July 17, 2012

Telerik Adds Tablet Support to Kendo UI with iPad-Specific Tools

Developer tools and solutions provider Telerik last week unveiled the next major release of Kendo UI Complete, an HTML5, jQuery-based framework for building HTML apps. The latest version adds server-side wrappers for ASP.NET (News Alert) MVC, allowing it to support development for HTML5 and Javascript mobile apps and sites.

“With this release, Kendo UI moves beyond mobile phones to help developers create experiences with HTML5 that look native on the iPad and other tablets,” said Todd Anglin, vice president, HTML5 Web and mobile tools at Telerik, in a press release. “In addition, we’ve added important updates across the Kendo UI framework, including the first in a series of server-side wrappers that further equip developers to quickly and cost-effectively create advanced apps and mobile sites with HTML5 and JavaScript.”

In other words, the newest Kendo UI release adds a complete set of controls and widgets for creating iPad and other tablet user interfaces. With the increasing adoption of HTML5 — an ABI Research (NewsAlert) forecast says that the installed base of devices supporting HTML5 will hit over 2.1 billion by 2016 — developers are more often turning to HTML5 tools and Javascript to create software that can run on a variety of devices. Kendo UI’s unified framework uses adaptive rendering, allowing an app’s look and feel to automatically adapt to any device’s screen size and characteristics.

Lastly, Kendo UI’s widgets accommodate developing for touch-enabled desktops and mobile platforms  as well as desktop and mobile data visualization. With this latest release, a new set of controls and widgets are included specifically for iPad development, streamlining the development of "native-like apps."

Telerik also recently announced the open beta of its RadControls for Metro Toolset, the first available vendor-provided user interface suite to target the Windows 8 platform. With this, Telerik will be able to offer UI development tools for nearly any tablet on the market once Windows 8 is released later this year.

Want to learn more about HTML5? Then be sure to attend DevCon5, in New York City, July 23-24, 2012. HTML5 has the potential to revolutionize user interfaces, challenge the status quo and change the future of both desktop and mobile web experiences. Join fellow web developers, designers, and architects, as well as technology leaders and business strategists who will gather in New York to learn strategies and tactics to implement and execute HTML5. For more information on registering for DevCon5 click here.

Edited by Rachel Ramsey


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