Sunday, October 10, 2010

Delphi For Android Progress & Component Poll

Currently focusing on:
  1. Project planning for the next Sprints until first Beta version and first release version 1.0
  2. Indicate Application Icon and other assets
  3. Write Android specific components like TDroidButton (extend TButton), TDroidLabel (extends TLabel) etc that only have Android specific properties/methods/events.
  4. Library support: You can write your own libraries, this will help extending the tool (will blog more about this later)
  5. Audio and video support
  6. Images components
  7. Activity library to manage the activity events etc
  8. Sample applications
All above is still part of the Activity, later tasks add support for Android Services, Intents, Broadcast Receivers, Content Providers, Widgets etc.

Other notes:

C++ Builder support will be added much later and isn't part of this release version 1.0.
Lazarus/Delphi Prism support much later.

Twitter Poll: Create your own Delphi->Android components?

Please fill in the poll here.

I use polls to get feedback on what direction to take in the tool.... Sometimes to make a design decisions is difficult and for that I ask feedback.

Currently all components like TButton etc will have Android specific version that only have Android properties/events.

Only myself can write additional components.


CastleSoft said...

Wow.. Great progress.

Any idea when the beta will be ready ?

And any idea on the cost when you release it ?

Lennie De Villiers said...

Sometime next year, we're hard at work on the tool.

Cost unknown at this stage.