Press Release

Xojo Announces the Availability of Xojo 2018 Release 2; Includes Optimizations for Windows and iOS Platforms

AUSTIN, TX, USA (August 7, 2018) — Xojo, Inc., the company that has enabled over 340,000 developers to build native cross-platform applications, today announced the availability of Xojo 2018 Release 2. Xojo is a rapid application development tool for making apps for the desktop (macOS, Windows and Linux), web, iOS, and Raspberry Pi. With over 160 improvements, this release has some exciting updates, especially for those who use Xojo on Windows or to build iOS apps.

Xojo is the best environment for professional developers, citizen developers and hobbyists alike. Xojo applications compile to machine code for greater performance and security. It uses native controls so apps look and feel right on each platform. Since one set of source code can be used to support multiple platforms, development is 10 times faster than traditional tools. Xojo comes with a drag and drop user interface builder and one straightforward programming language for development.

"One of the things that makes Xojo valuable to our users is that we are constantly bringing it up to date," commented Geoff Perlman, Xojo Founder and CEO. "This release reflects that promise, as we are focused on improving iOS and continuing to make the Windows experience a better one."

Xojo 2018 Release 2 includes:

  • Continued Windows optimizations
  • iOS Improvements, such as:
    • iOSTable supports pull-to-refresh
    • iOSTable better supports varying row heights with iOSCustomTableCell
    • iOSView supports large titles on iOS 11+
    • iOSHTMLViewer now uses WKWebView for better compatibility
  • Added SpecialFolder.Resources and GetResource methods
  • SQLiteDatabase updated to 3.23.1
  • HTMLViewer uses WebKit2 on Linux (if available) and latest Chromium Embedded Framework 3 on Windows (when WebKit is selected)

Xojo 2018 Release 2 is available at Xojo is free to use for learning and development. For information on pricing and licensing options, please visit

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