Apps for iOS and Android can now be created using a single code base following the release of new software from Embarcadero Technologies.
Embarcadero has launched RAD Studio XE5, an app for creating apps, which is a multi-language, multi-device and multi-database application development suite, with Android and iOS support.
The company's Sydney-based director, Asia Pacific Japan, Malcolm Groves, said the firm designed the software to be a game changer enabling developers to rapidly build native apps with rich user experiences on multiple devices with a single code base.
“The biggest challenge facing organisations today is how to best deliver their business across an ever-expanding list of devices," he said.
"With RAD Studio XE5, developers can now deliver native apps for Android, iOS, Windows and OS X devices in a fraction of the time and cost of any other solution.”
A new survey by Dimensional Research released recently shows that while 85 per cent of Windows developers are tasked with developing mobile apps and 85 per cent prefer native apps, only 17 percent believe they can reasonably deliver native mobile apps for two or more platforms.
Windows developers would like, on average, to more than double the number of devices they can deploy applications to.
RAD Studio XE5 enables users to create true native apps for PCs, tablets and smart phones.
Truly native apps run directly on the device hardware with no scripting or interpretive layers (and aren't web apps), allowing developers to deliver the best user experience possible.
The software provides CPU executable code on all four leading computing platforms – Android, iOS, Windows and OS X – while managing one code base, one team, and one schedule without sacrificing app quality, connectivity or performance, according to a company statement.
The RAD Studio XE5 and Delphi XE5 is available through Embarcadero Australian Distributor SoftGen.
SoftGen managing director, Richard Cotter said the company had conducted a successful business relationship with Embardadero since 1995.