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Extend your VCL and FireMonkey Apps

The way we experience and interact with devices is changing. RAD Studio breathes life into existing Windows applications by enabling developers to connect their apps to devices, sensors, data and services easily. Create user experiences that are safer, more convenient and more productive to use.

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Extend Your Apps to Gadgets and Wearables

RAD Studio breathes new life into existing Windows applications by enabling developers to easily extend existing Windows VCL and FireMonkey apps to connected devices, sensors, data and services.

Build Connected Apps

Build Connected Apps

App tethering enables you to very easily extend an app user experience across devices and gadgets. This is especially powerful for extending the utility of existing desktop and mobile apps. Virtually all industries can immediately benefit, such as Point of Sale, Food Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Shipping, but the applications are limitless.

App Tethering

App Tethering

  • Extend FireMonkey and VCL Apps
  • Auto Device Discovery
  • Trigger Events and Methods on Other Devices
  • Remote Control Apps
  • Send Data back and forth
  • Bluetooth & Wifi Support

Works with thousands of things

Bluetooth & Wifi Built-in

RAD Studio integrated Bluetooth and Wifi support in the RTL and easy to use components enable developers to easily connect to any wireless and Internet connected gadgets, sensors and devices.

Works with Thousands of Devices

RAD Studio integrated wireless support (Bluetooth and Wifi ) works with thousands of "off the shelf" consumer and industry specific devices. RAD Studio's approach makes it easy to integrate virtually any device into the app user experience, and even support multiple device vendors with the same code.

Gadgets and Wearables Sample Code

Philips Hue

Philips hue is your personal wireless lighting. It enables you to create and control light using your smartphone or tablet. Hue can help you relax or concentrate, change the atmosphere of a room, help keep your house safe when you're out, and even remind you of that magical moment on vacation. Developers can build apps with RAD Studio that communicate with and control Philips Hue Lights.

Code Snippets & Articles
C++ & Desktop Example
C++ & iOS Example


Google Glass

Google Glass is an Android powered wearable technology with an optical head-mounted display (OHMD). Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format. Wearers communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands. Developers can build native Glass deployable apps (APKs) with RAD Studio.

Code Snippets & Articles
Getting Started with Google Glass


Emotiv Epoc

A revolutionary Brain Computer Interface and Scientific Contextual EEG offering high resolution, 14 EEG channels + 2 references. It's a wireless EEG system for research enabling entertainment, market research & usability testing and neurotherapy.

Code Snippets & Articles
Delphi Example
Connect Delphi to My Brain

Amazon FireTV

Amazon Fire TV is a tiny box that connects your HDTV to a world of online entertainment. With a huge selection of TV episodes and movies, voice search that actually works, plus exclusive features like ASAP and Amazon FreeTime, it's the easiest way to enjoy Netflix, Prime Instant Video, Hulu Plus, low-cost movie rentals, live and on demand sports, music, photos, games, and more.

Code Snippets & Articles
Delphi on Fire
Delphi Example



OUYA is a $99 Android powered Console game platform that is about the size of a Rubik's cube, but it plays hard in full-screen HD. It uses an nVIDIA quad-core CPU and outputs via HDMI at up to a stunning 1080p resolution. It powers on instantly. With RAD Studio you can build apps that communicate with Ouya and you can also build and deploy native apps (APK) to Ouya.

Code Snippets & Articles
Ouya Example


Leap Motion

The Leap Motion Controller is a USB connected motion sensor that tracks both hands and all 10 fingers with pinpoint precision and incredible speed. In Airspace, the Leap Motion App store, you'll find a wide variety of specially designed free and paid apps for gaming, music, art creation, science, productivity, and more. With RAD Studio you can build Leap Motion enabled 2D and 3D apps that are controllable via hand and finger gestures.

Code Snippets & Articles
Leap Motion Video Example
Leap Motion Testing Tool

Microsoft Kinect

Kinect for Windows empowers people of all types, and businesses of all sizes, to build and deliver innovative natural human computing solutions across a variety of industries—from retail to entertainment to education to healthcare, and more. With RAD Studio you can integrate Microsoft Kinect control into your VCL or FMX Windows application.

Code Snippets & Articles
Kinect Video
Kinect Component


Vera – Zwave Home Automation

Vera3 is a smart home automation controller you'll never outgrow. It has the power and flexibility to run as many smart tasks and scenes as you can think of, and thanks to its extended range, you easily control things outside your house too, like patio lights, sprinkler systems, outdoor music systems, pool & spa controls…whatever you decide you want to make 'smart'. With RAD Studio you can build apps that communicate with and control Vera Home Automation Controllers.

Code Snippets & Articles
On Demand Webinar and Sample Code


Parrot: AR Drone

AR Drone is a quadcopter "Drone" that is controlled via Wi-Fi using a smartphone or tablet. Featuring a high definition camera with a video recording facility, plus flight data sharing, a patented piloting mode, and an innovative pressure sensor for increased stability at any altitude, Parrot's amazing AR. Drone 2.0 Elite Edition quadcopter can even perform four axis flips on command. With RAD Studio you can build apps that control the AR Drone via Wifi.

Code Snippets & Articles
Sample Code
Controlling AR Drone Video
Delphi Component



Chromecast is the easy way to enjoy online video and anything from the web on your TV. Plug it into any HDTV and control it with your existing smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Send your favorites from HBO GO, Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Watch ESPN, Crunchyroll, MLS, Crackle, Rdio, MLB.TV, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, and Chrome to your TV with the press of a button. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps. With RAD Studio you can create apps that work with Chromecast.

Code Snippets & Articles
Delphi Overview and Sample Code