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Developer Stories: Aldo Victoria Talks About Uworktify

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Aldo Victoria started using Delphi in 2001. His application (Uworktify: A Fun Online Print Service Provider App Is Built In Delphi) was one of the submitted showcase entries over at the Delphi 26th Showcase Challenge. Aldo took some time out of his busy schedule to give us some background about how he acquired Delphi skills and knowledge. Head over to the Uworktify website for further information on Aldo’s showcase entry app.

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When did you start using RAD Studio Delphi and have long have you been using it?

I started using Delphi 5 back in 2001. I used Delphi as the main programming language of a telecom company that I worked for from 2001 to 2007.

In 2014, I started to experiment with using Delphi for mobile development. Then, in 2019, I started the development of a mobile bond trading app, that was acquired by the second biggest bank in the Dominican Republic. Unfortunately, the bank uses IONIC as their main development language, so we are migrating the mobile bond trading app to Ionic for this customer. We will continue the development of the mobile app for Delphi and Ionic.

In 2020, I funded a startup called Uworktify. Uworktify is a Tech Startup incorporated in Delaware, US. We are developing a mobile app and platform to help people aged 25-50 years and small sized businesses that want additional money and those who have underused assets by sharing the asset with the community through our high tech platform, which takes automatic management of all aspects of asset-sharing such as ordering, payment, delivery, CRM, Insurance tech, and AI to manage asset usage/promotion.

What was it like building software before you had RAD Studio Delphi?

I used C before Delphi. Development using C was very hard and slow!

How did RAD Studio Delphi help you create your showcase application?

I was able to develop the app in just a couple of months mostly completely by myself. I really think that I was able to do it this way because Delphi is a great tool.

What made RAD Studio Delphi stand out from other options?

I am not sure about the answer to this question. I think that they are really good free tools for developing mobile apps out there. For me, the biggest stand out is that I had good programming skills already with Delphi and I was able to re-use them to create a mobile app.

What made you happiest about working with RAD Studio/Delphi?

The graphical IDE and the language is very friendly. Delphi is updated all the way! I haven’t found anything that I can’t do with Delphi, no matter how complex the task is.

What have you been able to achieve through using RAD Studio Delphi to create your showcase application?

  • Developed mobile applications for Android/iOS
  • Integrated the following platforms:
    • AWS Amazon S3
    • Stripe
    • Twillio
    • SendGrid
    • Use other REST API Application

What are some future plans for your showcase application?

We plan to move the operation from the Dominican Republic to USA and start looking for funding. In 2021, we plan to have the application available in the USA and in other countries by 2022. On the technical part, we are developing the integration of the application with Hubspot and Uber.


Thank you, Aldo! Check out Aldo’s showcase entry below by clicking the link.

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