[Lazarus] Delphi for Android

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 15 13:37:41 CEST 2013

On 15.08.2013 13:31, Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Aug 2013, Sven Barth wrote:
>> On 15.08.2013 11:47, Juha Manninen wrote:
>>> On Thu, Aug 15, 2013 at 12:34 PM, Sven Barth
>>> <pascaldragon at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>> Another article a few days back said that it's FireMonkey like on iOS.
>>> I don't even know how FireMonkey does it in those systems. I guess it
>>> takes care of both the control drawing and the layout. Somehow it must
>>> interact with the Android desktop. I must study the topic a little
>>> more. I don't even know how they do it on iOS.
>> FireMonkey is working more like our CustomDrawn widgetset. And for
>> interaction with the Android desktop they'll need to do the same as
>> we: use JNI.
>> From memory: Firemonkey is OpenGL based, everything custom drawn.
> The OpenGL ensures it runs on all platforms that use OpenGL.

Nevertheless they need to interact with the OS as well to get access to 
e.g. sensors or other services like SMS and such.


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