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BitRock InstallBuilder

Build MultiPlatform Installers From One Project File

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You've sweated and slaved over a hot keyboard for months, and now your application is finally ready to ship! But guess what -- now comes the hard part! Now you have to build installers for every hardware platform that your software will run on. Build the Windows installer. Build the Mac installer. Build the Linux installer. Time to make the doughnuts, right? Why not make it easy on yourself with your very own copy of BitRock InstallBuilder!

BitRock InstallBuilder lets you build crossplatform installers for your desktop and server applications! With BitRock InstallBuilder, you'll be able to spin out professional installers for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, with ease, all from a single project file, and featuring your own splash screens, icons, and slideshows. You can even use BitRock InstallBuilder to generate RPM and Debian packages, as well as CDs and DVDs that contain installers for multiple platforms, reducing time, packaging, and waste! Plus, BitRock InstallBuilder is language-agnostic -- it doesn't care what language your app is written in, it'll go ahead and create an installer for it!

Do you stay awake at night wondering if your users are taking full advantage of the latest and greatest version of your software? Worry no more - BitRock InstallBuilder gives you a new and effective way of automatically delivering updates to your installed base of users!

Please note: every license includes maintenance (email support and all minor and major updates) for 12 months. Renewals of the annual maintenance are 50% of the retail license price.

This promotion includes the following:
Mac OS X Version ($795)
Professional Version ($1395)
Review Written by Derek Lee
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Deleto Maximo In how far is this different from, or better than, other installers within the same price range (e.g. AdvancedInstaller)? Could the developer please point out some unique/exclusive features?

Judging from the screenshots I get the feeling that this installer is made for semi-professionals or amateurs, not for pros. Then how come it has such a massive price tag? I could be wrong here, though, so some clarification would be much appreciated. I'd also like to know if BRIB allows the installation of prerequisites such as the .Net Framework 3.5 or 4.0 (both via external download + included msi).

Thank you very much!
May 28 2011 at 6:51am Copy Link
Erica Brescia Hi Sebastian,

Thank you for your questions. I am a bit puzzled, this is the first time our product has been described as being targeted towards amateurs :) The majority of our customers are enterprise software companies, though We also have video game developers, universities, etc as clients. You can check out a partial list of customers at:

Regarding a comparison with other installers, if you are targeting just Windows, then there are plenty of other installers, some of them free. Where InstallBuilder shines is when you need to target multiple platforms (Linux, Windows, Mac are the typical ones), since it saves you a lot of time, especially with complex installation processes that require interaction with the end user.

We have posted a comparison with our primary competitor, InstallAnywhere:

We include ready to install modules for the Java runtime, and if you email our support team, we can provide you with examples for installing VC++ runtimes or .NET (those will eventually be made standard bundles)

In summary: InstallBuilder is great if you need to support multiple
platforms. If you only need support for Windows, then there are other solutions that are equally capable.

Best regards,

BitRock - May 28 2011 at 5:10pm Copy Link
Deleto Maximo Erica,

thank you very much for your prompt reply. I had not had the time to evaluate the product, so I only judged by the screenshots, which look very clean (and hence my implication). Though, I see now I was wrong and your product does a very good job of covering the details under its hood.

I have so far been developing for MS .NET but am considering working more with a platform independent solution (e.g. Java), so a "language-agnostic" installer would be just what I need.

Thank you very much for the link to the comparison, which I had overlooked on your site.

This is a product I will add to my watch list as it looks really promising.

Thank you, again, very much!
May 28 2011 at 8:49pm Copy Link
Steve Chopping Shame the order process doesn't work properly, I would have bought a copy!
May 30 2011 at 6:07pm Copy Link
Erica Brescia What problem are you running into?
BitRock - May 30 2011 at 6:11pm Copy Link
Steve Chopping Select the item from this page, which sends me to an https://www.cleverbridge link. This page has the product listed with a default X1 amount plus an annual tech support/free upgrade item for $3.74 extra. Fill in all the credit card details, account address, etc and after clicking NEXT it just dumps me back to a screen saying your cart is empty!!!
May 30 2011 at 6:15pm Copy Link
Gonzo I must say I'm impressed with the product.
I haven't tried it and won't be able to buy it (cannot afford it); however the feature set is amazing, and I've always wanted to see an app that could create multi-platform installers!

Also, I want to say Congratulations as well as Thank you for offering this for free to Open Source devs; it's a great initiative that most companies should follow.

I hope I can try this product soon...
May 30 2011 at 11:04pm Copy Link
Denis Gauthier Crazy price! Real value = 30$
May 31 2011 at 10:56am Copy Link
Erica Brescia Denis,

InstallBuilder is actually very reasonably priced when you consider the amount of time it can save developers and when compared to the competition. For example, a standard license for InstallAnywhere is $1,999 and that doesn't even include maintenance, which you have to pay at least $800 extra. By comparison, a Professional license of InstallBuilder is $1,395 (outside of this promotion, of course) and includes one year of access to all new releases (including major releases) and email support.

InstallBuilder may make sense for your particular situation, but it has helped companies all over the world to provide a better installation experience to their users while reducing their support burdens.
BitRock - May 31 2011 at 11:41am Copy Link

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