|Solutions for Windows and Mac Software Application Development|
This is an exciting time for software developers. There are new challenges and opportunities with shifts in devices and in operating systems with the growth of Mac OS. Today, one of the key things developers should be thinking about how to enable their solutions to address both Windows and Mac users.
Increasing Mac Adoption
It's been a largely Windows market up until the last few years with Windows everywhere on the desktop. Macs have been used in certain places. But now we're seeing in many research reports, whether it's IDC, Gartner, or Forrester Research that the Mac rapidly gaining in popularity.
The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Trend
There are several trends that are happening in business and in enterprise today that are driving that but one of the key drivers behind that is the Bring Your Own Device or BYOD. In Europe, BYOT is the often-used term. In the US, we say BYOD but basically the same idea is that workers are bringing their own devices in.
What is the Win/Mac opportunity for Software Developers?
If you're an ISV and you're offering a Windows solution, adding Mac to your solution to your offering, give you a competitive edge against other vendors who don't. As Mac grows in its footprint, that also provides a wider audience to sell your solution to as well. So it's kind of double win for developers.
The Embarcadero Solution – Write Once and Compile to both Windows and Mac
With FireMonkey in Delphi, C++Builder and Embarcadero RAD Studio, you can create native applications for both Windows and Mac OS X using a single codebase. You develop on Windows and then compile to Windows and compile to Mac.
You don’t need a separate development team and to re-create your entire application with a separate set of development tools to build a Mac version. You do it in one IDE and with one team. It’s like getting an additional Mac developer or development team free! With the FireMonkey application platform and Embarcadero developer tools, you can:
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