I’m using Delphi XE-5 for development and they are contradictory.
I think that person who is responsible for whole product is truly visionary and he actually saved future of whole product.
The fact that you can by one code develop under Windows (32 or 64bit), Mac, Android and iOS is just amazing.
And it’s really working.
Well the Android app take long time until it starts because the app is not a Java but it’s a native application. Benefit is that any component will work there. It’s really great.
But there are also bad things. There are some decisions that was made and that makes me crazy.
If you are using the wonderful Total Commander like me you may need to use FTP over SSL (FTPS).
NOTE: don’t mix it with SFTP. SFTP is FTP over SSH and you need to have SSH access to the server to use it. For SFTP download official plugin.
Total Commander doesn’t have it as part of it’s installation and you need to install it manually.
As I started to develop for the Mac and iPhone/iPads I purchased my self a Mac.
I didn’t want to invest so much into it, so I found used Mac Pro for just 500 USD, but it’s XEON 2x 2 GHz, with 6GB RAM and 500 GB Disk space. For that price quite amazing hardware even for PC.
And then I want to start to develop my first iPhone application and I found out that I need to have operating system Mountain Lion (10.8) or Mavericks (10.9), but I has Snow Leopard (10.6). When I tried to download the Mavericks from Apple store, but I got message that it’s not compatible.
So I start to dig and I found out that my Mac is version 1,1 which can’t be official updated.
As I wrote at my previous post, I was trying to update my iPhone 3G to iOS 6 by using whited00r.
Well I couldn’t leave it like that so I was playing with that today more and I managed to install the whited00r firmware, thanks to this detail description.
Unfortunately it’s not iOS 6. It’s iOS 3.1.3 with some of the features of iOS 6, but not compatible. Means you can’t download newer apps from the Apple store. Actually I tried about 5 apps (Google maps, etc..) and I didn’t found any that can be downloaded :(.
Just nice page to show the iPhone’s Screens – http://www.iphoneresolution.com/
I’m now working on my first commercial game for the iPhone at Delphi XE5. It’s called Piano Wizard .
I was just sending to the customer a version for testing (it’s called Ad hoc) and it doesn’t worked at his phone.
UPDATE: Please read my newer post about this issue.
As I started to develop for the iPhones and iPads I purchased iPhone 3G for 50$.
Then I find out that 3G is not anymore officialy supported by Apple and that it doesn’t make sense to develop applications for such “old” hardware.
Yesterday I found that there are custom firmware that could be loaded into the iPhone: http://www.whited00r.com/iPhone3G