The first of three planned major releases for the year, the Spring 2013 release includes new PHP server wrappers, as well as added support for Windows Phone 8 and the modern Web Single Page Application (SPA) architecture. SPA architecture, the company said, helps developers create modular and maintainable Web applications.
With its new Windows Phone 8 support, the company said Kendo UI helps developers create mobile Web and hybrid mobile apps across all major mobile platforms. One of the things that Kendo UI did not have support for, up to this point, was Windows Phone. “That was primarily because Windows Phone 7 didn’t really provide a capable-enough HTML5 runtime to make this work,” said Todd Anglin, executive VP of cross-platform tools and services at Telerik.
“Fortunately, Windows Phone 8 does have that capable runtime. So in this release, we’re adding Windows Phone 8 support in addition to the existing iOS, Android and BlackBerry support.”
This release also delivers the most new Web and UI widgets and chart types since the original Kendo UI release in November 2011, the company said. The new charts include Sparklines, Bullet Graphs and DataBars. New widgets include the Multi-Select, ColorPicker and Tooltip widgets.