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Delphi 10.2 Tokyo has been released!

By | March 26, 2017 10:22 am|Uncategorized|

Fast cross-platform development has become even more awesome with the release of Delphi 10.2 Tokyo, which includes server side support for Linux, FMX, RTL and IDE improvements, and more! I'm especially interested in the multi-threading changes to TBitmap, TCanvas and TContext3D on mobile, as well as the threading changes on Android, and database support enhancements, and am looking forward [...]

Taking screenshots of your Android device using Monitor

By | February 17, 2017 8:02 am|General tips|

This technique can be used for any Android development (or just for Android in general), however I figured Delphi developers might find this useful anyway. While working on some changes for a client's application, they asked for some screenshots from the device to send to the end users for their approval. My first thought [...]

Handling the new iOS 10 privacy settings

By | September 21, 2016 5:14 pm|Code tips|

With the introduction of iOS 10, a number of privacy settings need to be handled in your Delphi apps. You may have arrived at this post because you've installed Delphi 10.1 Berlin Update 1, installed Xcode 8 on your Mac, added the iOS 10 SDK to Delphi, recompiled your app that uses the camera [...]

Preview of using iOS Photos Framework with Delphi

By | August 3, 2016 9:59 pm|Product preview|

Here I present a video of the results of some work I've been doing with the iOS Photos Framework with Delphi A while ago I posted about using the ALAssetsLibrary in iOS. In that article, I briefly mentioned the Photos Framework, which is now the preferred method of managing media stored on iOS devices (i.e. [...]

Checking if wifi is enabled on iOS

By | July 25, 2016 7:29 pm|Code tips|

Here I present some simple code to check if wifi is enabled on iOS, which could be used to alert the user if your application uses location services. One of my most visited posts is from 3 years ago, which has some demo code for checking whether the internet is accessible from the device. The [...]

Region monitoring, including background on iOS

By | July 13, 2016 6:17 pm|Code tips, Patches|

Get started with region monitoring (including in the background) on iOS with some how-to's on fixing the Delphi RTL source for the LocationSensor. In an earlier article, I described some changes you'd need to make in order to make monitoring of location changes work in the background with Delphi 10 Seattle. This article is aimed [...]

Performing background fetches on iOS

By | June 18, 2016 5:46 pm|Code tips, Patches|

This article relates to any version of Delphi (or at least it should work) that can target iOS 7 or greater. The demo project was created using Delphi 10.1 Berlin. There's been the odd post to the Embarcadero forums as well as on StackOverflow about how to implement background fetches on iOS. Partly because it's [...]

Allowing an iOS app to run in the background

By | May 26, 2016 5:24 pm|Code tips, Patches|

NOTE: This article is about allowing your iOS app to run when it goes into the background (i.e. another app becomes active) for a short period (up to 3 minutes on iOS 9, at least). It does not relate to having the UIBackgroundModes option, an example of which is here. As some of you will [...]

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