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Latest update to software development platform includes tools to build natively compiled apps for Google Glass; opens new opportunities for app developers in the Internet of Things (IoT) market

SAN FRANCISCO – September 16, 2014 — Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, today highlighted its expanded support for Google Glass in the latest update to its Appmethod software development platform. Developers planning or building apps for the Internet of Things (IoT) can now use Appmethod to create connected apps across any device or form factor, including Google Glass.

The Appmethod September 2014 Release enables developers to easily connect to apps that can be deployed and debugged directly onto Glass. Developers can use the tools provided to design and optimize user interfaces, and build natively compiled apps for Google Glass that deliver best-in-class performance with an optimized user experience for Glass. New Appmethod features 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 the native platform experience by optimizing specific device form factors. Developers can now design and create apps with FireUI for an optimized form factor using the Google Glass design surface.
  • Bluetooth and Wi-Fi App Tethering: Developers using the new release of Appmethod can instantly and 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, including Google Glass.
  • Single App Development Platform and Shared C++ Codebase: Developers can build natively compiled apps that run directly on wearables (including Google Glass), mobile and desktop devices, sensors, gadgets, cloud services, and data.
  • Glass dark style theme for correctly styled apps: An optimized style to deliver the best user experience on Glass.

App Development Showcase: Digifort Security System App for Google Glass

Digifort is a developer of digital solutions for physical security and personal safety. Its portfolio includes TCP/IP-based video surveillance systems, biometric login solutions, video analytics tools, license plate reading tools, and mobile solutions that include access to video feeds as well as uplink of live images from the field with iOS and Android devices. Using Embarcadero’s app development tools, Digifort developed the world’s first software application for real time video streaming of live content from a security system using Google Glass.

Appmethod Availability

Appmethod is available immediately from appmethod.com. A free version of Appmethod can be downloaded from appmethod.com/sign-up.

Additional information is available from appmethod.com and blog.appmethod.com, as well as on the new Embarcadero Community site.


On September 24, 2014, the Appmethod team will host an online discussion focused on developing apps for the Internet of Things. This online event 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 today 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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