Woz told me a story in email: "Apple at one point turned down the Pascal P-System. That very evening Bill Atkinson and myself hopped on a plane at our own expense and flew down to UCSD, where the P-System had been developed. We stayed with developers in their lab that whole night and incorporated Apple II disk routines and graphics routines. We brought it back and showed how useful and good this Pascal system was and Apple changed its mind."
Added by Lim Thye Chean on August 26, 2013 at 9:25am —
This is the follow up to the original 2009 article iPhone Programming for Apple IIGS developers, that taught iPhone development using web technologies. My son Lim Ding Wen ported his Apple… Continue
Added by Lim Thye Chean on May 25, 2011 at 6:00pm —
The iPhone version of the Apple IIGS application Doodle Kids is now available for iPad!… Continue
Added by Lim Thye Chean on May 14, 2010 at 9:18pm —
We started a little project for our beloved Apple IIGS - which we called
The Apple IIGS Show
. This is a series of short video showing kids using the Apple IIGS computer. Each video will show some of the best software that a kid can do on the computer. We will also show how to do programming on an Apple IIGS. This show is hosted
, with the help of his… Continue
Added by Lim Thye Chean on May 13, 2009 at 2:30am —
is this week Apple iPhone featured web app! Space War for iPhone is ported from the Apple II game Infiltrator and is initially
by me and my son
Lim Ding Wen
for the Android phones. It is later ported to iPhone and Java ME phones.
Space War can run… Continue
Added by Lim Thye Chean on April 13, 2009 at 11:00pm —
When I was young, I wrote my first Apple II space arcade game called
. It is my first assembly program and has multiple levels where the user needs to control a spaceship and navigate through waves of alien attacks.
Many years later, my son Ding Wen
wrote his first space arcade game for the Apple IIGS - … Continue
Added by Lim Thye Chean on March 10, 2009 at 10:00am —
Due to a harddisk crash of the iMac hosting the iPhone SDK, we are now unable to do iPhone development until we get the machine back and set up the environment again. In the meantime, we focus entirely on Google Android development. Android OS is so fun to program and it finally gives me a chance to teach my son Ding Wen Java programming. The result? Ding Wen has ported his Doodle Kids (an Apple IIGS and iPhone program) to Android phone! Doodle Kids for Android has some features not available… Continue
Added by Lim Thye Chean on March 8, 2009 at 9:00am —
is porting some of his Apple IIGS and iPhone programs to Google Android phone. There are 2 ways to do it. The first way is to embed a WebKit browser (WebView) to host a web application. The 2nd way is to use
Write a web application and tested them to work under Android Browser. If you have already… Continue
Added by Lim Thye Chean on March 3, 2009 at 3:30am —
All of the sudden everybody wanted to know about this little programmer. It is really very simple - it just involved a computer called Apple IIGS. The best story comes from
The Singapore iPhone Blog
. I find this story to be the closest to what actually happened. Majority of the programming works are done on Apple IIGS emulator.
Ding Wen… Continue
Added by Lim Thye Chean on February 9, 2009 at 7:30am —
The story starts spreading. The New Paper of Singapore came for an interview, and release an excellent article (5-2-2009).
Reuters picked up the story in the morning and this becomes the top tech news of Reuters!
This is followed by tens of thousands of articles worldwide quoting the story.…
Added by Lim Thye Chean on February 5, 2009 at 7:30am —
It all started from this article
9-year-old writes iPhone app
in the popular blog
The Singapore iPhone Guide
. A few days later, Ding Wen started to receive interview invitations for his love of the iPhone and Apple IIGS... Then it appeared in Singapore newspaper, showing a live working Apple IIGS showing pictures on TV, and also an… Continue
Added by Lim Thye Chean on January 30, 2009 at 9:30am —
Ding Wen's first space game for the Apple IIGS -
- is now on iPhone! You can now
in Apple App Store!
Invader War is initially written using Orca/Pascal, an Object Oriented language for the Apple IIGS.
Added by Lim Thye Chean on January 27, 2009 at 2:00am —
The iPhone version of the Apple IIGS application
is now in
. Doodle Kids is written by the young Apple IIGS programmer
Lim Ding Wen
. It uses the original Apple IIGS Super Hires palette, and was initially written in Complete Pascal. Have fun!
The story… Continue
Added by Lim Thye Chean on January 22, 2009 at 8:30pm —
The iPhone version of the Apple IIGS application
is now in App Store. Simple Paint uses the original Apple IIGS Super Hires palette, and was initially written in Complete Pascal. Have fun!
Kids Paint - a simplified version of Simple Paint designed for kids, is also now available in App Store.…
Added by Lim Thye Chean on January 18, 2009 at 7:30pm —
just ported some of his Apple IIGS programs to iPhone using
The programs can run natively on iPhone by embedding a full screen WebKit browser (UIWebView) to host a web application. All iPhone web technologies, including multi-touch, canvas and… Continue
Added by Lim Thye Chean on January 10, 2009 at 8:30pm —
Now you can do BASIC programming on the go! Point your iPhone or iPod touch to
and you can key in a BASIC program - similar to Applesoft BASIC. It supports the Apple IIGS 320x200 Super Hires and 40x40 Lores graphics modes.
You can save the page to home screen and it supports the full screen mode when you launched it there. If you use Safari, Firefox or… Continue
Added by Lim Thye Chean on November 4, 2008 at 6:30pm —
is this week Apple iPhone featured web app! Simple Paint for iPhone is ported from the
Apple IIGS version
also got the Staff Pick.
Simple Paint is also the most popular web app at the time of writing (30th September 2008). …
Added by Lim Thye Chean on September 27, 2008 at 3:00am —
for Apple IIGS programmer doing graphics and animation. The library syntax is based on QuickDraw and even have support for Apple IIGS color palette! Programs written with it can run on Safari and Firefox browsers. To see more examples, visit
page. The programs can also run on … Continue
Added by Lim Thye Chean on August 19, 2008 at 3:00am —
How easy is it to program nowadays? When we were young, we used to be able to sit down and type on the Apple II:
HGR HCOLOR = 3 HPLOT 0, 0 to 279, 159
The code above will draw a white line. But no longer. Programming has become a science, where you need to be a rocket scientist to just to do something simple! So I decided to do something about it. I created
for Applesoft BASIC… Continue
Added by Lim Thye Chean on August 16, 2008 at 4:00am —
It is possible to run Apple IIGS software on a web browser, just like Flash or Java. In fact, with the correct plugin, now all the Apple IIGS software is just a click away - and essentially makes Apple IIGS into a Virtual Machine. If you have a PC with IE or Firefox, you can go to
page and experience Apple IIGS live, without the need of installing or configuring any… Continue
Added by Lim Thye Chean on June 11, 2008 at 9:00am —