Embarcadero Technologies has released a Community Edition of Delphi and C++Builder featuring the cross platform FireMonkey framework for Android, IOS, OSX, and Windows. FireMonkey can be used to develop cross platform apps with a single codebase and single UI in Object Pascal and C++. Cross platform apps save you time and money by allowing to you deploy development resources more efficiently. FireMonkey also leverages time saving low code technologies like FireDAC and LiveBindings. Users or companies with less than $5k in annual revenue and between 1 and 5 developers can use the Community Edition to developer apps for FREE. Once you reach the limit of $5k/year and 5+ developers the upgrade path is to the Professional edition of the product. The Community Edition has the exact same feature set as the Professional edition except for the license. There are also free trial versions of the Pro, Enterprise, and Architect version of the product available. There are over 600 tips and tricks for FireMonkey on FMXExpress.com to get you up to speed quickly on FireMonkey and get your cross platforms apps deployed to Android, IOS, OSX, and Windows FAST. Check out this quick tutorial for building your first app in Delphi Communty Edition:
Part 1: Introduction and Installation
Part 2: Building and Debugging in Delphi
Part 3: Architecture and Layers
Part 4: Designing User Interfaces
Part 5: Putting the Calculator Together
Also get the full source code for a comprehensive cross platform Field Service Template solution and a Hospitality Survey Template built in FireMonkey for Android, IOS, OSX, and Windows.
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