Delphi for Android app spotted in the wild

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I have spotted what I think may be the first Delphi for Android app to make it into the Google Play store. It's an app developed by Brian Hamilton, which displays data from weather stations, and is a port of his existing iOS version (if you can call a single source, multi-platform app a port :-))

Nice work, Brian!


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  • Guest
    Joseph Mitzen Thursday, 12 September 2013

    >Note: Requires NEON CPU Feature (i.e Phones in the last year
    >have that):

    Is that a limitation of Delphi or of something else in this app? Google says its incompatible with my device.

  • Guest
    Adam Selene Thursday, 12 September 2013

    It's a limitation of the Delphi approach.

    "true native Android development"... for SOME Android devices.

  • Guest
    David Clegg Thursday, 12 September 2013

    Joseph, Delphi for Android allows you to target Android Gingerbread (2.3) and above on devices running ARM v7 CPUs which support NEON. See http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE5/en/FireMonkey_Platform_Prerequisites#Android_Requirements for further details.

  • Guest
    Joseph Mitzen Thursday, 12 September 2013

    My device runs Android 2.3.5 and has an Exynos 3 Single CPU, ARMv7 instruction set, supports NEON. Mr. Hamilton must have selected some other criteria that excludes my device. :-(

  • Guest
    teran Thursday, 12 September 2013

    ha-ha, google play says this app is incompatible with my Asus Transformer Pad TF300T based on Tegra2 processor. And wiki says the same (http://docwiki.embarcadero.com/RADStudio/XE5/en/Android_Devices_Supported_for_Application_Development).

    so.. yes, we can develop android apps for SOME devices. I didn't know that before and really dissapointed now

  • Guest
    Lachlan Gemmell Thursday, 12 September 2013

    There's something weird going on. Google Play tells me that only my oldest Android device is compatible with it. That's an almost 3 year old phone.

    My newer devices (including a just purchased Nexus 7) are apparently all incompatible. Doesn't seem right...

  • Guest
    Jeff Weir Friday, 13 September 2013

    Works like a charm on my Nexus 4 phone.

  • Guest
    Jols Tuesday, 24 September 2013

    Does this app have a widget ?

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