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Embarcadero Technologies’ software development platform at the forefront of building connected apps for IoT

SAN FRANCISCO – September 24, 2014 – Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, recently added support for the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem with updates to the September 2014 release of Appmethod. Through expanded tethering and Bluetooth LE capabilities, the Appmethod software development platform now provides developers with tools for building apps for wearables, such as the Zephyr HxM Heart Rate Monitor.

Supporting a multitude of form factors, Appmethod continues to be at the forefront of building connected apps for IoT. The latest release of Appmethod includes the FireUI Multi-Device Designer, Stream Inheritance and user interface (UI) components, for building natively compiled C++ apps that connect mobile and desktop devices with the expanding landscape of devices, sensors, gadgets, wearables, cloud services, and data. With Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi support, as well as pre-built components for REST API services, Appmethod opens the door for developers looking to extend and build applications for the expanding IoT marketplace.

Within the health and fitness industry, developers can use the Appmethod platform to build next generation apps for wearables and devices such as the Zephyr HxM Heart Rate Monitor that capture biometric user data through sensors, which are then wirelessly tethered to a mobile device or PC. Apps can push notifications to other gadgets such as smart watches or HUDs (heads-up display) to keep the user informed of status, including life threatening health scenarios that may emerge. This information is also shared with a user's health care provider for ongoing monitoring, through secure connectivity with backend databases.


Appmethod is available immediately as a free download from appmethod.com. The free version of Appmethod allows developers to build apps for the Internet of Things and publish apps without restrictions or royalty fees. A tutorial providing tips on using Appmethod to connect directly to wearables, including the Zephyr device, is available on the Appmethod blog.

Webinar: Developing for the Internet of Things

The Appmethod team will host an online discussion today, focused on developing apps for the Internet of Things. This online event – which will be held at 6 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. PT, and 5 p.m. PT today – 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. Sign up now for this online event: embt.co/1o1hqGg.

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 http://www.embarcadero.com/.


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