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.
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.
We’re calling Android support in Xojo 2023r2 “Beta”. Android is a unique platform and has required a large number of brand new parts of Xojo to bring it to you in a way that follows recommended platform guidelines.
In order to test the Android apps you create in Xojo, you either need to have an actual Android device (Xojo supports on-device testing/debugging) or you need to set up an Android Emulator in Android Studio. Read on or jump over to Xojo YouTube Channel to watch this process in this Creating an Android Emulator video.
For the most part, designing mobile apps for Android and iOS is similar, but there are differences. Here are some important ones to keep in mind for a smoother Android experience.
Welcome to London! The 2023 Xojo Developer Conference is underway, starting with the keynote from Xojo Founder and CEO Geoff Perlman. The keynote video will be available shortly on Xojo’s YouTube channel so you can watch it on-demand, here is what we have announced so far:
Does anyone else feel like 2022 is the first year in many years where we have gotten back together, in-person, for big events, small get-togethers, travel and even the daily office grind? Whether that is the right thing to have done or not, it seems that is what many of us did in 2022. Though we all tried new things to stay connected over the past few years (Zoom-fatigue anyone?), there’s nothing like seeing an old friend after years apart.
In September we hosted The Xojo Developer Retreat in Nashville and it was a huge success! From exciting educational sessions, to an exploration of the Xojo product roadmap, to informative presentations from Xojo Engineers about how Xojo is made and the Xojo framework, there was a lot to take in! If you missed any of the announcements that were shared, you can watch Founder and CEO Geoff Perlman’s Conference Keynote free on YouTube. The rest of the session videos are available for purchase here.
Xojo has very good graphics support. You can drop images into your project and use them with several controls. You can use the various Paint events to draw your own graphics. And there’s another source of graphics you may not have considered: emojis. Emojis can be used anywhere that text can be used because they are simply Unicode characters. That means they can be used in textfields, buttons, labels, popup menus, listboxes and more.