Latest release features new technologies for creating connected apps for devices, gadgets or wearables using a single C++ codebase

SAN FRANCISCO – September 8, 2014 – With the latest release of Appmethod now available to active subscribers and new Appmethod developers, it has never been easier to rapidly build highly connected apps for the Internet of Things (IoT) using a single app development platform and shared C++ codebase. The Appmethod September 2014 Release provides a complete software development solution for building natively compiled C++ apps that connect mobile and desktop devices, sensors, gadgets, wearables, cloud services, and data.

App developers can now create dynamic, highly responsive designs across any device or form factor using Appmethod’s new FireUI Multi-Device Designer and user interface (UI) components. Using the latest release of Appmethod, developers can build apps for Android, iOS, Windows and OS X that interconnect with IoT via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi app tethering. New Enterprise Mobility Services from Appmethod provide an out-of-the-box app mobility middleware server for connecting to private cloud data and custom APIs.

“IoT is enabling a completely new class of application architecture that extends the user experience beyond ‘the screen’ to connected devices, sensors, gadgets, and wearables, aggregating information from multiple devices. Revolutionizing applications in industries from health care to smart manufacturing, IoT presents incredible new opportunities, yet developers face challenges in building this new generation of connected applications," says Michael Swindell, Snr. Vice President of Products at Embarcadero. "We designed Appmethod to make it incredibly simple to build powerful cross-platform apps with C++ that easily connect with and include a wide variety of consumer and industrial devices, sensors, enterprise data, and cloud services. Appmethod is designed as a complete end-to-end platform that can rapidly open the IoT door for developers building the next generation of device-extended applications.”

New Features for Building Connected Apps for the Internet of Things:

  • FireUI: Embarcadero’s new FireUI combines a multi-device UI designer, layout components, and rendering technology that vastly improve team productivity by enabling apps for multiple platforms to be built using common user interface source code such as event handling and UI logic, yet deliver a native platform experience by optimizing specific device form factors.
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi App Tethering: Developers using the new release of Appmethod can instantly and easily connect to any wireless or Internet-connected gadgets, sensors and devices via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi app tethering. Appmethod’s integrated wireless support works with thousands of “off-the- shelf” consumer and industry-specific devices.
  • Enterprise Mobility Services (EMS): EMS is a turnkey middleware solution that can easily be deployed on premise, or into a private cloud by a development team. It provides a set of application services, including user authentication, analytics, encrypted embedded and server storage, custom API management, and Mobile Enterprise SQL database connectivity, all over industry standard REST/JSON.

According to Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data Corp., “ Dealing with the differences in multiple device UI characteristics has become a huge problem in our BYOD world. So, creating UIs that can leverage shared code but be optimized for different devices, device types and form factors, while being easy and seamless to implement, is a software developer's dream come true.”

Availability

Appmethod is available immediately from appmethod.com. The free version, which allows developers to build and distribute Android phone apps for free, can be downloaded from appmethod.com/sign-up.

Webinar

On September 24, 2014, the Appmethod team will host an online discussion focused on developing apps for the Internet of Things. This online event will examine the latest IoT gadgets, wearables, and other devices, and how to quickly and effectively develop apps that communicate with them. The Appmethod team will also share insights into some common ways to extend the functionality of existing apps for IoT devices. To sign up for this online event, please visit the Appmethod blog at blog.appmethod.com for more details.

About Embarcadero Technologies

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance, and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. To learn more, please visit www.embarcadero.com.