Kendo UI is an HTML5, jQuery-based framework for building HTML apps. Todd Anglin, Telerik Vice President of HTML5 Web and Mobile Tools, said in a statement that the new release moves the product “beyond mobile phones to help developers create experiences with HTML5 that look native on the iPad and other tablets.”
Single UI Codebase
Telerik cites an ABI Research forecast that the installed base of mobile devices supporting HTML5 will boom from about 500 million units last year to over 2.1 billion by 2016.
Kendo UI Widgets
The new Kendo UI’s adaptive rendering, Telerik said, can “target multiple phone and tablet platforms with a single UI codebase,” without requiring developers to manually research and then combine “all of the plug-ins and frameworks and libraries needed to build mobile apps.”
Kendo UI’s widgets include ones for touch-enabled desktop development, desktop and mobile data visualization, and mobile app development. The new release offers a set of controls and widgets specifically for the leading tablet, Apple’s iPad, in order to streamline development of “native-like apps.”
Other Kendo UI enhancements in the new release include enhanced widgets and charts for the presentation of touch-sensitive visual information, Popover and Split View controls, Action Sheet and Modal view widgets, donut and bubble chart types, date axis support, more arrow types for the radial gauge and a combined DateTimePicker widget.
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