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Appmethod software development platform makes it easy to build connected apps
for IoT wearables, gadgets, devices, sensors and cloud services

SAN FRANCISCO – October 31, 2014 – Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, is featuring the Thalmic Labs Myo Gesture Control Armband in this week's "Developing the Internet of Things (IoT) Showcase." The Myo armband uses a connected app to wirelessly transmit electrical activity from the muscles in the upper forearm to a computer, smartphone or a Windows, Mac, iOS, or Android device with a Bluetooth Smart (4.0 low energy) connection.

IoT is enabling a class of application architecture that extends new user experiences to connected devices, sensors, gadgets, and wearables such as Myo, aggregating information from multiple devices and form factors. With innovative new consumer and enterprise applications emerging in industries ranging from health care to smart manufacturing, IoT presents new opportunities for developers building connected apps for this new marketplace. Using Appmethod, developers can rapidly build highly connected apps for IoT using a single app development platform and shared C++ codebase. The software development platform provides tools for building natively compiled C++ apps that connect mobile and desktop devices, sensors, gadgets, wearables, cloud services, and data.

Myo is a sort of bracelet, worn just below the elbow that enables the wearer to use natural arm movements and hand gestures to control and interact with devices, gadgets and connected apps. The device transmits electrical signals produced by muscle contractions in the forearm and translates those signals into specific commands. Eight banded segments containing electrical sensors measure the electrical signals traveling across the user's skin. The Myo communicates over Bluetooth Smart 4.0 on Windows, Mac, Android and iOS.

At the forefront of the expanding IoT landscape, the category of wearables includes innovative new products such as the Emotiv EPOC, Apple Watch, FitBit, Samsung Gear and the Motorola Moto360. These wearables interface with a user's mobile or desktop device through connected apps. Using a single app development platform and shared C++ codebase, Appmethod allows developers to build natively compiled apps for multiple form factors, easily extending applications to mobile devices or desktop platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows and OS X, via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi app tethering.

For a demo showcasing how to build connected apps for IoT wearables such as the Myo, visit the Appmethod Blog.

About the "Developing the Internet of Things Showcase"
Each week, Embarcadero is highlighting the benefits that Appmethod delivers to developers who want to create apps for the myriad new IoT devices available in the market, including wearables, devices, gadgets, sensors and cloud services. Among the IoT devices featured to date in the "Developing the Internet of Things Showcase" are the Emotiv EPOC, AR.Drone, Moto 360 Smartwatch, Zephyr HxM Heart Rate Monitor, and Google Glass.

Appmethod Download
A free version of Appmethod can be downloaded from appmethod.com/sign-up. Additional information is also available from appmethod.com and blog.appmethod.com, as well as on the new Embarcadero Community site.

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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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