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Embarcadero Selects EarMaster for August Cool App Contest

Music theory software powered by Delphi helps people become better musicians

Austin, Texas – August 31, 2016 - Embarcadero Technologies (a division of IDERA), a leading provider of software solutions for application development, today announced that EarMaster has won its Cool App contest for August. EarMaster is an iPad app for musical training, providing intuitive sight singing, sight reading, rhythm training, music theory and ear training exercises for musicians.

“It’s apps like EarMaster that make it so exciting to work in the software development industry”

With almost 3,000 lessons created by music teachers for beginners to professional musicians playing any instrument, EarMaster is a comprehensive, consumer-grade app with extraordinary functionality that uses a variety of different technologies. Despite the app’s technologically advanced backend, the EarMaster team worked hard make it as simple and intuitive as possible to use. The Discovery Channel recently featured EarMaster on its “Newswatch” show in a back-to-school episode. Click here to see the video review.

“It’s apps like EarMaster that make it so exciting to work in the software development industry,” said Jim McKeeth, lead developer evangelist and engineer at Embarcadero. “They’re using Delphi to revolutionize musical instruction and create a new wave of great musicians, while helping seasoned ones sharpen their talent. I’m proud that Embarcadero is able to support such inspirational technologies and I can’t wait to see what our innovative developer community will create next.”

EarMaster features audio recording and audio playback, musical instrument digital interface (MIDI) input and output, instrument sound sampler and many other technologies – all made with the native iOS frameworks (AudioUnit, CoreMidi, etc). It draws real-time pitch curves on a musical staff based on pitch detection of microphone recordings, teaching musicians of all levels to recognize, transcribe and sing melodies, scales, chords, intervals, chord progressions and rhythms.

“We choose Delphi because it allows us to create a true native iOS app, with a GUI using native components, and still share 97 percent of the source code with other platforms,” said Hans Lavdal Jakobsen, managing director and lead developer of EarMaster ApS. “If you develop a multi-platform app, Delphi is simply the fastest way to go.”

Embarcadero’s Cool App contest is open to any business or consumer application built with RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder. Qualifying apps can use VCL, FireMonkey, DataSnap, EMS, FireDAC, InterBase and any other components, libraries, services, sites, infrastructures, APIs or devices. Embarcadero awards Cool App contest winners a $2,000 voucher for use toward the purchase of Embarcadero products. Winning submissions are also highlighted on the company’s YouTube channel. For more information on the contest and a link to the submission form, click here.

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.