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Telerik Updates Kendo UI HTML5 Framework

Telerik has updated its Kendo UI JQuery-based framework for rich HTML5 apps that look and feel native on any device.

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This HTML5 and JavaScript platform is comprised of rich jQuery-based widgets, a consistent programming interface, DataSource, validation, internationalization options, a MVVM (Model View ViewModel) framework, plus themes and templates.

With this release, Kendo UI exists as an HTML5/JavaScript framework to deliver low-level performance optimizations across web, data visualization, and mobile.

Telerik's Todd Anglin says that developers working with HTML5 and JavaScript today are often concerned with performance, both on the Web and on mobile platforms.

"Rather than build custom demos to showcase the power of the web platform, we invested in framework engineering that delivers maximum performance out-of-the-box," said Anglin. "Developers using Kendo UI to build modern web or mobile apps simply have better performing solutions compared to using other frameworks. We're doing the hard, low-level optimizations so our customers can stay focused on building amazing experiences for their customers."

Kendo UI Q2 2013 features the introduction of a "Flat UI" theme for Kendo UI Web and a "Flat UI" universal theme for Kendo UI Mobile, which is gauged to improve app performance by 30 percent.

There is support for tables in Kendo UI Editor, along with a new "responsive rendering" that adapts across desktop and mobile browsers. Also new here is a Scheduler widget for Kendo UI Web and a Facebook-style "Drawer menu" widget.

Users of Kendo UI have said that they can "go directly to tablet and mobile" without touching the backend services, with little impact on the learning curve of the development team. Its makers claim that Kendo UI has been downloaded more than 200,000 times and is in use in more than 200 countries.

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