Guest Post: Xojo Networking by Eric Gibbon
Posted by Alyssa Foley
Xojo's iOS Support and 64-bit
Posted by Geoff Perlman
As you may have heard, Apple announced that as of February 1st, 2015, all new apps submitted to the iOS App Store must support 64-bit. It was already our intention to be in beta testing on 64-bit in that timeframe. However, our original plan was to support Linux first since more and more Linux servers now only support 64-bit. Instead, we will support iOS first followed by the x86 platforms.
There have been several times over the years when platform requirements changed, requiring us to reprioritize and rapidly provide a solution. The last time this was the issue with QuickTime and the Mac App Store. In the case of 64-bit, we were already working on it. Apple has only accelerated our timeframe somewhat and changed our initial platform for 64-bit to iOS.
Regardless, 2015 will be our year for 64-bit and you can rest assured that it is our top priority to at least be in end-user testing by February 1st.
How Vulnerable Is Google?
Posted by Geoff Perlman
Google is by far the most popular search engine in the world with 71% of the market. While Google does many things, they make over 90% of their revenue from ads. In terms of revenue, that means that Google is a one-trick pony. If users switched en mass to another search engine, could Google's ad revenue quickly dry up?
A World Without Borders, Well Maybe Just Dimensions...
Posted by Norman Palardy
In the mobile development world it's common to support many devices, and therefore many screen sizes. Android devices come in a huge variety of sizes as do iPhones and iPads. Desktops and laptop sizes vary; but mobile is where you really notice the variety because they are so radically different.
XojoTalk 002: That's A Lot Of Tens
Posted by Paul Lefebvre
In the second episode of the XojoTalk podcast, Paul talks with Bob Keeney, a long-time member of the Xojo community and founder of BKeeney Software.
Getting Xojo Running on 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Posted by Stéphane Pinel
As you probably know, we're working hard on having the Xojo framework and IDE support 64bit. While this work is still in progress, there are more and more distributions mainly available as 64bit. If you can't work and/or deploy on a 32bit distribution, you need to get the IDE or your Xojo apps working properly on a 64bit distribution.