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Embarcadero Highlights Q1 Cool App Contest Winners

Austin, Texas – May 1, 2017 - Embarcadero Technologies (a division of IDERA), a leading provider of software solutions for application development, today highlighted the first quarter 2017 winners of its Cool App contest, which the company launched early in 2016. The competition, open to any business or consumer application built with RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder, recognized developers of the following apps in 2017:

“The winners represent some truly amazing innovations that are helping people live and work more creatively and compassionately”

  • ALLPlayer: ALLPlayer, the January winner of its Cool App contest, is a popular free program that plays movies and TV shows with subtitles through virtually all video media and formats on the Internet. ALLPlayer automatically searches and downloads matching subtitles for media files and gives users the option to choose the font, size, style and position of the subtitles. The “search and watch” feature quickly searches all drives on a user’s computer, displays a full list of TV shows and movies that are available and allows viewers to watch immediately, no matter the format.
  • 3D Train Studio: 3D Train Studio, which won in February, lets users plan and simulate virtual model railroads. The application uses an online catalog with thousands of components – all created and uploaded by the community – to help people build realistic 3D trains and elaborate miniature worlds. With 3D Train Studio, users can construct their own unique, detailed layouts on their PCs with thousands of tracks to choose from. They can create landscapes consisting of mountains and valleys, place houses and trees along streets and roads and construct their personal miniature worlds, with realistic 3D graphics and in real time. Users can also board their virtual model trains and simulate complete rail operations, including animated barriers, signals and road vehicles, automatically or by specially defined events.
  • mimix 3D Profile Scanner: the March Cool App winner was mimix 3D Profile Scanner, a tool that enables users to make 3D impressions using their webcam and PC monitor. mimix 3D Profile Scanner Personal, which is available for free download, uses a set of four black and white patterns, which are projected on a computer screen while the camera captures the images of the user’s face or another object in front of the screen. The images are then processed to reveal a detailed 3D impression. An Advanced version of mimix 3D Profile Scanner is also available for free upon request.

“The winners represent some truly amazing innovations that are helping people live and work more creatively and compassionately,” said Jim McKeeth, chief developer advocate and engineer at Embarcadero. “I want to congratulate all these great developers for their innovative use of Embarcadero tools. If this an indication of what’s to come, I honestly can’t wait to see what’s in store for the remainder of 2017.”

Embarcadero has an impressive collection of apps as contenders for future cool app winners, but the company is always looking for more. Enter today, and you could win the opportunity to be highlighted in a future newsletter, blog post and press release, in addition to receiving a $500 Amazon (or equivalent) gift card.

About Embarcadero

Embarcadero tools are built for elite developers who build and maintain the world’s most critical applications. Our customers choose Embarcadero because we are the champion of developers, and our tools help them build more secure and scalable enterprise applications faster than any others on the market. In fact, ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero’s award-winning products. To learn more, visit www.embarcadero.com.