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Programming Mobile Devices and Gadgets using Firemonkey

Google-Glass

Description :  How to take advantage of programmable and interactive devices and gadgets.
Objective: Learn how to create Delphi and C++ firemonkey apps for mobile devices and gadgets.
Presenter: Jim McKeeth & David Intersimone from Embarcadero.
Event:  RAD-in-Action Webinar
Software Versions Supported: Delphi XE5, Delphi XE6, RAD Studio XE6, C++ Builder XE6
Level: Advance
Source code: Source code for demos in this video is available on Code Central at http://cc.embarcadero.com/item/29699.

Although Delphi XE5 allowed you to create Android apps that ran on Google Glass using firemonkey, Delphi XE6 just made it even easier.  Delphi XE6 comes with a new custom style with Google Glass optimized look and resolution.  It also comes with a Google Glass device designer template.

You can now take full advantage of devices and gadget such as Google Glass (which went on sale in the US about a week ago) and Amazon Fire TV.  Google Glass is a stamp-sized electronic screen mounted on the side of a pair of eyeglass frames. It can record video, access email, provide turn-by-turn driving directions and retrieve information from the web by connecting wirelessly to a user’s phone.  Amazon Fire TV, is an streaming media player similar to the Roku and Apple TV, but android base. You can develop apps including games for the Amazon Fire TV the same way you would for any Android device.  Once your Fire TV app has been tested and is working properly on the Fire TV, it can then be submitted for approval on the Amazon app store.

Jim McKeeth & David Intersimone from Embarcadero did a fantastic job in this video explaining how to create Delphi and C++ firemonkey mobile applications that run/interact with the following devices and gadgets.

  • Google Glass
  • IP Camera and IO Controller
  • Ballistic Chronograph
  • Leap Motion 3D input
  • Z-Wave Home Automation
  • Barcode scanning
  • Emotiv EPOC brain computer interface
  • Philips Hue Wireless LEDs
  • Ouya
  • Kinect
  • And more!

Devices are platforms that can load and execute programs directly, such as an Android phone, iPhone, a tablet or even Google Glass.  A gadget on the other hand is something your program interacts with, like 3D input, a brain-computer interface, or a flying drone.

Firemonkey Rapid Mobile App Prototyping using LiveBindings

LBListBoxiOS7

Description :  You will learn how to use TPrototypeBindingSource component to generate sample data for LiveBindings in your project.
Objective: How to rapidly prototype your mobile application using LiveBindings.
Presenter: Jim Tierney, Principal Engineer at Embarcadero Technologies.
Event:  CodeRage 8
Software Versions Supported: Delphi XE5, Delphi XE6, RAD Studio XE6, C++ Builder XE6
Level: Intermediate

Jim Tierney, principal engineer at Embarcadero Technologies talks about Firemonkey rapid mobile application prototyping using LiveBindings and the Prototype BindSource control in Delphi.  LiveBindings is a data-binding feature supported by both the VCL and FireMonkey frameworks in RAD Studio. LiveBindings is an expression-based framework, that uses binding expressions to bind objects to other objects or to dataset fields.

Use TPrototypeBindSource to generate sample data for the LiveBindings in your project. Once your prototyping of your application is completed,  you can then configure the real data source so that you see the new data source fields in the LiveBindings design. Then, use the LiveBindings Designer to connect all the controls and properties to the new data source. This tutorial will shows you how to rapidly prototype your mobile application using LiveBindings.

Besides the video tutorial, take a read the of this step by step Delphi Firemonkey Mobile Tutorial: “Using LiveBindings to Populate a ListBox in Mobile Applications (iOS and Android)“. Another good read is the tutorial on “Using LiveBindings to Fill a FireMonkey ListView” on do Embarcadero docwiki website.

Designing Common UI for iOS & Android using Delphi Firemonkey

DesingingUI
Preferred Mobile UI Components

Description :  You will learn how to quickly build stunning native #ios and Android apps that follow key mobile UI and UX design paradigms, and adheres to Apple and Google UI guidelines.
Objective: Help make your app stand out in the marketplace.
Presenter: Sarian DuPont, Sr. Product Manager for RAD Studio at Embarcadero.
Event:  CodeRage 8
Software Versions Supported: Delphi XE5, Delphi xe6, RAD Studio XE6, C++ Builder XE6
Level: Intermediate

Designing Common UI for iOS & Android using Delphi Firemonkey is an excellent Tutorial by Sarina DuPont,  Sr. Product Manager for RAD Studio at Embarcadero.

She discusses how best practices does not only apply to coding, but to beautiful elegant UI coupled with a great user experience.  She explains how best practices are the key to making successful applications.  Making your app stand out is critical to having a customer choose your mobile app from the hundreds of thousands of applications in the iOS App Store and Google Play.

Delphi firemonkey cross platform capabilities gives developers leverage for  a common design that  can be share across multiple devices you want to support. In this session you will  learn how to quickly build stunning native iOS and Android apps which follows key mobile UI and UX design paradigms, and also adheres to Apple and Google UI guidelines.  This will help make your app stand out in the marketplace.