HTML5 development has made some major gains of late—just about every field of endeavor from gaming to productivity software has seen some kind of new advantage come from HTML5—but that doesn't mean that development has started to slow up any. Indeed, Telerik is looking to make a major new play in the field of HTML5 development, bringing its Kendo UI Mobile package to the open source market with the release of Kendo UI Core.
The Kendo UI Core system was designed to join the Icenium cross-platform mobile application development system, regarded as Telerik's flagship system. Released under the Apache 2.0 license, this allows users easy access to the system overall, and to put it to work in developing other tools.
In turn, according to reports, Telerik hopes that putting the Kendo UI Core out in open source will allow for many new contributions to the overall code base, which it will in turn be able to use in its own commercial releases. Plus, as Telerik continues along on its own development path, further additions of its own will likely be made to the code base that others can use, refine, and develop further to fit other commercial product.
While Telerik may not get a bounty of code products out of this new development—and only time will really tell just how successful this project ultimately is—even one might well be enough to make it worthwhile, and with this, Telerik has secured its place as a leader in the field, offering up the foundation of likely several new tools to emerge. The release of Kendo UI Core might well be one of the best moves Telerik has ever made.
Edited by Alisen Downey