RAD Studio Goes Mobile
Written by Kay Ewbank   
Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Embarcadero Technologies has released RAD Studio XE5, a new version of its flagship product that will let you write C++ and Delphi apps for Android and iOS as well as for Windows and Mac.



The thinking behind the support for mobile devices is that a survey by Embarcadero found that more than 85 percent of Windows developers have been asked to make their apps available for mobile environments, with 83 percent of the requests being for Android support.

Emarcadero inherited much of the developer technology originally created by Borland. RAD Studio XE5 is, according to Embarcadero, the first development tool capable of producing native CPU executable code for Windows, Mac OS, iOS and Android from a single console. It was only six months ago that RAD Studio XE4 with iOS support appeared.

The idea is that you’ll be able to maintain a single code base for a program to work across two or more of the platforms. There’s an increasing need for supporting mobile devices within enterprises as companies encourage business users to BYOD (bring your own device).

The Android and iOS support includes access to common mobile device sensors and services and use of on-device, cloud, or enterprise data. It includes a collection of ready-to-use Android interface controls, and you can connect to SQLite and IBLite databases to create mobile apps with database elements. RAD Studio XE5 has also added REST client support to make it possible to connect to REST  based services such as social networks and payment services.

There is a long list of New Features in RAD Studio XE5 and this video provides a tour of features for developing iOS mobile applications:



A free 30-day trial, that includes Delphi, C++ Builder and HTML5 Builder is available for download.

More Information

RAD Studio XE5 

Related Articles

.NET languages       

The Top Languages of 2012       

Pascal IDE Lazarus 1.0 Released       

RunRev's Open Source LiveCode

PhoneGap 2.0 Released


To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, install the I Programmer Toolbar, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Linkedin,  or sign up for our weekly newsletter.





or email your comment to: comments@i-programmer.info



Notepad++ Twentieth Anniversary

An updated version of Notepad++ is available, on its 20th anniversary. The text editor first saw light in November 2003 when it was released on SourceForge.

Apache Kyuubi 1.8 Adds Web UI

Apache Kyuubi 1.8 has been released with improvements including a new experimental Web UI and a new chat engine with OpenAI ChatGPT backend.

More News

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 September 2013 )