Monthly Archives: September 2013

New Embarcadero MVPs

I’m excited to announce the following new MVPs have joined the Embarcadero MVP program: Alessandro Federici – USA – alessandrofederici.blogspot.com Xavier Pacheco – USA – tech.xavierpacheco.com Roman Kassebaum – Germany –  blog.kassebaum.eu Alex W. Lulin – Russia – 18delphi.blogspot.com Roman … Continue reading

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Blackberry is Still Ahead of Microsoft

When talking about Delphi XE5’s support for Android and iOS, someone usually asks if we plan to support Windows Phone, but never asks (that I’ve heard) if we plan to support Blackberry. In the news we keep hearing how Blackberry … Continue reading

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Delphi XE5 Android Wallpaper

This great Delphi XE5 Android wallpaper came from one of our partners in the Czech Republic. It is 1920 by 1080 and 510 KB as a JPEG or a whopping 10 MB as a PNG. Thanks Dave and Richard!

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TMS Pack for FireMonkey now supports XE5 and Android

Very exciting to see an update from TMS for their TMS Pack for FireMonkey with support for XE5 and Android (as well as iOS, OS X and Windows). Their pack includes a great diverse collection of controls for both mobile … Continue reading

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Android Fragmentation

Fragmentation is the term used to describe all the variations available on the Android platform. Android has many manufacturers and models, unlike iOS where there is only one manufacturer, and they only have 3 (or 4) different models: iPhone, iPod, … Continue reading

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SysCheck for XE5 Compatibility

Want to know if your Android device is compatible with XE5? Well you can check out the compatibility lists, or download SysCheck by Christopher Moeller. When you run it the first line tells you if you have an ARMv7, second … Continue reading

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Delphi XE5 Android Device Compatibility

Unlike iOS, there are are a huge variety of Android devices. Delphi XE5 supports the large majority of those devices. The official page for Android Devices Supported for Application Development spells out the requirements of Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean … Continue reading

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Delphi XE5 Mobile REST Client Demo Source

With the release of Delphi XE5 I’ve made the source of the Mobile REST Client Demo available. This is a really super simple demo of the Mobile REST Client in XE5. It is designed to show up how you can … Continue reading

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Debugging Against a Remote Android Emulator

The Android emulator is impossibly slow when running inside a virtual machine. It is possible to debug against a remote emulator via SSH. Here are the steps to connect from a Windows guest OS to an OS X host OS … Continue reading

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MonkeyMixer updated for Delphi XE5

Delphi MVP and my friend Simon Stuart just updated his MonkeyMixer utility for XE5 (in addition to XE2, XE3 and XE4). Once installed (and you’ll need to close the IDE before installing, by the way) you’ll be able to right-click on … Continue reading

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