Application Starter Stack for Livecode

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This AppStarter Stack is for business owners and developers who are working to build professional software for any of the 5 platforms, using Livecode version 9 / 10.

  • For the business owner, it saves you time to market and development cost
  • For the developer it saves time and makes the work focused on the features of the specific software you are building.

The use of this product requires a competent Livecode developer who is able to learn a few concepts and follow instructions exactly to learn how to do various tasks.

Your license can include time with your developer to on-board and jump-start your project.

Livecode is an amazing platform for the interactive creation of multi-platform software;

BUT, there is still lots to do to make a working, production ready application for multiple devices and operating systems.

The AppStarterStack includes many of the features that ANY application needs.  You no longer need to program and engineer these commands and functions, you just use them.

As fun as it is, it takes a lot of time and effort to write correct code to make fast, flexible and non blocking applications. You no longer have to do it, if you use the AppStarterStack for Livecode.

Yes, all of the controls of the stack are open to change and customization. You can totally make your project look on-brand and on-style. *

  • You control almost every aspect of how your stack looks, its colors and esthetics*
  • use #HEX colors or the "Material Design" palette (example: green,400).

*Except for controls coming from your OS.  Menus, sliders, toggles, they are themed to the default of your operating system.  

When you purchase a license for the AppStarterStack you will receive:

  1. The AppStarterStack Demo .livecode file (which builds to all platforms)
  2. Access to growing library of videos and tutorials.
  3. Documentation .PDF
  4. Access to private github where the script exports of the AppStarterStack will live. (This is the repository where we will add features, handlers  and bug fixes to the code.)  Each pull request will be well documented so that you are clear what has changed.


We support Open-Source software innovation.  We are really proud of the AppStarterStack and its features, but it is hardly anything we need to keep secret or closed.

However, there is currently no strategic advantage to open-sourcing it.  It is not really for general consumption.  In the future, this position may change.

We built it, so that we could complete the software projects that represent our aspirations as cosmic travelers, fellow humans and entrepreneurs.

We are offering it to help others who have specific software they are trying to build without taking too long and ending up with a production-ready MVP in lets say .... a few months, not years.

For the forseeable future we will create 2 tracks of the AppstarterStack, one for each of the 2 current Livecode versions. We plan on maintaining only 2 versions at any given time.

  • AppStarterStack 9 - for Livecode 9
  • AppStarterStack 10 - for Livecode 10


Because Livecode is the best all-around multi-platform application development engine in the world.

Its not well known, or fancy, and it has its issues and warts (the aging IDE), but under the hood the engine is very capable, powerful and fast.

There is nothing you cannot build in Livecode in a very reasonable amount of time, now even faster with the AppStarterStack

And for that reason it is the platform of choice for our projects now and in the future.

We ❤ Livecode and wish to see it prosper and grow and be used everywhere to build beautiful and useful applications on all platforms.


proudly built with Livecode

We are committed to maintaining the AppStarterStack for at least this decade, 2020s and beyond.

As a software company, we are really just getting started 🙂  We will be using the AppStarterStack and Livecode to build many products in the coming years. Some will be small, some big, and maybe some will be with you.

Should anything happen to cause us to be unable to update the AppStarterStack, it won't really matter.

There is no encrypted code, there is no super complex code, you can fix anything you need to fix in the codebase should something stop working or should anything be incorrect.

We, of course, are there to help based on the license we negotiate together.

Using the stack as your starting point does not inhibit your ability to use the Livecode Engine entirely correctly to create bug free software. 

The current AppStarterStack is made up of 10,000 lines of documented and  human readable code.

The AppStarterStack does not place any limit on how you are able to use the Livecode Engine.  All the power is still in your hands to build the application you need.

As a licensee, you are free to build a product to sell to others.  Or you can use it to make an in-house application to help with a problem somewhere.

We always hope that the AppStarterStack is used to make life better, safer and more abundant for everyone.

If you are found to use the AppStarterStack for evil, to run scams, or in any way to knowingly harm another being or to break reasonable laws where you live. 
Only then do we reserve the right to terminate your license.

No it is not.  The AppStarterStack requires a Livecode developer to use. 
It is intended to be used for more complex and advanced multi-platform software.  It is not a great choice for very very simple apps which can be built using no-code or low-code solutions.

Yes, direct support for you and your project is available.

Your license will include an onboarding session where I help you to get started shaping your project using the AppStarterStack.

Your license can also include support hours from us where we can help you put together certain parts of your application.

We can definitely support you on your journey with our product, towards the completion of yours.

  • If you are searching for a developer to do the job entirely, that is also a possibility.
  • We can also help you find a competent Livecode developer to help you complete your project.

In either case, please contact us.

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