Kendo UI, a new product from leading developer tools and solutions provider Telerik, today announced the launch of the Kendo UI framework. Targeted at professional software developers, Kendo UI delivers everything needed for front-end development with JavaScript and HTML5.

“Building applications and sites today with HTML5 and JavaScript is an exercise in self-assembling an array of libraries and toolsets to compose a platform that has all of the necessary components for development,” said Todd Anglin, EVP, Kendo UI. “This approach is acceptable for hobby projects, but it is fraught with support and licensing risks, it is difficult to maintain and upgrade, it is difficult to learn, and it wastes valuable development time. Kendo UI solves this problem by providing a unified framework with all of the necessary components for building HTML5 and JavaScript apps and sites.”

Kendo UI launches with three distinct packages:
• Kendo UI Web – More than a dozen rich HTML5 JavaScript UI widgets, including a Grid, plus essential framework components like a powerful Data Source, touch-enabled drag-and-drop, and one of the fastest JavaScript templating engines available.
• Kendo UI DataViz – A dedicated suite of HTML5-powered data visualization widgets, including animated charts.
• Kendo UI Mobile CTP – An early preview of Kendo UI widgets built specifically for solving the problems of building mobile apps with HTML5.

Building on top of the popular jQuery JavaScript library, Kendo UI leverages the latest in CSS3, HTML5, and JavaScript web standards, while still delivering broad support for all major browsers, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, and mobile browsers on iOS and Android.

Telerik fills an essential need in the JavaScript and HTML5 communities with Kendo UI by drawing on its long tradition of building professional software development tools to deliver a unified framework backed by industry leading support.

“Developers today, faced with an increasingly fragmented computing landscape, are turning to HTML5 and JavaScript to build software that can run anywhere and reach the largest possible audience,” said Svetozar Georgiev, CEO, Telerik. “Kendo UI simplifies the adoption of this rapidly evolving platform, helping developers quickly embrace the future with less risk. It also serves as an opportunity for Telerik to move beyond its .NET roots and apply our knowledge and expertise to providing tools for the broader world of HTML5 and JavaScript developers.”

At launch, Kendo UI is available under both a commercial and Open Source (GPLv3) license, making the new tools accessible to a diverse range of projects. Commercial licenses during the initial release will cost $399 and will include Kendo UI Web, Kendo UI DataViz, access to professional support, and all major and minor updates for one year. Free commercial trial licenses are also available.

Kendo UI Webinar – Thurs. Dec. 1 – iPad Raffle to Live Attendees
Telerik will host a Kendo UI launch webinar on Thurs. December 1 at 11 a.m. EST, during which two custom Kendo UI iPads will be raffled to live attendees. For webinar information and registration, please visit
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About Kendo UI
Kendo UI is a complete solution for JavaScript and HTML5 developers, delivering everything needed for modern, standards-based application and site development. Based on jQuery, Kendo UI delivers rich UI for the web, HTML5-powered data visualizations, and tools for building native mobile apps with HTML5. Kendo UI delivers everything in a unified, compact package, backed by industry leading professional support.