March 4, 2015

Breathe New Life into Your Apps with App Tethering

Here's a copy of an email from Embarcadero that you may have seen today if you're in North America and may see soon if you're anywhere else in the world.

Breathe New Life into Your Apps with App Tethering

“XE7's new app tethering capabilities, like Bluetooth support and more control over subnet discovery, are the coolest things. The combination of these features makes the compelling case that Delphi/C++Builder XE7 are more relevant to modern application development than ever.”
- Bob Calco, Apex Data Solutions

Easily extend existing Windows desktop with App Tethering, now supporting Bluetooth connections in XE7! Millions of new Bluetooth devices are being brought to market every year and with it every facet of our app solutions will be connected. Keep your solutions relevant and build connected apps that expand your desktop solutions to include devices, gadgets, and wearables.

Extend your VCL and FireMonkey Apps with App Tethering!
  • New! Integrated Bluetooth and Wifi Support in RTL
  • New! Auto Device Discovery
  • New! Trigger Events and Methods on Other Devices
  • New! Remote Control Apps
  • New! Simplified Data Transfer Between Devices

March 2, 2015

500th Blog Post and New RAD Studio Roadmap

Hard to believe but this is my 500th blog post. Thank you to everyone who follows this blog and the Delphi Insider Twitter, and for the 1.2 million views so far. I hope you find the information useful.

And for this special 500th blog post, some exciting news with an updated RAD Studio Roadmap.

Click here to view the RAD Studio Roadmap and see what the plans are for:

  • Windows 10
  • VCL and RTL
  • FireMonkey
  • Internet of Things
  • Enterprise and Multi-Tier
  • Additional Platforms

And if you're excited about what you see, don't forget that you get the next major release free if you buy or upgrade to RAD Studio XE7, Delphi XE7 or C++Builder XE7 now (between Feb 23 and March 31, 2015).

RAD Studio XE7: 12 Amazing Features You Need To See NOW!

Here's a copy of an email with some good information on why to upgrade to RAD Studio XE7. This is the US/Canada version of the email. They layout varies a little from the international versions.

February 28, 2015

The Life of an Object Pascal Public Store App

Gain the direct experience of creating and publishing an app on Play Store and App Store, with advertising tips, release timing issues, versioning differences, tips and suggestions from a real case study: Marco's son's Lego mini figures app.

This is a video replay from the CodeRage 9 online developer conference.

February 26, 2015

Buy Delphi, C++Builder or RAD Studio XE7, Get the Next Release Free

If you haven't purchased or upgrade to Delphi, RAD Studio or C++Builder XE7 yet, there has never been a better time. If you buy or upgrade now, you get the next major release free. This is in addition to the Buy One, Get One offer and the Bonus Pack.

Here's the info on it from the Embarcadero web site:

Get the Next Major Release Free!

Buy XE7 and get a free next major release to keep you up to date with latest hotfixes, exclusive content, support and more. Purchase a qualifying RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder XE7 product by March 31, 2015 to get the next major release free!
Availability: Available on purchases from February 23 - March 31, 2015.
How to get it: Once the next major release is ready, you will receive email instructions on accessing the maintenance portal to redeem your free copy. You must redeem your free copy within 2 weeks of the release.
Restrictions Apply. Not available with purchase Academic and Starter editions. See qualifying SKUs.