• Cloud Mobile

    Getting Started with Telerik Everlive - Your Cloud-Based Backend Service

    Imagine yourself developing a new web or hybrid mobile application. One of your first major considerations is probably going to be your application's backend data. The complexity of the backend can be overwhelming to many developers, especially those who have been solely focused on frontend development for some time now. Well today I'd like to walk you through a relatively new offering from Telerik - and that is Telerik Everlive. Telerik Everlive is your "Backend as a Service" (BaaS) which allows you to move your database into the cloud with an automatically generated RESTful service layer, file storage, user management, and notifications all bundled together. Fear the database no more, with Telerik Everlive we handle the heavy lifting for you - all you need to do is write your code!
    November 14, 2013
  • Cloud Mobile

    Latest Release of Icenium - iOS 7 Support, Visual Studio Extension Updates, and App Analytics

    A little more than one month ago, we announced the release of the new Icenium Extension for Visual Studio. Following up such a successful release was a daunting task, but I think you'll be as amazed as I am at what we have for you today. Starting right now, Icenium is shipping with full support for iOS 7 - and the latest release of our Visual Studio extension contains numerous updates to help complete the hybrid mobile development story within Visual Studio. And last, but not least, we are happy to announce integration with Telerik's new application analytics solution: EQATEC.
    October 31, 2013
  • Cloud Mobile

    Real-Time Reporting with SignalR, Kendo UI DataViz, and Icenium Part 2

    In the first part of this series, we created our SignalR hub and added a simple web form that allowed us to push data to our client apps in real-time. With our server-side code and hub complete, we now need to get into Icenium and create the most important part of our project - the hybrid mobile app. For this exercise we are going to stay inside of Visual Studio and use the new Icenium Extension for Visual Studio.
    October 24, 2013
  • Cloud Mobile

    Real-Time Reporting with SignalR, Kendo UI DataViz, and Icenium Part 1

    The ability to instantly deliver data to your clients is an engaging concept that has opened the web up to real-time communications, reporting, and charting. We have had options for a few years now - be it through Comet, WebSocket, SSE, or even AJAX long polling. However, support varies dramatically for each of these methods with each browser and browser version. This is where new projects such as Microsoft's open source SignalR step in. In this post we're going to talk about how to leverage the ability to instantly deliver data to multiple mobile apps simultaneously - and visualize that data with some rich charting tools available as part of Kendo UI DataViz.
    October 16, 2013
  • Cloud Mobile

    Using Custom Cordova Plugins with the Icenium Extension for Visual Studio

    It can be difficult these days to build a hybrid mobile app without using a custom Cordova plugin. Whether it's social media integration, in-app payments, or even speech recognition - you will probably want to tie in to a native device feature that is just outside the scope of what is included with Cordova. In this post I hope to show you how you can easily add a custom plugin to your Icenium project, using the new Icenium Extension for Visual Studio.
    October 10, 2013