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Pumpkin Controller Native Apps for Windows

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Posted: November 19, 2023 | Categories: Delphi, Flutter, Microsoft Windows

In the post I published earlier today I mentioned that someday I might make a native windows version of my Pumpkin Controller app (See Glowing Pumpkin). Well apparently today's the day.

Flutter App

I guess I wasn't paying attention when I wrote that because Flutter apps are cross platform apps and all it took me was a minute or so to create, build, and test the Windows version of the app. Here's a screen shot:

Pumpkin Controller Windows

Everything seems to work OK except that the Toast module I used doesn't support Windows, so you won't see any notifications when it completes successfully or when it fails. I'll see what I can do to fix that.

I'll have to figure out how to generate a Windows executable out of Android Studio and publish it in the repository. Stay tuned on that one.

FireMonkey App

I did a little Delphi development this weekend, so when I decided to build a native Windows version of the Pumpkin Controller app I used RAD Studio and FireMonkey to create a cross-platform native version of the app using Object Pascal. Here's a screen shot of the app:

Pumpkin Controller Windows

I didn't do anything to make the app pretty, I was just trying to figure out how to make it work using FireMonkey.

I generated Win32 and Win64 executables and published them as Releases in the Pumpkin Controller FireMonkey project.

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