Progress Launches New Cloud Mobile Development Features in Telerik Platform Release Highlights Great Momentum in First Year

After 20,000 apps built, major customer wins and industry accolades, advances to Telerik Platform solution makes mobile development a faster, more powerful experience

BEDFORD, Mass.--()--Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced the next evolution of its Telerik® Platform offering, the only mobile development platform combining rich UI tools and cloud services to build compelling apps, regardless of operating system, device or technology. After a year on the market, the Telerik Platform offering has hit many major milestones, culminating in its latest release, which focuses on speed, powerful mobile app development and testing.

“The Telerik Platform solution demonstrates our capabilities within the mobile space and our ongoing commitment to the developer communities we serve,” said Aaron Mahimainathan, SVP DevTools & Platform, Telerik, A Progress Company. “Making the development process a seamless experience–regardless of the development approach–is a top priority. After many successes, including thousands of apps built, a global customer base and a ‘Visionary’ position in the Gartner MQ for Mobile App Dev Platforms, the latest Telerik Platform release makes it by far the most robust platform in the market for creating beautiful enterprise and consumer apps.”

Feature Advancements
Launched in January 2014, the modular, cloud-first, end-to-end vision of Telerik Platform offering is unlike any other in the market today. Furthered with the release of three new modules in June focusing on prototyping, distributing and gathering user feedback, Telerik Platform solution has been widely adopted by developers the world over based on its ease-of-use and agility. Additionally, with the launch of the Verified Plugins Marketplace, the first-of-its-kind gallery of Cordova/PhoneGap plugins, Telerik is building a strong ecosystem of plugins aimed at closing the gaps in creating feature-rich applications using open source Cordova APIs.

Today’s Telerik Platform release focuses on speed and powerful mobile development. Equipped with day one support for the latest iOS and Android releases, it offers device cloud testing, enabling automated app testing for hundreds of different devices. According to Gartner, “Cloud testing solutions are becoming commonplace in performance and load testing, including performance monitoring. In addition, the demands created by bring your own device (BYOD) programs and development pressure around device-centered computing has created a strong drive to make use of device clouds.”1

Another major enhancement, Screen Builder (currently in beta) accelerates PhoneGap app scaffolding and enables both developers and business users to create 80 percent of the mobile app from pre-built and pre-wired screens―without ever touching code.

The latest Telerik Platform release also makes mobile development easier and more guided than ever, by providing new mobile app dev quick start templates to get developers building complex mobile apps fast. With the new templates and quick start workflows, developers can build their first app in as little as 15 minutes.

In addition, the release takes interactive push notifications to the next level with the Telerik Cordova Push plugin with built-in backend services, push troubleshooting logs and a simplified push API.

Finally and most notably, the Telerik® open source project, NativeScript®, (still in private beta) is gaining strong momentum. In its drive to create the best native development framework, the NativeScript offering now includes robust support for CSS styling of native app UI, an improved cross-platform JavaScript framework, support for third party native libraries and the ability to build native apps using Command Line Interface. For more information on the NativeScript project, click here.

Customer Success
During the last year, developers have created more than 20,000 apps using Telerik Platform tools and solutions. More than 600 enterprise organizations leverage its strength in UI to create business apps that serve customers, partners and employees worldwide. Telerik Platform apps range from HR and payroll services, governmental data and inventory control to property details and more. Some of its many customers include Boston Heart Diagnostics, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, United Health and the University of Wisconsin.

“At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we chose Telerik Platform and Kendo UI® solutions for our Badger Gameday app for two reasons: The hybrid development approach allowed us to leverage our existing HTML and JavaScript expertise, and the Telerik Platform offering makes delivering test builds and publishing the app to market incredibly simple. Our testers love the Telerik AppBuilder companion app’s LiveSync feature which makes it unbelievably quick and simple to test new builds. The Kendo UI controls enable our users to get the game results, schedules, video highlights and other fan info they need in a fast, fluid interface with performance that feels truly native. The Telerik Platform solution removes all the friction and complexity of cross-platform mobile development, and allows us to deliver an app that would simply be too time consuming to develop and support otherwise,” said Brad Westness, IT Specialist at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Industry Accolades
In the last year, Telerik Platform honors spanned several awards and recognitions, including both the American and International Business Awards (Stevies) for Mobile Dev Solution, the European ICT Innovation of the Year Award and the Golden Bridge Award for Mobile Innovation. Telerik was also recognized by Gartner as a Visionary in the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms.

The new release of Telerik Platform solution is available today. To learn more about the latest features and to hear more about future development, please click here.

Additional Resources:

Progress Corporate Blog
Telerik Blog
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About Progress Software Corporation
Progress Software Corporation (NASDAQ: PRGS) is a global software company that simplifies the development, deployment and management of business applications on-premise or in the cloud, on any platform or device, to any data source, with enhanced performance, minimal IT complexity and low total cost of ownership. Progress Software can be reached at www.progress.com or 1-781-280-4000.

Progress, Telerik, Kendo UI and NativeScript are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. Any other names contained herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

1 Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2014,” 24 July 2014, David Mitchell Smith

Contacts

Telerik: A Progress Company
Erica Burns, 888-365-2779 #154
Erica.Burns@telerik.com

Release Summary

Progress today announced the next evolution of its Telerik Platform offering.

Contacts

Telerik: A Progress Company
Erica Burns, 888-365-2779 #154
Erica.Burns@telerik.com