its name, scroll and zoom the file list, edit and copy programs etc.  Brief instructions for the use of the Touch IDE can be found at the website.

There's nothing to stop you running 'touchide.bbc' in the same way as any of the other supplied example programs (by navigating to the tools directory and tapping on it).  The difference is that, since it's the program that is already running, nothing obvious happens - the program simply CHAINs itself!  Sadly some people completely misinterpret this apparent lack of action and report that "touchide is not working"!

Richard.

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