AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Embarcadero Technologies (recently acquired by IDERA), a leading provider of software solutions for application development, today introduced its monthly “Cool App” contest, which awards prizes and showcases interesting applications built using Embarcadero's software development products. The first contest winner is 1Password, a premier password and identity manager built on Embarcadero Delphi that runs on millions of desktops and mobile devices worldwide.
Embarcadero’s Cool App contest is open to business or consumer applications across all industries using any type of tool developers can build with RAD Studio, Delphi or C++Builder. Qualifying apps can use VCL, FireMonkey, DataSnap, EMS, FireDAC, InterBase and any other components, libraries, services, sites, infrastructures, APIs or devices. Embarcadero will award Cool App contest winners $2,000 that can be used toward the purchase of Embarcadero products. In addition, the company will highlight winning submissions on its YouTube channel.
“We’re proud that our products are being used to build such a diversity of amazing apps, and we congratulate 1Password on winning our first Cool App award,” said Michael Swindell, senior vice president of marketing and product management at Embarcadero. “At Embarcadero, we support the development of all types of applications – desktop, mobile, server, cloud, personal, professional, industrial – and we look forward to seeing many of the cool apps our community members have built through this contest.”
Used by millions since its inception in 2009, 1Password keeps people’s digital life secure and always available, safe behind one unique password. 1Password is integrated into web browsers so users can create passwords, fill in credit cards and sign in to online accounts with a single click. AES-256 encryption protects sensitive information at all times, and features like Security Audit and Watchtower ensure that passwords are strong and secure.
“It’s a real honor to be selected as the first winner of Embarcadero’s Cool App contest, and I hope to be considered again for other Delphi apps in the future,” said 1Password developer Stefan van As. “While I can read almost every computer language, I find myself to be most productive writing Delphi code. Delphi apps are fast, efficient, self-contained and they have a relatively small footprint.”
Embarcadero tools are built for elite developers who build and maintain the world’s most critical applications. Our customers choose Embarcadero because we are the champion of developers, and our tools help them build more secure and scalable enterprise applications faster than any others on the market. In fact, ninety of the Fortune 100 and an active community of more than three million users worldwide rely on Embarcadero’s award-winning products. To learn more, visit www.embarcadero.com.