Telerik announced a big update to its Kendo UI mobile development framework today with the release of several new features, including ASP.Net wrappers and functionality that extends the platform from just mobile devices to tablets as well.
The second major improvement is what the company calls ‘unique adaptive rendering.’ Kendo UI can automatically optimize an interface to fit the display screen of an iPad or Android tablet perfectly, meaning that the developer doesn’t have to do all that manually. Considering the sheer number of different devices out there, it’s not so hard to see how this adds up to a significant amount of avoidable labor.
Telerik’s really addressing the enterprise with this update, which is steadily adopting HTML5. One very special capability of Kendo UI is the support for existing languages where most developers have built up their skill sets, including .NET, Java and PHP.
Having already built a foundation around .NET, Telerik is creating a new brand around Kendo UI to demonstrate their broadened support of today’s cross-platform infrastructure. We’ve seen a few outreach updates from Telerik in recent weeks, including the debut of an iOS app for beta testers.