A smart phone is potentially packed with sensors and Delphi claims to provide cross platform access to those sensors. I have been examining the possibilities and publishing some code however I now concede it will never be a killer app.
Continue reading “Mobile Navigation App on Android.”
As explained earlier a Galaxy Pocket Neo (GT-S5310B) enabled testing of normal FMX form applications in Seattle and Berlin but did not render 3D applications correctly. While the Android version is claimed as still supported In Tokyo in fact the simplest form application fails to render and terminates.
Continue reading “Hacking Delphi to Let Older Phones Work with Tokyo.”
When you plug a Device into your Delphi development environment you hope Delphi identifies it as a “Target”. What do you do if it does not?
Continue reading “Android Phone with correct USB Drivers Does not Register as a Target in Delphi.”
I recently ran into head winds making use of my newly acquired Mobile Development environment on Tokyo. In this article I explain some of these issues and how they were finally resolved in the hope it might help others.
Continue reading “Problems Connecting Android Devices to Delphi – Tokyo”
The great thing about software is that it always behaves in a logical and predictive pattern but sometimes that does not seem to be the case. When I added a date first elected report to my Australian Parliament pages I started to question this principle. Continue reading “It All Makes Sense Now”
It is one of the great things about Delphi that you are able to keep enhancing and reusing the same code base so my latest project builds on many years of software development. I had an obsession with the engineering and science representation with our parliament and thought I would use Delphi to analyse the CVs of our MPs and publish the results.
Continue reading “A Database of the Australian Federal Parliamentary Members”
I have been exploring Textures in Delphi 3D and this required an understanding of colors and at a later time will require the construction of very specific Bitmaps modeled on the one used by Anders Ohisson in his Maths Function Demo. Here I discuss two simple demo projects and a library of functions for creating bitmaps and textures in Delphi for Delphi. Continue reading “Playing with Colors Bitmaps and Textures in Delphi”
Finally I have Innova Object DCUs for all platforms. I have been able to test on Android and the iOS Simulator. DCUs for other iOS platforms are provided but as yet are not tested. These are available for both Berlin and Seattle versions.
Continue reading “Innova Solutions Object DB Now Supports Mobile”
Delphi as a product provides easy integration with various relational databases for storing your data but there are other alternatives.
Innova Solutions generally chooses not to use a standard relational database but persists business objects in an “Object” database implementation.
Continue reading “Innova Solutions Object Database – Delphi DCUs”
Integers Stored in a components “Objects” field and the use of Dynamic Records, ClassReferences and Pointers enables developers to extend components beyond the “Data Aware” mindset of basic Delphi. These original building blocks of the Pascal Language became to be considered “Unsafe” tricks and porting such code to the latest “NextGen” compiler environment becomes problematic.
Continue reading “Under “AutoRefCount” Pointers, Records and Integers clash with “Object” Properties”