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RAD News Flash for May 2014 - multiple XE6 webinars and C++ Mobile Day (June 4)

We have a full schedule of upcoming online events for the next several weeks to help you create new applications and extend the reach of your existing apps using XE6. I will be showing you how to "Build Connected Multi-Device Apps using BaaS" in three webinars next Wednesday, May 14 (6am, 11am, 5pm Pacific Daylight [...]

Short video - Intel Interview - "Mobile First"

Interesting short video from the latest Intel Software Adrenaline magazine and email I receive. The video has Luke Wroblewski, "Mobile First" book author and Input Factory CEO, talking about "how he came to the idea and the challenges still faced in format, interface, and adoption - as well as the huge opportunities."
You can watch the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

1 billion smartphones in 2013 - massive opportunities for Delphi and C++Builder developers

Several analyst firms predicted that by 2013 more than 1 billion smartphones would be shipped. ABI Research said the number would be 1.4 billion smartphones would be active around the world. The 1 billion smartphones shipped number happened, according to the latest IDC smartphone research business wire release. Quoted from the IDC release: "According to [...]

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 [...]

Alternatives to the Android Emulator

Jim McKeeth, delphi.org, has blogged about ways to set up the standard Android Emulator, "8 Tips to Speed Up Your Android ARM Emulator (AVD)". The good news is there are other Android Emulators appearing that show better performance than the default emulator. Here are a couple of options along with the links to Jim’s blog [...]

Using the REST Debugger will help you prototype your Delphi and C++ REST apps

As part of the new addition of the REST Client Library components in Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE5, we also include a REST Debugger so that you can explore REST Services and use it to help prototype the property settings for your app’s REST Client components. We also provide the source code to the [...]

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