BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) today announced the latest release of its rapid application development platform, Progress® Rollbase®. Released in Q3 2015, Rollbase 4.0 platform comes with significant enhancements to its UI, based on the Telerik® Kendo UI® framework and integration with Telerik® Platform, the industry-leading mobile app development platform for iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications.
“Progress has a long-standing reputation for providing customers with technology solutions that deliver competitive advantages to drive businesses forward. But with the age of digital business transformation upon us, it’s important that applications not only work well, but offer an engaging user experience, too,” said Brandon Satrom, General Manager for Developer Platforms and Tools, Progress. “The latest Rollbase release brings together a nexus of forces–the reliable ‘system of record’ application development platform of Progress, with the ability to create a modern UI using Kendo UI framework–and deliver the beautiful mobile apps Telerik is known for. It’s clear proof of an acquisition strategy done right.”
New in Rollbase 4.0:
New, Responsive User Interface: Progress Rollbase platform has a new, responsive user interface (UI), redesigned using rich Telerik Kendo UI widgets, allowing applications to run unchanged on a wide range of devices. In addition, application developers who want to customize an application UI now have access to the full Telerik Kendo UI Professional Edition library. Application users can select from any one of 15 built-in application themes, including two sets of complementary light and dark themes, to provide flexibility and individuality in the appearance of an application.
Integration with Telerik Platform: The integrated offering gives developers quick and easy access to Rollbase data and user authentication, for use in building mobile applications–without downloading SDKs or learning a new language. Specifically, Progress Rollbase platform now integrates with Telerik® AppBuilder via a Progress Data Catalog file (.json) and Telerik® ScreenBuilder via the Progress Data Service (JSDO). Customers can build compelling web-based business applications integrated with mobile apps in a fraction of the time it would take using other tools.
Rollbase Marketplace: Progress also announced the Progress Rollbase Marketplace, an online storefront where customers can post, share and download Progress Rollbase applications. The Marketplace is customizable and “brandable” to meet the needs of specific customer segments, and offers three categories of applications:
- Application templates provided by Progress (royalty-free)
- Open source applications provided by Progress customers and partners (royalty-free)
- Listing information for Progress Rollbase applications, from Progress partners (for purchase)
Quick Start Tutorial and Fast Track Page: To help new users get up to speed quickly, Progress created a Fast Track page, featuring a Quick Start Tutorial to guide users through creating an application. The page also includes links to user assistance videos and documentation.
“For our customers and partners, this is exciting news,” said Satrom. “The cloud-based mobile application development capabilities in Telerik Platform strongly complement the rapid application development capabilities of Progress Rollbase platform. Progress is now able to create a powerful developer experience, not only by offering tools to build highly customized user interfaces, but by enabling digital transformation with the integration of two truly modern application development platforms.”
Today’s news comes after the recent release of Telerik® Platform for OpenEdge®, which enables customers and partners to extend OpenEdge applications with advanced mobile app development capabilities, and test and deployment features. The combination of Telerik Platform, Progress OpenEdge application, and now Progress Rollbase platform demonstrates the company's focus on delivering mission-critical systems that meet the demands of SaaS/Cloud, web and mobile environments.
The latest release of Progress Rollbase platform is available today. For more details, visit https://www.progress.com/rollbase/whats-new.
Progress (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 can be reached at www.progress.com or 1-781-280-4000.
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