Extend your VCL and FireMonkey Apps with Mobile, Cloud, Wearables and the Internet of Things
RAD Studio gives developers the application platform with the tools they need to extend existing VCL Windows or FireMonkey apps to mobile, wearables, and IoT solutions. These solutions are powered by distributed, connected apps that are deployed across Windows, Android, iOS, OS X, wearables, like Smart Watches, IoT devices like Beacons, middleware, enterprise backends, and cloud hosted services.
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Support Windows, OS X, Android and iOS With One High Performance Codebase
With Delphi and C++Builder in RAD Studio, and the FireMonkey framework, you can write a connected app once and natively target Android, iOS (32-bit and 64-bit), Windows (32-bit and 64-bit), OS X, and the Internet of Things from a single IDE and single source code base. Maximize your development effort using one solution to deliver stunning connected apps for Windows, OS X, mobile and the Internet of Things.
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Beacon Fencing Proximity Solution for Developers
BeaconFence is a developer proximity solution that delivers precise “GPS-Free” indoor/outdoor user location tracking and events with radial and geometric zones for any physical location and layout. Visually draw the layout of the physical location and beacon placement to track location information down to inches. Create radial and rectangular zones and track intersections, enters, and exits with callback events. BeaconFence enables developers to take proximity beacons to the next level by adding precision spatial location awareness to their applications both indoors and outdoors.
Build Connected Apps with App Tethering
App tethering enables you to rapidly build and extend app user experiences across multiple connected apps over different platforms, devices, and gadgets. This is especially powerful for extending the utility of existing desktop and mobile apps. Virtually all industries can immediately benefit, such as Point of Sale, Food Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Shipping; the applications are limitless.
Build connected apps with App Tethering and take advantage of:
- Proximity awareness powered by Beacons
- Auto device discovery
- Discover other applications that are using App Tethering
- Trigger events and methods on other devices
- Remote control apps
- Share data between connected apps
Proximity Awareness with Beacons
Now is the time to start building innovative IoT solutions with exciting new technologies like proximity awareness powered by Beacons!
RAD Studio provides developers the necessary tools to rapidly design, build, and deploy connected apps that deliver innovative IoT solutions. Component level support for beacons brings your app into the IoT fold with support of proximity awareness, contextual identification, and much more! Easily extend your existing VCL Windows apps to take advantage of beacon technology!
Bluetooth & WiFi Built-in Supports Thousands of Devices
RAD Studio integrates Bluetooth and WiFi support at the component level in the RTL. This support enables developers to take full advantage of IoT gadgets and devices that communicate over Bluetooth or WiFi.
RAD Studio integrated wireless support works with thousands of "off the shelf" consumer and industry specific devices. RAD Studio's approach makes it easy to integrate virtually any device into the app user experience, and even support multiple device vendors with the same code.
Connect With Popular BaaS Providers and Cloud Services Using Native HTTP Libraries
Bring your VCL Windows app to the cloud with RAD Studio! Integrate cloud based services from Backend as a Service (BaaS) providers, Kinvey, Parse, and App42 with components for popular BaaS services like notifications, user management, and storage. You get easy access to these common services in the cloud without having to build them yourself or maintain them. Add user authentication to your apps. Use push notifications to engage your users. Access data and object storage in the cloud. The REST Client library, available on all platforms, simplifies the invocation of REST web services by any third party provider, such as, Facebook, eBay, Amazon, Google, etc.