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The Internet of Things and M2M - massive opportunities for developers

During January we are blogging, writing, demoing and webinaring about Devices and Gadgets and the need for developers to help make it all work. On Wednesday, January 22 during 3 webinars, Jim McKeeth, David I and guests will be presenting "Programming Devices and Gadgets with RAD Studio" at 6am, 11am and 5pm Pacific Time. While [...]

Some new devices and gadgets appearing at CES 2014

Jim and I are still working on our demos for our upcoming webinar, "Making the Connection: Programming Devices and Gadgets with RAD Studio" on January 22, 2014 at 6am, 11am and 5pm Pacific Time. At the same time in Las Vegas, companies are announcing new devices and gadgets this week at the Consumer Electronics Show [...]

Webinar Resources - Step Up to the Multi-Device App Platform

Last week, on December 12, I presented 3 webinars titled "RAD in Action - Step Up to the Multi-Device App Platform". The webinar replay and resources will be available soon. The on-demand webinar information should appear on the same link as the original registration page at  The RAD-in-Action page will appear soon on the list of [...]

You can easily location enable your Delphi VCL Windows apps

Sensor support was originally added to Delphi a year ago.  The sensor APIs are defined in the System.Sensors unit name scope and can be use in your Windows VCL and FM apps. This blog post will show you how you can easily location enable your Delphi VCL Windows applications. You’ll need a GPS device for [...]

Easily move your Windows/VCL apps to Delphi XE5 and gain tons of benefits

Regardless of the previous version of Delphi you are using, there are a large number of benefits you will gain by moving your projects forward.  There is also a special offer for all Delphi customers (regardless of the version you are using) to move up to our latest XE5 release. I am sure that you [...]

Delphi XE5 iOS and Android One Line of Code App - Map My Location

Michael Swindell challenged us to create mobile apps using Delphi XE5 for iOS and Android with only one line of code. After thinking about this for awhile, here is my first one line of code app, "Map My Location".  This app uses the TLocationSensor, TToolBar, TLabel and TWebBrowser components to create an Android and iOS [...]

Countdown to CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference: T minus 9 days and counting

We are now into the single digits for the number of days before CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference starts. The anticipation is building and the presenters are completing their session preparations. Nine more days until the CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference starts on Tuesday, October 15. Delphi XE5 allows you to create iOS, Android, Windows and Mac [...]

Countdown to CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference: T minus 14 days and counting

Fourteen more days until the CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference starts on Tuesday, October 15. You exist to build great apps and you’re not alone. Join Embarcadero and software development experts from around the world at the CodeRage 8 Delphi Conference – the totally free, totally technical, online conference dedicated to technology and development. We have [...]

Working with Sensors, Devices and Platform Services in your C++ applications

All of our modern PCs, Smartphones, Tablets and other devices include more than just a screen, keyboard, mouse, memory, and storage. The devices We use include sensors for location, orientation, acceleration, ambient light, etc. My Samsung Slate Series 7 is a hybrid or "2 for 1" device that is both a desktop PC and a Tablet. [...]

31 C++Builder XE3 videos in January - Jan 13 - Using the Motion and Location Sensor components with C++Builder XE3

During each day of January 2013, I am creating a new video showing you how to use the new C++Builder XE3 compilers for Win32, Win64 and OSX to create multi-platform, database, multi-tier, HD and 3D applications. In this thirteenth video you will learn how to use the MotionSensor and LocationSensor components to motion and location [...]

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