Communications · Foundation · Uncategorized

Receiving push notifications from Apple’s Push Notification and Google’s Firebase Cloud Messaging services

In the previous article we demonstrated how to roll your own Google Firebase Cloud Messaging and Apple APNS push notifications from Delphi apps in a unified manner. This article continues the conversation about how to easily receive and consume them in your Delphi mobile app. Introduction If you are authoring a Delphi service for the… Continue reading Receiving push notifications from Apple’s Push Notification and Google’s Firebase Cloud Messaging services

Communications · Social · Uncategorized

Embed Facebook SDK for Android in your Delphi mobile app (Part 2)

In this article we will demonstrate how to embed the Android SDK for Facebook for using the Facebook APIs and simplifying social login in your mobile app. The techniques discussed in this article are also universal for adapting other 3rd party Android SDKs into Delphi apps. Part 1 focuses on Facebook/iOS, Part 2 focuses Facebook/Android,… Continue reading Embed Facebook SDK for Android in your Delphi mobile app (Part 2)

Foundation · Libraries · Uncategorized

Efficient and easy-to-use JSON and BSON library

We share our efficient and easy-to-use JSON and BSON library that supports a Document Object Model (DOM), direct reading and writing in JSON and BSON format, and automatic serialization of Delphi records and classes to and from JSON and BSON. Why another JSON library? There are already quite a few JSON libraries out there, so… Continue reading Efficient and easy-to-use JSON and BSON library

Communications · Social · Uncategorized

Using Facebook SDK native framework for iOS and Android for Social Login and more (Part 1)

In this article we will demonstrate how to embed the iOS framework SDK for Facebook so you can present a more professional social login feature for users of your app. We will also show how to perform various Facebook SDK requests transparently for the user from your client app using the Facebook SDK framework instead… Continue reading Using Facebook SDK native framework for iOS and Android for Social Login and more (Part 1)

Communications · Uncategorized

Sending iOS (and Android) remote push notifications from your Delphi service with the HTTP/2 protocol

In this article we are going to discuss how to make a base unifying class for sending remote push notifications from your service to both the iOS (Apple Push Notification Service) and Android (Firebase Cloud Messaging) as well as covering how to use the newer Apple HTTP/2 protocol interface for sending push notifications from Delphi.… Continue reading Sending iOS (and Android) remote push notifications from your Delphi service with the HTTP/2 protocol

Communications · Uncategorized

Using the Google Cloud Platform APIs

This article covers how to use the Google Cloud Platform in conjunction with the Google Compute Engine to call various Google APIs. In this article we show how to call the new Speech-To-Text API from a backend instance running on the Google Compute Engine. If you are creating services for the cloud these days then… Continue reading Using the Google Cloud Platform APIs

Foundation · Uncategorized

Expand your Collections collection – Part 2: a generic ring buffer

We continue our tour of custom collections with a generic ring buffer. What is a ring buffer? A ring buffer (also known as a circular buffer) is a fixed-size buffer that is connected end-to-end. It is similar to a queue in that behaves like a FIFO (First-In-First-Out) buffer. But unlike a queue, it does not… Continue reading Expand your Collections collection – Part 2: a generic ring buffer