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Webinar: September 24 - Learn how to program the Internet of Things Next week, we'll be presenting a webinar that will show you how to quickly program the Internet of Things (IoT) using the Appmethod September 2014 Release (you can also do the same with Delphi, C++Builder and RAD Studio XE7). The webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 24 at 6am, 11am and 5pm PDT (UTC 1300, 1800, 0000 Sept 25).  The Internet of Things presents developers with an amazing opportunity to create a whole new category of apps that take advantage of connected gadgets and ...
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...
Controlling my Philips Hue Lights using C++Builder for iOS Last Friday (January 31, 2014) in my blog post, "Managing my Philips Hue Lights from a C++Builder FireMonkey Desktop", I showed you how to use C++Builder XE5 to build a Windows (32 and 64 bit) and Mac OS X application to control my Philips Hue wireless LED lights. In this blog post, I will show you the screens and code for the C++Builder for iOS version of the project. I reused the code and the data module and built a mobile UI on the main form. I tested the application on my iPhone 4s and set t...
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...
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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