Embarcadero Names HOP Cool App for December

Hunger Obesity Prevention app reduces childhood obesity while
enabling charitable donations to feed hungry children

AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Embarcadero
Technologies
(a division of IDERA),
a leading provider of software solutions for application development,
today announced that Hunger Obesity Prevention (HOP) has won its Cool
App contest for December. HOP provides information and tools to help
obese children lose weight. The app also includes a fundraising
component so people can pledge money for each pound lost, which goes to
UNICEF to feed hungry children.

Obesity is a global health epidemic among developed countries that
affects an estimated 41 million children and young adults worldwide,
according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations
Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF). Obesity leads to serious health
problems such as Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol
levels, fatty liver disease, gallstones and heart diseases. By contrast,
malnourishment and hunger in poor countries affects 159 million children
globally, resulting in more than three million deaths each year.

The HOP
app was developed with Embarcadero’s RAD Studio by middle school
students Shreeya and Sefalta as part the ProjectCSGIRLS program that
nurtures girls’ interest in computer science. It allows obese children
to “share calories” with hungry children by donating on their behalf to
UNICEF to celebrate burned calories that result in each pound of weight
loss. The app helps overweight children set goals, track physical
activity, create diet plans and record weight over time, while
motivating them through contributing to a greater cause.

“It’s truly humbling to see how young developers are making such a
profound impact in the world using our tools,” said Jim McKeeth, lead
developer evangelist and engineer at Embarcadero. “It’s our honor to
award HOP the Cool App distinction for December, and we’re really
excited to see how the app will help countless children around the
world.”

“We tried lots of different tools to create our HOP app, but found they
were difficult to follow and the codes were too long. Embarcadero, on
the other hand, was very easy to use for app development,” said software
engineer Suresh Krishnan, who shared the girls’ experience with
Embarcadero. “The drag and drop menus, form builder tools and easy
coding options were quite convenient. Without prior knowledge or
experience in advanced coding, we were able to easily compile codes for
multiple devices and develop the app quickly. We’re excited to win the
Cool App contest and strongly recommend Embarcadero to other kids
interested in developing apps.”

Embarcadero’s Cool App contest is open to any business or consumer
application built 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 awards Cool App contest winners a $500 Amazon gift
card and winning submissions are also highlighted on the company’s YouTube
channel
. For more information on the contest and a link to the
submission form, click here.

About Embarcadero

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.

Contacts

for Embarcadero
David Gibbs, 512-826-0754
david@foliocom.com

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