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Apple CarPlay - can’t wait to try Delphi and C++Builder iOS apps

Apple announced CarPlay at the Geneva International Motor Show today starting with partnerships for Volvo, Mercedes and Ferrari (more auto partners to come) to bring the iPhone experience to cars. The CarPlay press release said that CarPlay will bring a "smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone® in the car".
A Fortune Magazine article [...]

Flappy Bird Clone Source Code For Delphi XE5 Firemonkey On Android And IOS

FMXExpress posted an article with links to the source code for a Flappy Bird clone for Delphi XE5 that runs on iOS and Android. There are links to three source code projects:

Flappy Firemonkey Prototype Source Code For Delphi XE5
Flappy Firemonkey 3D Prototype Source Code For Delphi XE5 Firemonkey 3D
Delphi XE5 Firemonkey Flappy Bird Clone by [...]

Chris Rolliston blog post - how to read and write image metadata using Delphi XE5

Chris Rolliston, Embarcadero MVP and author of the book "Delphi XE2 Foundations" recently created a Delphi Android app, "Exif Inspector", that reads and writes metadata information for images (jpeg, tiff and psd) using his open source Delphi library "CCR Exif". The Android app is available in Google Play.

The Links

Read his blog post at http://delphihaven.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/ccr-exif-v1-5-3-android-app-in-google-play/
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C++Builder XE5 3D app for iOS - rotating Earth and Mars

In this blog post we’ll take a quick look at 3D iOS application programming using C++Builder XE5 Update 2. This application will contain two rotating planets - Earth and Mars using TSphere, TTextureMaterialSource and TFloatAnimation components. The rotation will be controlled by a TSwitch and the camera Z axis position will be controlled using a [...]

3 weeks until CodeRage 8 C++ conference starts (February 25 and 26)

It’s three weeks until our CodeRage 8 C++ online technical conference starts. On Tuesday and Wednesday, February 25 and 26 (6am to 6pm each day) C++ industry and Embarcadero technology experts will present 24 educational sessions covering C++Builder XE5 including building applications for Windows, OS X and iOS. The technical session schedule is listed at http://www.embarcadero.com/coderage/coderage-8-c-plus-plus-sessions. [...]

Controlling my Philips Hue Lights using C++Builder for iOS

Last Friday (January 31, 2014) in my blog post, "Managing my Philips Hue Lights from a C++Builder FireMonkey Desktop", I showed you how to use C++Builder XE5 to build a Windows (32 and 64 bit) and Mac OS X application to control my Philips Hue wireless LED lights. In this blog post, I will show [...]

Planning a vacation? Do it mobile REST Client style using C++Builder and Delphi

I am planning a vacation during my wife’s winter break. To remind me of the number of days until I leave and to be able to see what’s happening with the weather, I’ve built an iOS mobile application using C++Builder and Delphi (I finished the code for both versions and posted this blog while I [...]

C++Builder XE5 iOS RSS feed reader app

Last year, Marco Cantu created a Delphi for iOS/Android feed reader app (YouTube video). In this blog post I’ll show you how to create a C++ iOS RSS feed reader app using C++Builder XE5 update 2. In the demo project I will be using the isocpp.org blog RSS feed (http://isocpp.org/blog/rss) and the Embarcadero technology blog [...]

FireMonkey and VCL Styles - articles, blogs, videos, docs and examples

I’ve been receiving emails from developers asking for information and links about learning more about styles in their VCL and FireMonkey Delphi and C++ apps. I’ve put together a list of some of the many articles, blog posts and videos to help you learn more about styles.
Embarcadero DocWiki

Customizing FireMonkey Applications with Styles - http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE5/en/Customizing_FireMonkey_Applications_with_Styles
Working with Native [...]

Chris Rolliston blog posts - Loading the app’s icon into a TImage (Windows/Android)

Chris Rolliston, Embarcadero MVP and author of the book "Delphi XE2 Foundations" recently wrote two blog posts with source code showing you how to load your application’s ICON into an FMX TImage component forAndroid and Windows. The code contains an "AppIconLoader" that you can use in your Delphi projects. You can find the two posts [...]

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