Today’s release of Xojo 2023r2 introduces support for the Android platform! With this release, Xojo iOS licenses are now Xojo Mobile licenses. Any current (not expired) Xojo Mobile license (formerly Xojo iOS licenses) can build for both iOS and Android using Xojo 2023r2. As always, Xojo Pro and Pro Plus licenses include support for all platforms and current Xojo Pro and Pro Plus licenses can build for Android using Xojo 2023r2. The addition of Android support does not change the price of Xojo Mobile, Xojo Pro or Xojo Pro Plus licenses.
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The recent news about Microsoft discontinuing Visual Studio’s support for Mac has got us talking about longevity in the field of software development. We all know technology changes rapidly and you, and the tools you use, can’t afford to stand still. Here’s an infographic that illustrates how Xojo’s been continually updating and modernizing since 1996 while other development tools come and go.
Microsoft recently announced that they are discontinuing Visual Studio for Mac, which was only just introduced in 2016. So how “safe” is relying on a big company for your development tool, really? If you are an enterprise company with a large investment in software and IT, you might want to take a look outside the big names and see what Xojo can offer. Xojo makes it quicker and easier to try out software ideas before you commit expensive development resources to your primary tools. And we’ve been dong it since 1998, with a focus on native, cross-platform development.
At Xojo we continually look to improve our skills and we are happy to be offering opportunities for everyone in the Xojo community to upgrade their skills too. At least once a month we are hosting new webinars. Webinars cover a variety of valuable topics, including getting started with Xojo, developing web apps, iOS development tips and the basics of using our newest platform, Android.
If you build desktop apps for Windows and wish to start using the new XAML-based controls via the DesktopXAMLContainer but aren’t sure how to localize those controls, here’s the solution:
In this first beta release of Android, there is some simple support for creating Android libraries and calling their methods from Xojo code. The Android libraries have to be written in Kotlin and compiled as AAR library files. Xojo code can call into the library using Declares.
The experience of creating Android apps in Xojo it very similar to how you create desktop, web and iOS apps. Having said that, here are 5 differences that you should be aware of to make your Xojo Android experience go smoothly.
Some of you likely want to start using XAML but your desktop projects also run on macOS and perhaps Linux. If that’s the case, what…
Now that Xojo can build apps for Android, let’s help you get started on your first Xojo Android project! Whether you’re already developing mobile apps or new to mobile development, getting started with Xojo is quick and easy. Xojo offers many resources for getting started with Xojo Android.
Many of us like using Xojo because it’s intuitive and extensible. With the introduction of support for Android in 2023r2, Xojo now offers support for apps running on not just phones and tablets but other devices that also use Android as their operating system such as the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Using and writing declares for Android is very similar to other platforms. The syntax is mostly the same, but we’ve made some additions to make Declares that change Controls easier. Let’s walk through a couple of easy-to-understand Declares to show you how they’re made.