Apple Patch for Delphi has been “re-patched”!

By |2020-12-18T08:24:36+10:30December 18, 2020 6:16 am|Uncategorized|

Last month Embarcadero released a patch for Delphi that fixes a few issues with support for Apple OS's (iOS and macOS). Now there's a new patch that addresses additional issues. Marco Cantu from Embarcadero has written this article that describes the details. however there's a couple of pertinent details to be aware of. One is [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Delphi 10.3.2 released, and introducing… Mosco!

By |2019-07-20T19:26:50+10:30July 20, 2019 7:26 pm|Uncategorized|

The latest version of Delphi Rio, 10.3.2 has been released! To coincide with the release, Delphi Worlds introduces: Mosco Mosco (an acronym for MacOS Companion) Mosco is a combination of a macOS 64-bit application and an expert (of the same name) for Delphi. Mosco has functionality that has yet to be seen: An much [...]

Codex 1.2 Released

By |2019-03-07T06:37:11+10:30March 7, 2019 6:37 am|Uncategorized|

Yesterday, I uploaded a new version of Codex to the Github repository that has the installers. Main new changes in this version: Editor Tabs Position There's now an option (in Tools->Codex->Options) to have the editor tabs (e.g. Code | Design | History) appear on the left, just like they used to! If you also have [...]

A fix for using TMapView on Android 9 devices

By |2019-02-17T08:50:19+10:30February 17, 2019 8:50 am|Uncategorized|

A recent report on Embarcadero's Quality Portal caught my attention today, where an app would crash if it used a TMapView on an Android 9 device. Fortunately, I had just recently updated my Nexus 5X to Android 9 (thanks to Brian Long's help), so I could investigate the problem. First thing to do was to [...]

Celebrate Delphi’s birthday with Delphi 10.3.1 update!

By |2019-02-15T07:24:36+10:30February 15, 2019 7:24 am|Uncategorized|

On February 14th, 1995, Delphi was brought into the world, and it changed the software development landscape. Now 24 years later, Delphi is still going strong, with the ability to target multiple platforms from single source. This milestone is being celebrated with the release of the first update to Delphi 10.3 Rio, which contains a [...]

Delphi 10.3 Rio has arrived!

By |2018-11-22T09:36:42+10:30November 22, 2018 9:36 am|Uncategorized|

It's time to become excited, because Delphi 10.3 Rio has been released! Rather than go over all the new features here, please refer to the Embarcadero website, and the docwiki for a full list. Of special interest to me are: The out-of-the-box support for Android API 26+, so if you're using Rio, there's no longer [...]

Targeting Android 8 and higher

By |2018-09-07T12:18:01+10:30May 17, 2018 11:22 pm|Uncategorized|

****IMPORTANT****: Please use the solution presented in my follow-up article at this link, in preference to the one presented here. This article is retained here for reference only. 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 [...]

A workaround for the Android app “hang” issue with Delphi 10.2.2 Tokyo

By |2017-12-27T08:29:54+10:30December 23, 2017 10:40 am|Uncategorized|

The recent Delphi 10.2.2 Tokyo release has resulted in a flurry of reports for apps on Android that "hang" when using tab transitions, or when using "wait" animations. This article offers an explanation for the issue, as well as a potential workaround. Update: As per E. Spelt's suggestion on the report, I've modified the [...]

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