Technology application provider, Embarcadero Technologies, recently launched FireMonkey, a CPU- and GPU-powered business application platform that allows developers to generate visually-engaging, native applications for Windows, Mac and mobile (iOS).
FireMonkey allows developers to quickly shape rich HD and 3D applications with fast native performance, animation, image effects, enterprise-class database connectivity and interactive data visualisation, and build to Amazon and Azure cloud services.
It aims to provide users with the experience of RIA platforms and the flexibility to run on the devices businesses care about – Windows, Mac and mobile.
The growth of devices, combined with emerging bring your own device policies, is generating high demand and developer opportunities for business applications scaling multiple platforms.
Data and hardware intensive applications for scientific, financial, medical, GIS, communications and machine control industries can deliver faster user experiences with FireMonkey’s GPU-powered HD scalable vector and 3D user interfaces, animation and effects.
FireMonkey includes hundreds of extensible pre-built components.
Rapid Application Development (RAD) visual development tools speed the work from prototype to production.
FireMonkey’s LiveBindings also enable users to connect any type of data or information to any FireMonkey user interface (UI) or graphics objects.
Users can then bind live data to standard UI controls or to HD and 3D graphics to create new ways to visualise data.
Connected applications can be built and extended with FireMonkey’s components for database, Cloud and Web services.
FireMonkey is included with Delphi XE2, C++Builder XE2 and RAD Studio XE2, which also includes RadPHP and Embarcadero Prism. All tools are now available worldwide.