Learn and Program BASIC Language on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad!

Hand BASIC - CBM Flavor is a compatible version of Commodore's version of Microsoft BASIC 6502 as found on the Commodore 64.

Released for Educational purposes.

BASIC (Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) is a computer language designed so that it can be learned very easily.

Hand BASIC users could be students, scientists, or any productivity workers.

Type HELP to get started!

*** Credits for CBMBASIC go to Michael Steil and James Abbatiello ***

+ Compatible with Commodore 64 BASIC V2
+ It is not emulated, it runs with your device full speed
+ The ability to LOAD/SAVE files (case sensitive file names)
+ File I/O Support (Read/Write data files)
+ Full featured iPhone Text Editor to build your programs
+ The ability to make directories ** NEW **
+ Provided with helpful Direct Mode Commands (nonstandard, see support webpage)
+ Renumber your program, plus other helpful file keeping functionality
+ Alert Sounds
+ In App Help (type HELP)
+ Portrait/Landscape Views
+ Supplied with Sample code (type FILES to see list).

Now available through In-App Purchase:
Graphics Extension: Empowers you to create complex graphics from simple graphic objects
+ Draw simple graphic objects: lines, rectangles, circles, text, ...
+ Draw at the super speed of your device
+ Make animations
+ Use Graphics Macro Language (GML) to draw objects
+ Define your colors with alpha channel (32bit color with transparency)
+ Select your drawn text font face and size
+ Interact with user taps
+ Assistant for typing Graphic Commands
+ Enables you to run included Graphic Sample Programs(10 samples)

To find more details type HELP then select Graphics Extension Reference

To open Graphics Extension Purchase Screen:
- Type: ACTION then select Purchase
- Or, run a program that uses Graphics

Make sure to check out App Blog Page:

Please Note:
- This is not Commodore 64 emulator. It is “Standalone” BASIC of Commodore 64.
- Basic knowledge of Commodore 64 BASIC V2 is needed to use this App or just Read FAQ's.
- While BASIC requires all commands to be capitalized (Lock Caps by double taping), commands will be automatically capitalized
- Since this is not Commodore emulator, PEEK/POKE does not work. See New Commands for alternatives
- Only ASCII characters are supported
- iPad has different Graphics Extension than ordinary one (sold separately)

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Have Fun!

What's New

Version 1.7.3

Minor changes and fixes

Make sure to check other free Apps from Hawwash-Soft

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Great APP works exactly how it should


This APP is FANTASTIC. If you have a love for the Commodore 64, or just want a simple scripting language on the iOS, this is the greatest. Also the Person who complained about the graphic add on just didn't know how to use it. if you type SCREEN 1, then add another line like SLEEP 2000 it will say up for a few seconds. Change the number to make it say up as long as you want. Some people need to read the manul.

I'm actually using this as a tool!

10bii Lover

I'm enjoying the stew out of this app. I've been wanting to use some of my small programs on the iPhone for some time, without going into full-fledged app development. This does the trick!

As a child of the 70s, I'm very familiar with this style of BASIC. I wrote tons of stuff (I wish I still had) on a TRS-80 COCO. Rewriting my small projects for this app is a piece of cake. I can now take my small programs with me.

That, and it's a fun trip down memory lane. I'm enjoying the opportunity to use the evil GOTO again, after an almost 30 year hiatus. Writing in an unstructured environment like this feels strangely liberating!

Thank you for making this app available.

The C64 YOUR pocket!


This app is PERFECT for an "über-geek" just like ME, who wants "something to hack around with", JUST LIKE OLD TIMES, when not only the C64 was popular (and STILL is!), but also numerous brands of the old calculator-sized programmable pocket computers, as well. Well done...KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!! ;-)


Ahmad Hawwash
2.2 MB
Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010 Hawwash-Soft
In-App Purchases
  1. Graphics Extension for iPad $4.99
  2. Graphics Extension $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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