Appmethod 2014 Roadmap

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Its been an exciting 2014 for Appmethod with our releases in March and June of this year but we're happy to announce that even more gooey goodness is coming! And with the release of iOS 8 and the Android L just around the corner, we wanted to publish the Appmethod roadmap for the rest of the year so everyone knows whats coming down the road. And remember, these updates are completely free to Appmethod subscribers. Read onward to see what we're planning in future releases.

Features and Technology Direction Expected in 2014

The main technology themes for Appmethod in 2014 are the additions of C++ language, an enhanced single-source multi-device designer and runtime experience, and enhancements of the Enterprise Mobility Services middleware.

Here are some of the technologies and features we are working on and expect to release over two major releases during 2014:

  • Complete C++ toolchain for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac OS X - Delivered in Appmethod in June 2014
  • Advertising and Payments components for Android and iOS - Delivered in Appmethod in June 2014
  • Enterprise Mobility Services middleware enhancements (performance, REST mapping, architectural improvements)
  • Further enhanced single source multi-platform support with new multi-device visual designers and new, flexible user interface components
  • Mobile Backend as a Service (MBaaS components, interfacing with some of the key providers, like Parse and Kinvey) - Delivered in Appmethod in June 2014
  • Mobile and desktop applications interoperability through App Tethering - Delivered in Appmethod in June 2014
  • Immersive full screen support for Android Kit Kat
  • Direct support for wearable Android devices with particular form factors, particularly Google Glass
  • Apache HTTP server modules support for Enterprise Mobility Services, alongside with the current ISAPI IIS support
  • Several run time library (RTL) improvements, implemented for all platforms and involving areas like XML processing, JSON processing, among others.
  • New drivers for our FireDAC universal data access library and enhancements to existing drivers, including support for newer database versions
  • Support for future versions of Android and iOS, expected to be announced by Google and Apple during the current year
  • Bluetooth support (for mobile devices)
  • A complete and simplified parallel computing library, to take advantage of modern multi-core CPUs more easily

Features and Technologies Expected After 2014

There are other platforms and features we are actively researching and investigating, and other technologies under evaluation that are not part of the current 2014 roadmap.

  • Support for future versions of Android and iOS announced after 2014
  • Linux server support for Enterprise Mobility Services, including RTL and database access
  • Wearable devices and HUDs (Head-up Displays), as they become available, including special-purpose Android form factors and APIs
  • Native and direct integration with new REST APIs, focused on different areas ranging from automated systems to NOSQL databases
  • Mac OS X 64bit compiler, toolchain, and libraries
  • Enhancements and additions to current set of BAAS and Cloud components
  • Support for future version of Desktop Windows that will be announced in 2014
  • Android for the Intel platform


Appmethod 2014 Roadmap Disclaimer:

The information included in this roadmap does not constitute, and should not be construed as, a promise or commitment by Embarcadero to develop, market or deliver any particular product, feature or function. The timing and content of Embarcadero’s future product releases could differ materially from the expectations discussed here. Embarcadero reserves the right to change its product plans or roadmap at any time.

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Brian Alexakis is a Product Marketing Manager at Embarcadero Technologies. He is focused on leveraging the connected world of technology to build new experiences for the Internet of Things.


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