I am excited to write this blog post. Mobility has been an interesting field for me from past 3 years. At my day job and as a community person developing Mobile applications fascinated me. Today i am delighted to release a project template to the community. I am releasing Visual Studio Tools For Apache Cordova Project Templates (TACO) for Kendo UI Core. I know that its a long name but i hope this project template helps you jump start your Hybrid Mobile App Development with Kendo UI Mobile UI framework and Visual Studio. Read on to know more about the Project Templates i have developed.

Visual Studio – Tools for Apache Cordova:

You can build cross-platform apps for iOS, Android, and Windows devices by using Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova. The easy-to-use installer identifies and installs the right versions of the required SDKs, tools, and libraries that you need to build Apache Cordova apps. Know more about TACO here: http://taco.visualstudio.com

Kendo UI Mobile Framework:

Kendo UI Core is an Open Source Software from Telerik. Kendo UI Core contains HTML5 based Hybrid Mobile UI framework called Kendo UI Mobile. Using Kendo UI Mobile as your UI layer, you get to benefit from the industry standard Mobile Controls which are free. You can know more about Kendo UI Core here: http://www.telerik.com/kendo-ui/open-source-core.

Kendo UI Mobile Demos are availale online and you can check it out here: http://demos.telerik.com/kendo-ui/m

VS TACO Kendo UI Template:

You can get the Kendo UI Mobile Project Template for Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO) from Visual Studio Gallery here: Kendo UI TACO Templates. You can also get this template from Visual Studio by going to Extensions & Updates & searching for Kendo UI TACO Templates.

Visual Studio Extensions & Updates Dialog

Visual Studio Extensions & Updates Dialog

This extension will provide you with 3 templates of Kendo UI Mobile to get you started with Hybrid Mobile App development. The 3 templates are:

  1. Kendo UI Blank Template:
    A cross platform mobile device application developed with Kendo UI Core. This is a blank template that provides the Kendo UI Core framework files and the references for development with the framework.
  2. Kendo UI Drawer Template:
    A cross-platform mobile device application with Drawer navigation. This template shows you how to use the Kendo UI Drawer widget to implement the navigation between the views of the app. The drawer is a hidden menu that slides to reveal.
  3. Kendo UI TabStrip Template:
    A cross-platform mobile device application with TabStrip navigation. This template shows you how to use the Kendo UI TabStrip widget to implement the navigation between the views of the app. The TabStrip is a footer that spans across the app.

New Project Dialog:

New Project Dialog

New Project Dialog

Application Screenshots:

Blank Template:

Kendo UI Blank Project Template

Kendo UI Blank Project Template

 

Drawer Template:

Kendo UI Drawer Template

 

TabStrip Template:

Kendo UI TabStrip Template

Kendo UI TabStrip Template

Conclusion:

Well, as said in the begining i am excited about these Templates. Kendo UI Mobile framework provides you a professional looking Hybrid Mobile UI framework & widgets. I hope this project template gets you going with your next Hybrid Mobile App. Give it a try and let me know if you have any suggestion/feedback regarding the templates.