Developer Marco Cantù from Embarcadero has a new blog post up where he features some of the new run time library units which have been added to Delphi and Firemonkey recently. This is a good list to check out even if you’re new to Delphi because it can give you an idea of what’s available in the RTL for you to use. There are Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE components for platforms where they are supported. There is a TDeviceInfo structure which you can use to access information about the device your app is running on. There are all kinds of sensor objects available including TCustomSensor, TSensorManager, TCustomEnvironmentalSensor, TCustomMotionSensor, TCustomOrientationSensor, TCustomElectricalSensor, TCustomMechanicalSensor, TCustomBiometricSensor, TCustomLightSensor, TCustomScannerSensor, TGeocoder, TGpsStatus, TPlatformSensorManager, TPlatformGeocoder, and TPlatformGpsStatus. There is a unit for handling JSON (System.JSON), a unit for handling encoding (System.NetEncoding), and a math unit (System.Math.Vectors) which a bunch of vector records (TVector, TPoint3D, TMatrix, TVector3D, TMatrix3D, TQuaternion3D). There are some units for handling push notifications (System.Messaging and System.PushNotifications) and a unit for accessing SQLite at a low level (System.Sqlite). Lastly all of the new parallel threading, tasks, and futures are contained in System.Threading.
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