Press Release

Xojo 2019 Release 3 Is Now Available; Adds Dark Mode For iOS and 100+ Improvements

AUSTIN, TX, USA (December 11, 2019) — Xojo, Inc., the company that has enabled over 400,000 developers to build native cross-platform applications, today announced the availability of Xojo 2019 Release 3. Xojo is a rapid application development tool for making apps for the desktop (macOS, Windows and Linux), web, iOS, and Raspberry Pi. With over 100 improvements, this release adds some exciting updates for iOS, including iOS 13 Dark Mode support, color groups and more.

Xojo is the best environment for professional developers, citizen developers and hobbyists alike. Xojo applications compile to machine code for greater performance and security. Xojo 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 significantly faster than traditional tools. Xojo comes with a drag and drop user interface builder and the Xojo programming language is simple and straight-forward.

"Xojo 2019r3 is a must-have release for anyone building iOS apps in Xojo," commented Geoff Perlman, Xojo Founder and CEO. "In iOS 13 Dark Mode is required. Because Xojo uses native controls, most users need only open their projects with this release and click Build to get a version with Dark Mode support. For users creating custom controls, we have added Color Groups, which make it easy to draw with color knowing that the appropriate color for Light or Dark Mode will be used."

"After implementing a software Dark Mode in Packr, a travel app made with Xojo, last summer, I am happy to be able to support the native iOS 13 Dark Mode in all of my apps," commented Jeremie Leroy, maker of Packr. "Many users are requesting it and I can now tell them it will be available very soon. In addition, the iOSimage.SystemImage method is perfect for quickly prototyping a design and supporting native system pictures."

Xojo 2019 Release 3 includes the following features for iOS:

  • iOS 13 Dark Mode support
  • Color groups
  • iOS Blur effects using iOSRectangle
  • iOS SF Symbol image access
  • iOS Text Area border settings

In addition, this release also includes:

  • SQLite has been updated to 3.29.0
  • ListBox iterators
  • String improvements
  • DateTime improvements
  • System.VersionData class for getting OS version information

Xojo 2019 Release 3 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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