Beacons, Bikinis, Bio-Nuclear Encryption, Animatronic Terminator - Yes! It's powered by Delphi!

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Heritage of Delphi, 20 Years of Innovation

Delphi has been a continuous source of innovation for application development for more than 20 years. The precursors to Delphi were stepping stones on the way to Delphi 1.0 and the VCL framework that  date back to early versions of Turbo Pascal, Turbo Pascal for Windows, Turbo Pascal for Mac , Turbo Vision, and Object Windows.

Delphi was first publicly unveiled on February 14th, 1995 in San Francisco at a conference called Software Development held at the Moscone Center. Philippe Kahn took the stage as a keynote speaker and invited the audience to check out the Borland booth in the Gateway Ballroom at 7:00pm to experience the launch of Delphi!

 Find out what happen next from David Intersimone and his presentation covering an overview of 20 years of continuous innovation.

Delphi Powers Modern Apps

Today, developers are choosing Delphi as the tool of choice to rapidly build innovative apps for Internet of Things solutions, secure medical applications, and even hobbyist robotics.


Connected Apps, Delphi, and Bikinis
Techy sun-seekers everywhere can now have sensor driven reminders of when to put on more sunscreen or get out of the heat. Spinali Design has created a high-tech connected bikini embedded with UV sensor technology that brings the beach to IoT!

The multi-device connected app is powered by Delphi! Check out this promotional video for a quick glimpse of the Delphi IDE in action.


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The rapid application development approach of Delphi streamlines the implementation of IoT apps which is great for the professional and hobbyist alike!

The Delphi framework includes a Bluetooth component which makes connecting your app to Bluetooth enabled devices and gadgets very straight forward. Rather than spending cycles trying to implement low level Bluetooth functionality, developers can spend their efforts focusing on what really counts – building the interactions and applications that drive innovative IoT solutions!


Beacons, Clinical Diagnostics, and Delphi

Bio-Nuclear is a clinical diagnostic facility that built an app with Delphi and InterBase to drive the day-to-day clinical testing operations. The application tracks every step of patient facility interactions; patients can select one of 500 labs in Puerto Rico, provide insurance information, paperwork, barcode generation, tracking the barcode on specific test vials, tracking those vials during testing, and eventually ensuring that the vials match up at the end of the processes. The end result of testing is collated into electronic reports that can be sent directly to the patient’s cell phone.

The Internet of Things stands to revolutionize the human experience of telehealth, office visits, and clinical diagnostics. Digital devices are proliferating inside medical offices and hospitals and Bluetooth devices can easily capture biometric information. Beacons and proximity awareness will allow patients to automatically sync with bio-informatics devices just by walking up to them. These devices, that are part of the IoT landscape, are providing higher levels of patient monitoring, medical office productivity and patient information management and will transform the everyday experience of visiting a doctor’s office.

Curious to know how that actually works?

Learn from the experts and dive into the Embarcadero IoT in Action Webinar; Building a Modern Healthcare Application Multi-Device Solutions using Beacons and Bluetooth LE Devices.


Delphi is Ready for Windows 10 - Are You?

Microsoft is gearing up for the fastest roll out of a major new Windows version and expects a huge adoption rate. The beta program alone has seen over 3.9 million testers. During the Build conference, Microsoft unveiled its expectation that the full release of Windows 10 will be running on over 1 billion devices within the first two to three years.

As a developer for Windows it is critically important that your applications are ready for Windows 10. You should expect your end users to adopt Windows 10 and, likewise, they will expect the application you deliver to be ready too. Now is the time to get ahead of the curve and deliver more value to your customers by getting your applications ready for Windows 10 for its upcoming release date. Get your app ready for Windows 10 today with RAD Studio XE8 and the Windows 10 Preview.

What are you waiting for? Start a free trial of RAD Studio XE8 and check out these resources to start preparing your app for Windows 10 today!



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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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