Develop Windows 8 Applications with FireMonkey
Give your applications Windows 8 style and functionality
With FireMonkey you can create Windows 8 applications with the latest Windows 8 design and styles. Use FireMonkey Metropolis templates to get a quick start building Windows 8 applications including blank form and grid and split layout style. Your applications will have the latest Windows 8 functionalities including integrated touch support and hardware support for gyro, accelerometer and location (GPS).
Live Tile integration gives our FireMonkey applications a presence in the Windows 8 Start Screen and even enables your applications to communicate with tiles without having to use WinRT. With FireMonkey Metropolis, you have one of the quickest and easiest ways to create Windows 8 UI style applications.
Easy path to Windows 8 for existing FireMonkey applications
Do you have existing FireMonkey applications that you want to get to Windows 8? FireMonkey makes it easy to update your applications with the latest Windows 8 UI styling and functionality. Open your existing application and convert your forms to the new Windows 8 Metropolis UI style with the click of a button. Your app will have your choice of Windows 8 color schemes applied, full screen support, Windows 8 standard fonts, and a choice of Windows 8 style buttons to choose from in the object inspector.
Create applications for Windows 8 Desktops and x86 tablets
Use FireMonkey to develop high-performance visually spectacular native Windows 8 applications. Your apps will run on Windows 8 desktops and x86 based tablets with Intel and Intel Atom hardware such as Microsoft Surface Professional, Slate tablets from HP, Asus and others, as well as AMD processor based tablets from Acer, Samsung and more.
The Windows 8 look – even for your Windows 7, Vista and XP apps!
Both the FireMonkey development environment and applications that you create with FireMonkey will immediately run great on Windows 8. And in addition to all of the new Windows 8 support, your applications will also run on earlier versions of Windows, including Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP. With FireMonkey, you have the opportunity to make applications available to your users with the Windows 8 look, even if they're not on Windows 8.