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Native Camera for iOS and Android

By |2020-11-06T12:05:30+10:30November 6, 2020 7:23 am|Uncategorized|

A few years ago I started a project for native camera support for Android using the Camera 2 API, partly because the built-in camera support for Delphi was underperforming greatly. I have resurrected the project, added support for iOS, and it is now included in Kastri. Existing camera support in Delphi As many of you [...]

Book Review: Coding Faster In Delphi

By |2020-09-30T16:39:50+10:30September 30, 2020 4:39 pm|Product highlight|

The guy next door to me.. well, almost; Alister is in NZ, wrote this book called Coding Faster In Delphi, I was actually invited to review it before publishing, however time once again had the better of me. Now I have had some time to take a peek, and I must say, I am impressed! [...]

Using a prior iOS or macOS SDK with Delphi

By |2020-08-19T18:59:30+10:30August 11, 2020 6:21 pm|General tips|

When a new version of Xcode comes out, invariably there is only one SDK for iOS and macOS included. As is Apple's way, sometimes they change something in the new SDK that breaks the SDK import in Delphi. This article describes a couple of solutions for it. The problem The typical scenario is: you start [...]

Introducing Kastri

By |2020-05-27T17:17:35+10:30May 27, 2020 5:17 pm|Product highlight, Uncategorized, Updates news|

Coinciding with the release of Delphi 10.4 Sydney, commercialization of Kastri has morphed into using Github Sponsors to help fund its development. This article details whats changed, whats new, and the future of Kastri. Kastri Free Be assured the Kastri Free repo will remain, however all new development will continue in the new Kastri repo. [...]

It’s time to Get Excited!

By |2020-05-13T09:34:40+10:30May 13, 2020 9:34 am|Product highlight, Product preview|

The release of Delphi 10.4 Sydney is just around the corner. I've specifically been given permission to show updates and new features in the product, so let's get to it.. Note: This is pre-release information As such, any or all of it may change. Please check the What's New when the product is officially released. [...]

Introducing MonkeyBuilder

By |2020-05-13T09:00:38+10:30May 13, 2020 9:00 am|Product highlight, Product preview|

If you develop mobile apps for the app stores with Delphi, you'll know that building and deploying a release is not a trivial task. MonkeyBuilder can reduce the time you spend from hours into just minutes! Some MonkeyBuilder history MonkeyBuilder is the brainchild of Graham Murt of Kernow Software. You may be familiar with [...]

Fixing gesture “lag” near the screen edge on iOS

By |2020-02-09T17:59:09+10:30February 9, 2020 5:59 pm|Code tips, General tips, Patches, Product highlight, Using APIs|

An enquiry I had from a Hans Jakobsen of EarMaster (brilliant music teaching software for PC, Mac, iPad and iPhone) recently was regarding an apparent "lag" for the OnMouseDown event for controls near the edge of the screen on devices with later versions of iOS. This article poses a workaround for the problem. A [...]

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