It's alive! A first look at Delphi for Android

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We've been in beta for a while now with Delphi for Android and the progress has been awesome. In particular, I've been taking iOS apps written with Delphi/FM and simply retargeting them to Android. It's really amazing. Since this Android support has been under wraps, I am very excited to share with you some first public peeks.

Here's an example of one such application, FirePhoto. First built with Delphi for iOS and by retargeting it in the IDE, it's now running on an iPhone 5 and on my S4 and my Nexus 7 tablet.

Here are few more pics for your enjoyment:

Installing the APK package (and informing the user of requested permissions):


FirePhoto on iOS taking a picture of FirePhoto on Android and vice-versa.

Two different mobile OSs, same app functionality with the exact same source code!

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    Omid Bordbar Friday, 9 August 2013

    Great! :)

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    Lena Ilicheva Friday, 9 August 2013

    Thanks. When A first look at C++ Builder for Android?

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    myciga wang Friday, 9 August 2013

    Great Work!

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    Marcio Grecio da Silva Saturday, 10 August 2013

    Great! Good Work Embarcadero this is a BIG DELPHI :D

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    Jack Taylor Saturday, 10 August 2013

    Brilliant this is the reason why I think Delphi is the premier development environment. Please make sure your marketing guys get the message out there in to the computer magazines that are read by a wider audience.

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    Sergey Lyubeznyy Saturday, 10 August 2013

    Well, I think, it's very soon now to say 'Good work, guys!' At this time FM is not so stable as we want. But I hope that Delphi programs for Android will work good after multiple tests and fixing bugs.

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    Biltronic Programmer Saturday, 10 August 2013

    It's Amazing!

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    Alan Taylor Saturday, 10 August 2013

    Push hard for we C++ people. We have Clients waiting now!

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    grant fullen Saturday, 10 August 2013

    Love This

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    9 de Agosto de 2013 | DelpHispano Saturday, 10 August 2013

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    Detlef Overbeek Sunday, 11 August 2013

    I think this is really what Delphi needs.
    We have been waiting for this a long time.
    we have already some apps in mind and will soon release them for our readers. Of course there will be be some problems.
    Its always been the case but now we are getting somewhere!
    We hope youll be able to give it all a closer look on our event RAD Studio in Action LIVE! & Dutch Pascon 7 september in the Netherlands

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    Joseph Mitzen Sunday, 11 August 2013

    When are we going to see an advanced, 3D FireMonkey app like Qt has been showing off on Android and iOS for months, e.g.

    It's been two years and the only examples we have are a states and capitals game that crashes, a clock and now this, a few static shots of a simplistic app.

    Has Embarcardero thought of partnering with a major app developer to both serve as beta tester and help showcase FireMonkey, so FM could be released along with a showcase AAA app to show off? Graphics card vendors do this all the time. I help several companies select software stacks and there still isn't a single impressive FM demo I could point someone to if I were trying to convince them to go with Delphi/FM. In fact, there's no comparison whatsoever with existing products for Delphi or FM on EMBT's website, which makes the job that much more difficult (e.g. being able to answer what FM has that Qt doesn't). I honestly sometimes feel that deep down EMBT knows it's only selling to its existing customers; like they've given up on trying to convince anyone else. You knew that Qt was putting out two very impressive demos, including a 3D one (and if you didn't know what you're biggest cross-platform UI competitor was doing, there's really no hope). You ignore them in your marketing material, keep Android for FM "under wraps" until close to launch, and then the first reveal is just a few static screen shots of a picture viewer? Other people are excited; I'm demoralized. Perhaps the rumors that Android for FM is going to be missing a lot of classes and features on first release because it's been rushed to ship are true. :-(

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    sunny zhan Sunday, 11 August 2013

    When A first look at C++ Builder for Android?
    I'm waitting for you so long!

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    samuel kim Monday, 12 August 2013

    Wow !
    I'm waiting..please

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    Reg Natarajan Monday, 12 August 2013

    I've been out of Delphi since about 2007. This could bring me back.

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    Jedi Kim Thursday, 15 August 2013

    I've been using Delphi from 1997...
    It's hotly anticipated Delphi version...

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    Registered User__ Tuesday, 20 August 2013

    Increasingly Delphi this powerful!

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