Seattle, Washington — July 5, 2019 — Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) and Bill Martens are proud to announce the immediate availability his programming manual “Appilot/W1.” Appilot/W1 is a complete and interactive Pilot Programming Environment for the Apple II. Appilot/W1 allows users to create and execute full-fledged Pilot programs in a single lightweight environment without sacrificing time or effort. Comes complete with built-in DOS, editor, and interpreter.
The “Appilot/W1” manual is available through the A.P.P.L.E. bookstore with production and fulfillment by Lulu.com. A disk image will be available on the Apps page.
- Table of Contents – PDF
- Full macro capabilities with local variables and nestable conditionals.
- A complete DOS environment for controlling files.
- Program Editor which allows accurate line by line editing.
- Interpreter which executes programs at user command.
- Maximum 499 line program memory.
- Complete compliment of standard Pilot programming statements.
- Advanced features including subroutines, inverse text, delays and inkey functionality.
Bill Martens — a systems engineer specializing in office infrastructures and has been programming since 1976. The DEC PDP 11/40 with ASR-33 Teletypes and CRT’s were his first computing platforms with his first forays in the Apple world coming with the Apple II computer. Influences in Bill’s computing life came from Byte magazine, Creative Computing magazine, and Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine as well as his mentors Samuel Perkins, Don Williams, Joff Morgan, and Mike Christensen. Bill is a co-producer of many books including What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition, The WOZPAK: Special Edition, Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From The Computing Revolution, and co-programmer for the iOS version of the retro game Structris. He has written many articles which have appeared in user group newsletters and magazines such as Call-A.P.P.L.E.. Bill worked for Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) under Val Golding and Dick Hubert as a data manager and programmer in the 1980s, and is the current president of the A.P.P.L.E. user group established in 1978. He reorganized A.P.P.L.E. and restarted Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine in 2002. Bill is the author of ApPilot/W1, Beyond Quest, The Anatomy of an EAMON, and multiple EAMon adventure games. He is the production editor for the A.P.P.L.E. website CallApple.org, writes science fiction novels in his spare time, and is a retired semi-pro football player.
Brian Wiser — A producer of books, films, games, and events, as well as an Apple consultant, historian and archivist. Designer, editor, and co-producer of dozens of books including: Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From The Computing Revolution, Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Graphically Speaking: Enhanced Edition, What’s Where in the Apple: Enhanced Edition, and The WOZPAK Special Edition: Steve Wozniak’s Apple-1 & Apple II Computers. Brian is also the author of The Etch-a-Sketch and Other Fun Programs. Producer/Director of the documentary film “Done The Impossible: The Fans’ Tale of Firefly & Serenity“, his Browncoat Cruise convention with Firefly cast, and an extra in the movie “Serenity.” Co-producer of Beagle Bros and Applied Engineering websites, the retro iOS game Structris, and co-producer/writer for CallAPPLE.org and Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine.
Apple Pugetsound Program Library Exchange (A.P.P.L.E.) has been a global Apple user group since 1978, with membership peaking near 50,000 in 1985. Offering many services, A.P.P.L.E. is also a book publisher and game developer, and has produced over a dozen new book titles since 2013 in addition to over 100 Apple software titles.
A.P.P.L.E. published the The WOZPAK Special Edition – a detailed book containing Steve Wozniak’s restored handwritten notes and printouts about his Apple II computer, as well as forewords from Steve Wozniak and other Apple legends. They also publish books such as: Graphically Speaking: Enhanced Edition by Mark Pelczarski, Tome of Copy Protection, Cyber Jack: The Adventures of Robert Clardy and Synergistic Software, Synergistic Software: The Early Games, Nibble Viewpoints: Business Insights From the Computing Revolution by Mike Harvey, What’s Where in The Apple: Enhanced Edition, The Colossal Computer Cartoon Book: Enhanced Edition by David H. Ahl, A.P.P.L.E. 1978 and 1979 magazine Compendiums, and the retro iOS game Structris.
Press information is available at: www.callapple.org/press
Books are listed at: www.callapple.org/books