Become a developer superhero and build stunning cross-platform apps with DelphiAbout This BookA one-stop guide on Delphi to help you build cross-platform appsThis book covers important concepts such as the FireMonkey library, shows you how to interact with the Internet of Things, and enables you to integrate with Cloud servicesThe code is explained in detail with observations on how to create native apps for Ios and Android with a single code baseWho This Book Is ForIf you want to create stunning applications for mobile, desktop, the cloud, and the Internet of Things, then this book is for you. This book is for developers who would like to build native cross-platform apps with a single codebase for iOS and Android. A basic knowledge of Delphi is assumed, although we do cover a primer on the language.What You Will LearnUnderstand the basics of Delphi and the FireMonkey application platform as well as the specifics of Android and iOS platformsComplete complex apps quickly with access to platform features and APIs using a single, easy-to-maintain code baseWork with local data sources, including embedded SQL databases, REST servers, and Backend-as-a-Service providersTake full advantage of mobile hardware capabilities by working with sensors and Internet of Things gadgets and devicesIntegrate with cloud services and data using REST APIs and scalable multi-tier frameworks for outstanding multi-user and social experienceArchitect and deploy powerful mobile back-end services and get super-productive by leveraging Delphi IDE agile functionalityGet to know the best practices for writing a high-quality, reliable, and maintainable codebase in the Delphi Object Pascal languageIn DetailDelphi is the most powerful Object Pascal IDE and component library for cross-platform native app development. It enables building natively compiled, blazingly fast apps for all major platforms including Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and Linux.If you want to build server-side applications, create web services, and have clear GUIs for your project, then this book is for you.The book begins with a basic primer on Delphi helping you get accustomed to the IDE and the Object Pascal language and will then quickly move on to advanced-level concepts. Through this book, we'll help you understand the architecture of applications and will teach you the important concepts of the FireMonkey library, show you how to build server-side services, and enable you to interact with the Internet of Things. Towards the end, you will learn to integrate your app with various web services and deploy them.By the end of the book, you will be able to build powerful, cross-platform, native apps for iOS and Android with a single code base.Style and approachThis book will help you build cross-platform mobile apps with Delphi using a step-by-step approach.