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News Release

Demand for Embarcadero RAD Studio XE5 Nearly Doubles as Developers Flock

to Multi-device Mobile Solutions
Released: 10th October 2013
Publisher: RealWire

RAD Studio XE5 delivers true native, CPU executable code, while allowing developers to manage one codebase, one team and one schedule

Maidenhead, UK– Oct 10, 2013 – Embarcadero Technologies, a leading provider of software solutions for application and database development, announces a 31 percent year-over-year development tools revenue growth for the third quarter in response to the release of RAD Studio XE5, a multi-language, multi-device, and multi-database application development suite, with support for Android, iOS, Windows and OS X. RAD Studio XE5 is the only solution on the market that provides true native, CPU executable code on all four leading computing platforms, without sacrificing app quality, connectivity or performance.

According to a recent survey conducted by Dimensional Research on Windows developers, while 85 percent of developers are tasked with developing mobile apps and 85 percent prefer native apps, only 17 percent believe they can reasonably deliver native mobile apps for two or more platforms. RAD Studio XE5 enables users to create true native apps for PCs, tablets and smartphones and get them to app stores and enterprises fast. True native apps run directly on the device hardware with no scripting or interpretive layers, allowing developers to deliver the best user experience possible.

Key highlights of RAD Studio XE5 growth

  • Completely new native Android support (added to iOS, Windows and OS X) driving sales with developers.
  • More than 14,000 developers registered for XE5 live and online events in 30 countries worldwide.
  • Interest level is at an all time high with trial downloads for RAD Studio up 88 percent.
  • Year-over-year development tool revenue for the quarter up 31 percent, with some key markets, including Japan and Latin America, reporting more than 100 percent growth.

“We're very happy with the high level of enthusiasm surrounding the releases of Delphi XE5 and RAD Studio XE5,” said Michael Swindell, Embarcadero senior vice president of products. “It has become one of the most popular releases ever. Our customers are already producing amazing apps for Android and iOS 7, quickly expanding their desktop software businesses by including mobile in a big way.”

What RAD Studio XE5 users are saying
“With RAD Studio XE5 I offer Android app support, to complement the existing iOS app support for customers of my Windows and Mac software, enabling them to see up-to-date information, anywhere, anytime, via a multitude of mobile devices (tablet as well as phone)! I am able to do this all from the one development PC, compiling straight to my Mac via the LAN and sharing the same code base and methods.” – Brian Hamilton, www.weather-display.com

“With RAD Studio, I can now develop for the hottest mobile platforms and meet a larger universe of customers without having to learn new programming environments. It is amazing!” – Marcos Antonio Moreira, IT Advisor, Unimed Governador Valadares

“With RAD Studio XE5 I can now design many interesting apps with 3D animation for Android phones like HTC One X, SONY, and Samsung S3.” – Bill Chiang, PM, TTK

“I've personally used Xcode, the Android development tools and others. What you guys have done with Delphi is Amazing!” – Bruce D. Gilham, BDG Software, Inc.

“The latest version of Delphi opened up a new world to me with a new way to expand my business without changing my programming platform. I can now have my application running on all the most important platforms, Windows, OS X, iOS and Android. My first Delphi iOS application was accepted by Apple on the first try!” – G. Magistro, Sba Srl, www.sbasrl.it

“With Delphi XE5 I am able to take the code I developed for iOS directly to Android devices, a new market of about 345 million SmartPhones, without having to re-write my source code.” - Ricardo C. Boaro, Analista de Sistemas Comercial João Afonso Ltda

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