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Apple's App Store Review Guidelines - updated for HomeKit, HealthKit and TestFlight Apple has recently updated the App Store Review Guidelines to cover new capabilities for Home and Health that will appear in iOS 8. Take a look at the new guidelines online at https://developer.apple.com/app-store/review/guidelines/. You can also use the links in the document to get to sections at the end covering HomeKit, HealthKit and TestFlight. HealthKit guidelines: https://developer.apple.com/app-store/review/guidelines/#healthkit HomeKit guidelines: https://developer.apple.com/app...

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What's new in Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE7 RAD Studio, Delphi and C++Builder XE7 are available today!   Get the must-have upgrade of the award winning, multi-device development solution for connected apps on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, gadgets and wearables. PLUS! Keep building, evolving, and extending your Windows applications using the updated VCL! Extend existing Windows Applications: Embrace the expanding world of devices including phones, tablets, gadgets, wearables and more, all within a single IDE! Deliver Highly Connec...
Celebrating 29 years playing with developer tools here in Scotts Valley Today (June 17, 2014) marks 29 years working here in Scotts Valley with our developer tools. Philippe Kahn hired me and I started working for Borland International on this day in 1985. I continue to have tons of fun learning about programming, software architectures, tool chains, frameworks, devices, APIs and more. I wrote a blog post in 2011 detailing some of my journey for the first 26 years here. During the past 3 years we have extended the experience for developers into multi-tier, smartphon...
Apple CarPlay - can't wait to try Delphi and C++Builder iOS apps Apple announced CarPlay at the Geneva International Motor Show today starting with partnerships for Volvo, Mercedes and Ferrari (more auto partners to come) to bring the iPhone experience to cars. The CarPlay press release said that CarPlay will bring a "smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone® in the car". A Fortune Magazine article has additional details at http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2014/03/03/apple-volvo-mercedes-carplay/ I can't wait to try Delphi and C++Builder iOS apps in one...
Managing my Philips Hue Lights from a C++Builder FireMonkey Desktop As part of our recent "Making the Connection: Programming Devices and Gadgets with RAD Studio" (https://www.embarcadero.com/rad-in-action/programming-devices-and-gadgets) I showed developers how to use the REST Client Library components with Delphi XE5. In this blog post I'll show you a C++Builder XE5 FireMonkey application that I built to find and control the same lights. The application uses the REST Client Library components (the Philips Hue lights SDK supports REST/JSON), Project Indy TIdHTT...
Google Glass for the Delphi developer spectacle wearers like me :) Google has announced availability of Google Glass frames for prescription glass wearers like me. They will also have sunglasses for those who want cool shades. Four prescription frames, , called the "Titanium collection", are available today for $225 each minus lenses ($150 for sunglasses). My VSP vision program will also pay for some of the costs of my prescription lensed Glass :) I can't wait to update some of my Delphi XE5 Google Glass apps. Here are some of the recent Google Glass news li...
The Internet of Things and M2M - massive opportunities for developers During January we are blogging, writing, demoing and webinaring about Devices and Gadgets and the need for developers to help make it all work. On Wednesday, January 22 during 3 webinars, Jim McKeeth, David I and guests will be presenting "Programming Devices and Gadgets with RAD Studio" at 6am, 11am and 5pm Pacific Time. While some of the devices and gadgets we will be using support alternate user interfaces (Google Glass, Leap Motion 3D input and Emotiv EPOC brain computer interface), others a...

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Embarcadero RAD NewsFlash - January 2014 Each month Embarcadero sends out our "multi-device developer news" RAD NewsFlash containing information and links for upcoming webinars, online events, special offers, technical white papers and more. The following items appear in the January 2014 issue. Webinar Webinar: Programming Devices & Gadgets Join Embarcadero's Jim McKeeth & David Intersimone to learn how to use Delphi and C++Builder with devices and gadgets in innovative ways and extend your apps in ways you n...
Android Bluetooth SPP / RS232 with Delphi XE5 YouTube video and examples I found this great Delphi XE5 Android Bluetooth YouTube video, by Björn Hansen, from back in September last year after the launch of Delphi XE5. it shows you how to use Delphi to create an Android app that uses Bluetooth to connect to a lighting control system. The developer includes the source code for the example that also includes a Android Bluetooth Delphi interface unit version of the Android Bluetooth Java API. You can download the zip file from http://goo.gl/E24OQW (this link comes from t...

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Some new devices and gadgets appearing at CES 2014 Jim and I are still working on our demos for our upcoming webinar, "Making the Connection: Programming Devices and Gadgets with RAD Studio" on January 22, 2014 at 6am, 11am and 5pm Pacific Time. At the same time in Las Vegas, companies are announcing new devices and gadgets this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014. While we won't have time to get some of these newly announced gadgets, during the webinar we'll show you how to use Delphi and C++Builder to program and connect to a rang...

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