Category Archives: iOS

Mobile Summer School 6: REST & BaaS

Here are the slides and downloads from my mobile summer school session on REST & BAAS. If you just want the slides they are on Slide Share. I’ll post the video and more details here later. For more information on … Continue reading

Posted in Android, iOS, Mobile, REST, Source Code, webinar | 1 Comment

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Delphi Component

I took my code I previously used to control the Parrot AR.Drone and turned it into a reusable component. I added some more functionality to it as well, although there is a lot more to cover. The component is available … Continue reading

Posted in Android, Components, gadgets, iOS, Source Code | 4 Comments

OpenGL ES Support on Mobile with XE6

Appmethod, RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE6 all make it really easy to work with OpenGL ES on mobile devices. Under the covers FireMonkey is implemented with OpenGL ES on mobile (iOS & Android), OpenGL on OS X and DirectX on … Continue reading

Posted in Android, Graphics, iOS, Mobile, Source Code | 11 Comments

Revisiting Google Glass

Few weeks ago I posted about how to launch a Google Glass app with a voice command. The app I built used buffered sensor data from the accelerometer and smooth animation to show a level. The video below is from our Making the … Continue reading

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Scanning Barcodes with RAD Studio XE5

Turns out there are a few ways to scan a barcode with RAD Studio XE5, and no sooner do I make a video about it then TMS releases a component to scan barcodes, and then Thomas Krampe sends me his … Continue reading

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Connecting to the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 from Delphi XE5

My first thought when I see cool technology is to figure out how to connect to it with Delphi. So the day I got the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 quadricopter I started working on Delphi interface. By the time evening rolled … Continue reading

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Learning from Digifort

You’ve probably seen Éric Fleming Bonilha videos showing off his Digifort mobile applications developed with Delphi XE5. The videos don’t mention it, but the back end server and client applications are all written in Delphi too. Just in case you haven’t … Continue reading

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Buffering Sensor Data

Working with sensors on devices can often lead to large amounts of data coming to you really fast. For example the TMotionSensor’s OnDataChange event fires 100 times a second on my Nexus 5. When I was building my level app … Continue reading

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Skeuomorphic No More?

Skeuomorph is compounded from the Greek: skéuos (container or tool), and morph (shape). It describes something that possess additional ornamentation indicative of its inspiration. It is used to describe both physical objects as well as digital designs. In the physical … Continue reading

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FireDAC is the Recommended Database Access Library

I got a great call the other morning. A Delphi developer from a few versions back was considering upgrading to XE5, but he wanted to know if FireDAC was recommended for database access, or if he would need a 3rd … Continue reading

Posted in Android, iOS, Mobile, News, webinar | 8 Comments