There is a new RAD Studio Mobile roadmap available on Embarcadero Developer Network. While the focus on Delphi and C++Builder mobile support for iOS and Android, there are also a couple of features mentioned that go beyond mobile. The complete set of slides is at:
Here are a few elements worth underlining:
- NDK-based Android Platform support
- Advertising and Payments
- InterBase Lite on Android
- REST Client Framework and Mobile BaaS (Business as a Service) Support
In terms of expected timing and availability, below is the timing slide while the indication is the packaging will be similar to XE4, with the optional Mobile Pack for Delphi Professional. Enterprise level editions are indicated to include all platforms. Here is the timing slide of the Roadmap (an estimate, as you can read in the fine print):
PS. Notice the active offers: free 6 month maintenance if you buy a new Delphi license of selected editions; and upgrade price for developers on Delphi 2009 and before in case they buy with 1 year maintenance. Details on www.embarcadero.com/radoffer. Buy Delphi today, get ready for a mobile future.