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Embarcadero Technologies makes it easy for developers to build connected apps for the growing IoT marketplace with its Appmethod software development platform

SAN FRANCISCO – October 13, 2014 – Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, is featuring the Parrot AR.Drone in this week's "Developing the Internet of Things (IoT) Showcase." The AR.Drone is a remotely piloted aircraft that is also among the new category of connected gadgets for the IoT marketplace. Using the Appmethod software development platform, developers can create connected apps to pilot the radio controlled flying quadricopter.

Drones are growing in popularity with both hobbyists and professionals as an innovative new storytelling mechanism because they provide an expanded range of movement, especially in live action-based scenes that traditional cameras cannot achieve.

With Appmethod, it's never been easier to build connected apps for the IoT and gadgets such as the AR.Drone using a single app development platform and shared C++ codebase. Appmethod addresses the core challenges developers face in building and extending apps for IoT by providing tools for multiple form factors and operating systems. Using Appmethod, developers can now build natively compiled C++ apps that connect mobile and desktop devices with the latest IoT gadgets including the AR.Drone, devices, sensors, wearables and cloud services.

Examples of commercial drone applications that can be developed using Appmethod include aerial surveillance, pipeline security, television and motion picture filmmaking, domestic policing, oil/gas and mineral exploration, forest fire monitoring, and search and rescue.

A developer using Appmethod to build or extend apps for the AR.Drone can quickly and easily deploy the piloting application to mobile devices or desktop platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows and OS X, via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi app tethering, without having to make any source code changes.

Appmethod includes a number of key features for building connected apps for IoT devices such as the AR.Drone. These include:

  • 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 enable developers to 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) 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.

About the "Developing the Internet of Things Showcase"

Embarcadero is highlighting the benefits that Appmethod delivers to developers that want to create apps for the myriad new IoT devices available in the market. Among the IoT devices featured to date in the "Developing the Internet of Things Showcase" are the Moto 360 Smartwatch, Zephyr HxM Heart Rate Monitor, and Google Glass.

Appmethod Download

A free version of Appmethod can be downloaded from http://www.appmethod.com/sign-up. Additional information is also available from www.appmethod.com and http://blog.appmethod.com/developing-the-internet-of-things-parrot-ar-drone, as well as on the new Embarcadero Community site.

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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