Embarcadero RAD Studio XE8 is the complete software development solution for rapidly designing, coding, and extending “connected” apps across Windows, Mac, iOS, Android and IoT. Build industrial strength and Business ready solutions incorporating multiple native client platforms, mobile extensions, smart devices like smart watches and other IoT gadgets, cloud services, Enterprise and embedded data. Remove the stress of multiple teams and multiple codebases and create fast native apps for Windows, OS X and mobile from one codebase.
What can you do with RAD Studio XE8?
- Extend Your VCL and FireMonkey Apps with Mobile, Cloud, Wearables and the Internet of Things
- Build Connected Apps with App Tethering
- Leverage Proximity Awareness with Beacons
- Support Functionality of Thousands of Devices over Bluetooth and WiFi
- Connect with Popular BaaS Providers and Cloud Services Using Native HTTP Libraries
RAD Studio XE8 gives developers the application platform with the tools they need to extend existing VCL Windows or FireMonkey apps to mobile, wearables, and IoT solutions. These solutions are powered by distributed, connected apps that are deployed across Windows, Android, iOS, OS X, wearables, like Smart Watches, IoT devices like Beacons, middleware, enterprise backends, and cloud hosted services.
Dealing with Multiple UI Form Factors? Revolutionise the Process With FireUI
RAD Studio XE8 and the FireUI Multi-Device Designer delivers the only true single source solution for natively compiled applications. Most vendors who support native cross-platform development require separate user interfaces to be written on each platform.
Build a common UI that works across multiple form factors of mobile phones, tablets, and desktop systems. Most mobile development solutions do not support the creation of PC apps for Windows and OS X.
RAD Studio XE8 continues to enhance the process of building great apps with FireUI! The all new Multi-Device Preview provides a design time side-by-side view comparing your apps UI over different form factors on a given platform – all in one window!
Quickly Extend VCL Apps With Mobile, Cloud, and IoT
Functionality of existing business apps can be easily extended to integrate mobile devices and new IoT gadgets that deliver novel solutions. Useful IoT and business apps are no longer stand-alone (tethered to a single mobile app) but are distributed over several tiers, gadgets and devices such as operating system platforms including Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, as well as middle-ware, cloud, servers, and enterprise services. Extending existing apps is a big win for business app developers because they can incorporate IoT solutions while maintaining existing infrastructure and leveraging existing and large codebases. Virtually all industries can immediately benefit from building connected apps, such as retail, food services, health care, manufacturing and industrial automation; the applications are limitless!
Mobilize Your Business With Enterprise Mobility Services (EMS)
Enterprise Mobility Services (EMS) is a new turnkey solution for today's interconnected, distributed apps, offering an easy to deploy middleware server that hosts loadable custom API and data access modules. EMS is based on open and standard technologies, including REST HTTP calls and JSON data formats, and provides major SQL database drivers along with a built-in encrypted SQL datastore. With its user management and authentication plus user and API analytics, Enterprise Mobility Services is ideal for enabling secure access from mobile and desktop apps to Enterprise Databases. EMS is a middleware solution that is stateless, restful, scalable, and secure. Open the world of connected devices to your existing Windows VCL app with EMS!
EMS has been improved with updated and new features. Push Notifications server support for iOS and Android allows developers to deliver event driven notifications to the end user’s device through EMS.
Be More Productive Than Ever
Get the most productivity from any native development platform to create connected apps for multiple devices and platforms, IoT gadgets, and wearables like smart watches without having to manage separate code bases with multiple frameworks and languages.
RAD Studio XE8 adds new features that will make you more productive than ever. With the all new GetIt Package Manager you can browse, download, and integrate new components, right from the IDE!
Supercharge App Performance
RAD Studio XE8 gives your development team the tools they need to create high performance native multi-device apps. Prototype and develop native apps in standard C++ or the Delphi Object Pascal language for multiple devices simultaneously. Take full advantage of Multi-Core CPUs with the parallel programming library.
Know What Your Users Are Doing With Your Desktop, Mobile, and Middleware Apps
Understanding how your end-users are engaging with your app will help avoid app abandonment. AppAnalytics provides developers with a visual representation of how users are interacting with applications built with RAD Studio XE8. Custom API analytics and reporting inform the develop how deployed apps are consuming hosted RESTful APIs.
Bring your VCL Windows app to the cloud with RAD Studio XE8! Integrate cloud based services from Backend as a Service (BaaS) providers, Kinvey, Parse, and App42 with components for popular BaaS services like notifications, user management, and storage.