Sneak Peek: Embarcadero Technologies Previews RAD Studio 2010 Touch and Gesture Capabilities

By: Tim DelChiaro

Abstract: Continued innovation of Delphi meets the latest user needs from application development

Sneak Peek: Embarcadero Technologies Previews RAD Studio 2010 Touch and Gesture Capabilities

Continued innovation of Delphi meets the latest user needs from application development

SAN FRANCISCO – Aug. 11, 2009 – Embarcadero Technologies, a provider of database tools and developer software today, announced the second of three Embarcadero® RAD Studio 2010 sneak previews. The second sneak preview showcases how RAD Studio 2010 enables developers to build touch based GUI, tablet, touchpad and kiosk applications with a flexible touch enabled framework. New features include the ability to:

  • Create gesture and touch enabled applications in just a few easy steps
  • Get a quick start with more than 30 included gestures like left, right, up, down, scratch-out, and interactive multi-touch gestures like pan, zoom and rotate
  • Use the VCL Gesture Designer to visually add your own custom gestures at the component level
  • Use the virtual touch, multi-locale and multi-language keyboard for on-screen input
  • Upgrade existing Delphi and C++Builder applications to add support for touch and gesture input with little or no additional coding

The touch development support in RAD Studio 2010 is unique in that it seamlessly supports multiple versions of Windows including Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7; and works with a variety of inputs including single and multi-touch screens, pen and mouse.

“Touch is now a reality and can deliver far more interactive user experiences. From kiosks and Point of Sale to the iPhone and Windows 7, enabling gestures into every application is becoming a key competitive advantage as consumers and businesses recognize the benefits of natural input,” said Michael Swindell, vice president of products, Embarcadero Technologies. “With the upcoming launch of Delphi and C++Builder 2010, Embarcadero is providing a simple method for enabling touch and gestures in any application that can run on multiple Windows OSes. We are continuing to make Delphi the leading language and platform for interactive user focused applications.”

The gesture enhancements will benefit users of Embarcadero® All-Access™ with the upcoming versions of Delphi and C++Builder. Embarcadero All-Access enables customers to select from one of four All-Access levels providing on-demand access to the entire Embarcadero tool chest.

To view the latest sneak peek blogs and videos on RAD Studio 2010, visit www.embarcadero.com/rad-studio-2010.

About Embarcadero Technologies
Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of award-winning tools for application developers and database professionals so they can design systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of their platform or programming language. Ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero products to increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and compliance and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world. Embarcadero is online at www.embarcadero.com.


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