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The Benefits of Native Apps

Xojo creates native apps and uses the native user interface toolkit on each platform. This is important from the end-user’s point of view – we’ve all used apps that didn’t feel quite right, often Java or Electron-made apps. But it’s also important from the developer’s point of view because many of these design changes are effectively done for you.

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A Functional ForEach

When looping through an array, I am a big fan of using For Each as I find it more readable than using a For loop with a counter and looking up the item in the array with the counter. Sometimes it’s fun to do stuff just because you can! Plus, it makes for a good excuse to learn about some more advanced Xojo features

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Backwards SQLite Backups

If you use SQLite databases in your apps you may or may not be aware of the Backup method which allows you to quickly and asynchronously create a backup of an existing connected database. This is especially great if you have an in-memory database and you want to store that data on disk for later reference.

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#1 on the Xojo Roadmap: Android

We’re hard at work on Xojo’s upcoming Android support — it is our top priority. As we’ve discussed previously, you can see in the current versions of Xojo that the latest iOS controls now start with “Mobile” in their name. Although Android and iOS will start off as different project types, implementing the “Mobile” prefix is an important step to complete so you will see similar controls when Android support is available.

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