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Targeting Android 8 and higher

By | 2018-05-18T21:49:27+00:00 May 17, 2018 11:22 pm|Uncategorized|

From August 2018, all new apps on Google Play must target Android 8 (API level 26) or higher, and from November 2018, all app updates on Google Play must do the same. If your app also needs to request "dangerous" permissions, this article will help you achieve that. Note: The demo in this article [...]

Monitoring location updates on Android

By | 2018-01-19T19:14:51+00:00 January 19, 2018 6:52 pm|Code tips, General tips, Using APIs|

Monitoring location updates on Android in a consistent fashion (e.g in a service, and while the screen is locked) can be quite a challenge. This article tackles the problem head-on The code discussed in this article was designed using Delphi 10.2 Tokyo Release 2, however it should at least work on Berlin, and possibly [...]

Supporting iPhone X display with Delphi

By | 2017-12-13T15:02:52+00:00 November 17, 2017 5:32 pm|Uncategorized|

iPhone X has recently been released, and Delphi developers are a little in the dark about how their apps can support the new devices. This article goes some way to make a start in the right direction. Update 2: Delphi Tokyo 10.2.2 now supports the new layout on iPhone X, including launch images, so [...]

CodeRage XII is coming!

By | 2017-11-03T11:56:18+00:00 November 3, 2017 11:56 am|Uncategorized|

This is one CodeRage you won't want to miss. Specifically, because there are some very interesting speakers this year, including Uncle Bob Martin (author of The Clean Coder, and many others) and Steve McConnell (author of Code Complete and Software Project Survival Guide), and some sessions will be live only (i.e. without replay). CodeRage XII [...]

Delphi Worlds Slack Team

By | 2018-03-24T10:12:28+00:00 September 21, 2017 3:15 pm|Resources|

"Slack" is an internet collaboration tool that seems to be gaining popularity pretty quickly. I've been using it for over a year now, and have set up a team for Delphi Worlds.I have channels dedicated to discussing the Kastri Free library, as well as other channels, and just discussing Delphi in general.If you'd like to [...]

Making cross-platform apps with Delphi is easy

By | 2017-10-27T06:33:30+00:00 May 15, 2017 8:38 pm|Code tips, General tips, Uncategorized, Using APIs|

Developing software with Delphi is easy regardless of "cross-platformness", relatively speaking, in comparison to other tools I've used, however this article shows how insanely easy it can be to put together an application that runs on iOS, Android, Windows and MacOS. UPDATE: Developer Jerry Dodge has alerted me to this project of his, called [...]

Adding Firebase Cloud Messaging to your mobile apps – part 1

By | 2018-01-24T17:45:19+00:00 May 9, 2017 10:11 pm|Code tips, General tips, Resources, Using APIs|

Firebase Services from Google are becoming very popular, and Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) is just one part of it. In this article I show how you can incorporate support for FCM in your Delphi apps for Android and iOS. Firstly, some acknowledgements: Many thanks to Stephane Vanderclock (aka Loki) from whom I gleaned much information, for [...]

Handling Firebase Cloud Messaging on Android and iOS

By | 2017-05-21T08:19:50+00:00 April 6, 2017 2:05 pm|Code tips, General tips|

Discover how to handle push notifications sent from Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) for Android and iOS UPDATE: For anyone who has downloaded the demo prior to May 17th, 2017, there have been 2 changes: A UseSandbox property has been added to TPushClient, that determines whether the registration is for test apps, and activation of [...]

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